Marizka Coetzer
2 minute read
1 Sep 2021
6:01 am

Fathers cite discrimination as Limpopo implements custody mediation first

Marizka Coetzer

Concerned father says he hopes all provinces will follow suit.

The six officers denied the charges at a hearing in Nairobi and were ordered to be kept in custody until a bail hearing on September 22. Picture: iStock

Strong opinions have been expressed to parliament about so-called discrimination against men in the Children’s Act. From September, the Limpopo High Court will be the first to implement rule 41 A Uniform Rules of Court to force mediation between parties. In July, Judge President of the High Court in Limpopo Ephraim Makgoba called on legal practitioners to comply with Rule 41 A Uniform Rules of Court when they issued proceedings as per the ruling last year. “Henceforth, the registrar will decline to issue the court process unless the rule has complied with the effect of 1 September,” said Makgoba. A...