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Code of Conduct for Legal Practitioners Set Down

Code of Conduct for Legal Practitioners Set Down


Department of Justice and Constitutional Development 3 April 2019 The code of conduct for legal practitioners is in place. The Legal Practice Council published the final code in Government Gazette…

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…

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…

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…

National Preventive Mechanism on Torture Under the Spotlight


Department of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentGovernment has affirmed its intention to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT).The deputy minister of justice and constitutional development, John Jeffery,…

Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill Withdrawn from Parliament


Department of Justice and Constitutional DevelopmentThe Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill has been withdrawn from parliament.The bill sought to amend the Criminal Procedure Act of 1977 so as to extend the…