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Chief Justice Determines Judiciary Day


Office of the Chief Justice 1 August 2019 Judiciary Day is set down for 3 October 2019. The Office of the Chief Justice published the date in Government Gazette 42605.…

Draft PAIA Amendment Bill Published for Comment


Parliament 31 July 2019 Comment is sought on a draft committee bill designed to amend the Promotion of Access to Information Act to facilitate the availability of information on private…

Trafficking in Persons Data Collection System Deployed


Department of Justice and Constitutional Development 30 July 2019 The Regional Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Data Collection System has been deployed. In a speech at the deployment in Pretoria, the…

Ad Hoc Committee on Section 25 to be Set Up


Parliament 26 July 2019 A multiparty ad hoc committee tasked with initiating and introducing legislation amending Section 25 of the Constitution is to be set up. In a statement, parliament…

Cybercrimes Bill Under the Spotlight


Department of Justice and Constitutional Development 25 July 2019 The justice and constitutional development department plans to revive the Cybercrimes Bill. The justice and correctional services minister, Ronald Lamola, confirmed…

National Torture Preventive Mechanism Launched


Department of Justice and Constitutional Development 23 July 2019 The National Torture Preventive Mechanism (NTPM) has been launched. The NTPM flows from the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture…

PAIA Description for CMS Published


Department of Justice and Constitutional Development 19 July 2019 The Council for Medical Scheme’s (CMS) description in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) of 2000 has…

Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech


Draft bill full text Text available on the Department of Justice and Correctional Services website Year of publication 2016 Publication for comment (draft bill) Invitation for comment available on the…

Prevention and Combating of Hate Speech Bill to be Revived


Department of Justice and Constitutional Development 17 July 2019 The Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill will be revived. The justice and correctional services minister, Ronald…

Justice Minister Delivers Political Overview in Parliament


Department of Justice and Constitutional Development 3 July 2019 The justice and correctional service minister, Ronald Lamola, has confirmed that the justice and constitutional development department still plans to continue…