Mediation in Certain Divorce Matters Amendment Act, 1991

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Act

To amend the Mediation in Certain Divorce Matters Act, 1987, so as to provide for the appointment of a Family Advocate for a specific divorce action or an application or for more than one such action or application; and to provide for matters connected therewith.



(English text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 27 June 1991.)


Be it enacted by the State President and the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:―


Amendment of section 2 of Act 24 of 1987

1. Section 2 of the Mediation in Certain Divorce Matters Act, 1987, is hereby amended by the addition of the following words to subsection (1):

"and the Minister, or any person authorized thereto in writing by him, may appoint one or more persons, whether or not they are officers in the public service, at any such division to act as a Family Advocate or Family Advocates for the duration of a specific divorce action or an application or for more than one such action or application.".


Amendment of section 5 of Act 24 of 1987

2. Section 5 of the Mediation in Certain Divorce Matters Act, 1987, is hereby amended by the substitution for paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of the following paragraph:

"(c)

the payment by the State of remuneration and allowances to a Family Advocate appointed under section 2(1) to act in a specific divorce action or an application or in more than one such action or application and a Family Counsellor, for services rendered, the determination of criteria for the payment of such remuneration and allowances, the manner of calculation of such remuneration and allowances and the recovery [of such remuneration and allowances]

thereof by the State from a party or parties to a divorce action or an application referred to in section 4(1)(b) and (2)(b) by means of an order as to costs by the court;".


Short title

3. This Act shall be called the Mediation in Certain Divorce Matters Amendment Act, 1991.

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