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There is no legal basis to sue for damages on the basis proposed by you. There is unfortunately also no way to force him to see his son and the childrens act merely gives him the right to see him, but does not force him. The only thing the act forces him to do is to pay maintenance and to financially support him.
There has not been a case like that in South Africa before and the other issue is that you will find it virtually impossible to quantify the claim.
It will definitely be a first if one would decide to do it, but in my view will be unsuccessful