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What is “in the best interests of the child” by Noa Kinstler (attorney)

What is “in the best interest of the child”? Prior to the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 the concept of “the best interest of the child” was not defined in legislation. The concept was developed through case law but did not have an outright agreed upon definition. The Children’s Act was enacted, amongst other reasons, in order to give effect …