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Six Months Firearms Amnesty Period in Place


South African Police Service A new six month firearms amnesty period kicked off on 1 August 2020. The declaration of the amnesty was published in Government Gazette 43576. The amnesty…

Civilian Secretariat for Police Drawing up Key Legislation


Civilian Secretariat for Police The Civilian Secretariat for Police (CSPS) is currently finalizing key legislation and regulations that will assist in facilitating a conducive environment for national stability and economic…

Hydrographic


Year of publication 2018 Explanatory Summary Published in GG 41662 of 30 May 2018

President Ramaphosa Assents to Hydrographic Act


The Presidency President Ramaphosa has assented to the Hydrographic Act. Parliament passed the Hydrographic Bill and sent it to the president for assent in December 2019. The bill was tabled…

SAPS on COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Regulations


South African Police Service All gatherings are prohibited except for a gathering at a faith-based institution. The South African Police Service confirmed this in a statement following a justice, crime…

National Conventional Arms Control Regulations Amended


Department of Defence National Conventional Arms Control Regulations have been amended. The defence department published amendments to the regulations in Government Gazette 43303. The amendments were drawn up in terms…

Military Discipline


Explanatory summary Published in GG 42346 of 28 March 2019

Military Discipline Bill Withdrawn From Parliament


Parliament The Military Discipline Bill has been withdrawn from parliament. The bill was tabled in parliament in November 2019. Cabinet approved the bill in August 2018 for tabling in parliament.…

Parliament Gives Green Light to Defence Amendment Bill


Paliament Parliament has passed the Defence Amendment Bill and sent it to president Ramaphosa for assent. The bill was tabled in parliament in June 2017. Cabinet approved the bill at…