Chief Registrar's Circular No.1 of 2008 - the purpose of the Act amongst other things is to define parental responsibilities and rights, and to provide for matters incidental thereto. In terms of section 17 of the Act, a child becomes a major upon reaching the age of 18 years. Until majority, a parent or other person who acts as guardian of a child must, in terms of section 18(3)(b) of the Act, and subject to section 18(4) and 18(5) of the Act, assist or represent a child in administrative, contractual and other legal matters. Examples would be marriage and the alienation or encumbrance of any immovable property of the child.
Chief Registrar's Circular No. 1 of 2008