Maintenance under normal circumstances Ordinarily, a parent or legal guardian of a child can apply for a maintenance order at the Magistrate's court at their district. This is governed by the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998 (the 'Act'). According to section 15(1) of this Act, there is a common-law duty of
Maintained contact: what are parental responsibilities and rights and when is child maintenance required
Many South Africans are vulnerable to circumstances due to their lack of knowledge on what their rights are. Many of them are parents and as we all know, not all relationships or marriages work out, this is where child maintenance comes in.