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Court rejects father's bid to bring child from Malaysia to live with him in South Africa

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A father has lost a bid to get his child to live with him in South Africa.
A father has lost a bid to get his child to live with him in South Africa.
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A father's hope to live with his child in South Africa was dashed after his application to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) was dismissed. 

The child, born in May 2018, lived with their mother in Malaysia, and, on occasion, the father brought the child to South Africa to visit extended family.

The child's parents, who are not married, had an arrangement relating to parental rights and responsibilities in respect of the child.

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