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Welfare Laws Amendment Act, No. 106 of 1997

Long title


To amend the Child Care Act, 1983, so as to broaden the provisions granting exemption to certain categories of persons who may care for certain children apart from their parents for a period longer than 14 days; and to remove the provisions that overlap with the provisions of the Social Assistance Act, 1992, that provide for state contributions to the maintenance by foster parents of foster children; to amend the Social Assistance Act, 1992, so as to provide for uniformity of, equality of access to, and effective regulation, of social assistance throughout the Republic; to introduce the child-support grant; to do away with cavitation grants; to abolish maintenance grants subject to the phasing out of existing maintenance grants over a period not exceeding three years; to provide for the delegation of certain powers; and to extend the application of the provisions of the Act to all areas in the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 10 of Act 74 of 1983...
2. Amendment of section 56 of Act 74 of 1983
3. Substitution of sections 1 to 12 of Act 59 of 1992
4. Substitution of sections 14 to 22 of, and Schedule to, Act 59 of 1992
5. Limitation of liability
6. Short title and commencement
 
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