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Booklet on National Action Plan to Combat Racism Released


Department of Justice and Constitutional Development 27 March 2019 A booklet on the National Action Plan to Combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (NAP) has been released. The…

Amendments Proposed to Prescription Act


Department of Justice and Constitutional Development 19 March 2019 Amendments are proposed to the Prescription Act of 1969. The justice and constitutional development department has published the Draft Prescription in…

National Action Plan to Combat Racism Released


Department of Justice and Constitutional Development 18 March 2019 The National Action Plan to Combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (NAP) has been released. Cabinet approved the NAP…

Traditional Courts Bill Sent to NCOP


Parliament 13 March 2019 The Traditional Courts Bill has been passed by the national assembly and sent to the national council of province for concurrence. The bill was tabled in…

Section 14 of Courts of Law Amendment Act in Effect.


The Presidency 12 March 2019 Section 14 of the Courts of Law Amendment Act is now in effect. The proclamation was published in Government Gazette 42297. The act, except for…

Claims Limit for Small Claims Court Increased


Department of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentThe maximum amount that can be claimed in the Small Claims Court has increased to R20 000.The justice and constitutional development department published the adjusted…

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…

Cabinet Approves Action Plan to Combat Racism


Department of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentCabinet has approved the National Action Plan to Combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (NAP).In a statement, the justice and constitutional development department…

Financial Assistance for TRC Victims on Basic Education Increased


Department of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentAmounts flowing from regulations dealing with the provision of financial assistance to victims identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) for basic education have…

Monetary Jurisdiction of Small Claims Courts Set to Increase


Department of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentThe monetary jurisdiction of Small Claims Courts is set to be increased to R20 000 in 2019.The deputy minister of justice and constitutional development, John…