The CDF is administered by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO is an intergovernmental organization whose principal headquarters is in Geneva. The International Federation of Children’s Hospital and the Red Cross to provide support through the Children Development Fund.
The Children’s Act lays down the procedures for the grant application and the selection of projects. It also sets out provisions for the registration of the application, the preparation of the consent form, the notification of the applicant and the conduct of the selection process. The Children’s Minister for Justice and Equality oversees the implementation of the Children’s Act and enacts many related legislative measures. He also facilitates the review of the performance of the projects and reports the results on a periodic basis to the Minister.
Civil Registration System
In South Africa, the Department of Education has established the Children Development Fund as a part of the Civil Registration System. Under the provisions of the civil registration act, every citizen is entitled to register their child with the Children Development Fund. Children are entitled to receive financial support for training, consultation, counselling and other programs and to be placed in certain children’s institutions. A Notary Public is generally appointed under the directions of the commissioner of the department who is responsible for ensuring compliance with the provisions of the act and the regulations.
Persons who are not Australian residents ordinarily resident in South Africa and who wish to receive statutory declarations as soon as possible that they are not self-regulating should apply to the department for the purpose of registration. To qualify, the applicant must be a South African citizen and fulfil the eligibility criteria. Once the applicant receives the notice of registration from the department, they will need to complete the relevant forms. The procedure is usually completed within 45 days of application.
A Statutory Declaration
Children who are still on the waiting list for a certificate of s.i. must apply for a statutory declaration as soon as possible. Once a certificate of s.i. is issued, guardianship can be determined by the court on behalf of the child.
Once a statutory declaration is granted, the applicant no longer needs to obtain a driving license. All other requirements are still required, including a passport if travelling outside South Africa. If the driving license is granted, an insured vehicle may be used by the guardians. The costs of obtaining a driving license and obtaining a statutory declaration are covered in the children act.
Children In Guardianship
Children in guardianship can have their own bank account. They are also entitled to receive a weekly allowance from the Department for Education. This can be paid directly from the bank account or through a credit or debit card. A child who is in a position to make his or her own decisions can also decide how much he or she would like to receive each week. The amount is determined by considering his or her income from various sources, his or her present day expenses and his or her future expectations. A child can also choose to receive money in the form of a gift, loan or salary increment.
The recipients of South Africa’s national register of births and deaths must obtain a schedule 2 birth certificate before they can apply for child benefits. This includes minors (regardless of their age). An individual can receive these benefits after his or her birthday. However, this applies to children who reach the age of one. If the child is adopted and does not receive a schedule 2 birth certificate, the adoptive parents will have to apply for the relevant document.
Children In Permanent Guardianship
Children in permanent guardianship can apply for child assistance either by submitting a complete application for child support or completing a pre-budget submission. Both forms are available online from the family law office. If an individual submits a complete application for child support, he or she must provide proof that he or she receives a weekly benefit from an income support agency.
Proof of income can be obtained by submitting a payslip, tax returns, pay slips, bank statements, salary slips and pension statements. Alternatively, a pre-budget submission can be completed wherein details about an individual’s assets, expenditure and monthly income are submitted to the court. The family law court then decides whether the child is eligible for a weekly benefit or a monthly allowance.
One can also find information on the Family Law Courts by visiting the Family Law Courts website. This is accessible 24 hours per day. Families that need help with establishing shared parenting can use the site to submit an Application for Approval of Shared Parenting. The first step is to fill out the Application, submit relevant documents, including a plan of parenting, and wait for a verdict. Once the verdict is in, the applicant can get financial assistance from the Family Law Courts.