Related Rule
South Africa
Practice Relating to Rule 136. Recruitment of Child Soldiers
South Africa’s ICC Act (2002) reproduces the war crimes listed in the 1998 ICC Statute, including “conscripting or enlisting children under the age of fifteen years” into national armed forces in international armed conflicts or into armed forces or groups in non-international armed conflicts. 
South Africa, ICC Act, 2002, Schedule 1, Part 3, §§ (b)(xxvi) and (e)(vii).
At the 27th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1999, South Africa pledged “to promote the adoption of national and international standards prohibiting the military recruitment … in armed conflicts of persons under 18 years of age”. 
South Africa, Pledge made at the 27th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Geneva, 31 October–6 November 1999.