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Protection from Harassment Bill: Public Hearings Begin


Department of Justice and Constitutional AffairsPublic hearings on the Protection from Harassment Bill have begun. This week, members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Affairs considered representations…

New Rules for Magistrates’ Courts to Come into Effect


Department of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentThe justice and constitutional development department has indicated in the Government Gazette that the rules regulating the conduct of the proceedings of the magistrates' courts…

Justice to Develop Turnaround Strategy to Improve Service Delivery


Department of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentThe justice and constitutional development minister, Jeff Radebe, has confirmed that his department is developing a turnaround strategy and a plan to improve the administration…

Update on Proposed Rules to Assist Public Protector


Department of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentDraft rules are to be published soon aimed at promoting cooperation from state entities under investigation by the public protector.Public protector, Thuli Madonsela, confirmed this…

Justice Releases Responses to Trafficking Bill Hearings


Department of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentThe justice and constitutional development committee has released its responses to submissions made during the recent public hearings on the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking…

Law Reform Legislation to be Introduced in Parliament Soon


Department of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentDeputy minister of justice and constitutional development, Andries Nel, has confirmed that the Superior Courts Draft Bill and the Legal Practice Draft Bill will soon…

Magistrates Court Amendment Bill to be Promulgated Soon


Department of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentThe Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has acknowledged that it will seek to implement the draft Bill as soon as it is promulgated.This is…