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Customary Law of Succession Act in Operation


Department of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentMinister of justice, Jeff Radebe, has announced the commencement of Reform of Customary Law of Succession and Regulation of Related Matters Act 11 of 2009.The…

Parliament Prepares For Auspicious Year


Parliament of South AfricaWith parliamentarians ending their "constituency period" on 22 January following Christmas leave, Parliament is due to commence its business on 25 January, the President's state-of-the-nation address taking…

Cabinet Approves Child Support Grant Extension


CabinetThe child support grant has been extended to include poverty-stricken children up to the age of 18. The extension was approved at cabinet's latest meeting in Cape Town. Presently, the…

Public comment called for on new social service council bill


Department of Social DevelopmentA draft bill, the Social Service Professions Bill, which has the object of establishing a South African Council for Social Service Professions, has been published by the…

Bill establishes central drug authority for substance abuse


Portfolio Committee on Social DevelopmentNew legislation to assist in combating drug trafficking and substance abuse with the establishment of a comprehensively-based Central Drug Authority and a system to deal with…

Minister outlines achievements of social sector cluster


Minister of HealthThe government would continue to focus attention on the private health sector to promote affordability and access to health care. Social services could not strictly be regarded as…