HYBRID COLLOQUIUM PROGRAM:

TIME

PRESENTER

TOPIC

09:00-09:05

Prof Mitzi Wiese
Faculty of Law Director: Research (NWU)

Welcome

09:05-09:10

Prof Marita Carnelley
Professor (NWU)

Introduction to the Colloquium

PART 1 Setting the gloomy stage….

09:10-09:30

Felicity Ann Guest

What protection is afforded to the primary parent in the maintenance process?

09:30-09:50

Dr Carmel Jacobs (UWC)

South Africa’s child maintenance system: Failing our children & impoverishing women?

PART 2 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Providing some hope for the future …

09:50-10:15

Keynote: Prof Leentjie de Jong (Project Leader of the Advisory Committee of the SALRC on Project 100B (Review of the Maintenance Act)

The Maintenance Amendment Bill of 2023 – an effort to counter some of the stumble blocks of the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998

10:15-10.40

Keynote: Eugene Opperman (Specialist Maintenance Attorney & Mediator)

A position paper on the proposed amendments to the Maintenance Act by the SA Law Reform Commission (Discussion Paper 157) focusing on mediation on maintenance matters as an alternative dispute resolution option, the practicalities and the navigating thereof throughout

10:40-11:00

TEA BREAK

PART 3 Unresolved legal issues …

11.00-11.20

Prof Brigitte Clark (UKZN)

Maintenance for Unmarried Dependent Persons: Comments on Recent Case Law and Legislative Proposals for Change.

11.20-11.40

Prof Hanneretha Kruger (UNISA)

Parental responsibilities and rights of permanent life partners who conceive by means of artificial fertilisation    VJV v Minister of Social Development [2023] ZACC 21

11.40-12.00

Prof Amanda Barratt (UCT)

Spousal maintenance pendente lite: Rule 43, the common law, and EW v VH 2023 (4) SA 123 (WCC).

12.00-12.20

Dr Razaana Denson (NMU)

Maintenance issues for Islamic spouses

12.20-12.30

OPEN Q & A SESSION

OPEN Q & A SESSION

12:30-13:00

LUNCH BREAK

PART 4 Practical enforcement remains key …

13:00-13:20

Prof Elsje Bonthuys (WITS)

Ensuring access to accurate financial information.

13:20-13:40

Judge D Tulare

Determination and Recovery of Future Maintenance Orders: A new tool and an innovative and reasonable remedy for the recovery of maintenance for children

13:40-14:00

Setlako Motshabi (Director Legal Services, DoJCD)

Challenges within the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

14:00-14:20

Prof Clement Marumoagae (WITS)

Attachment of retirement benefits to satisfy members’ maintenance obligations.

14:20-14:40

Adv Ilse Bezuidenhout (Senior State Advocate)

Challenges within the National Prosecuting Authority

14:40-15:00

Laurie Greyvenstein

A dedicated Nish Credit Bureau can Function as a Central Maintenance Register

15:00-15:15

OPEN Q & A SESSION

OPEN Q & A SESSION

This MAINTENANCE COLLOQUIUM will be streamed live via Zoom / Teams / Streamyard. To obtain the download link, please register here or contact Prof. Marita Carnelly at Marita.Carnelley@nwu.ac.za