Justice and Constitution

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Cap on Sheriff's Commission Under Scrutiny

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

The Rules Board for Courts of Law is considering whether the cap on the commission paid to sheriffs when immovable property is sold in execution should be removed.

This is one of a number of proposed amendments to the rules of court released by the board for comment.

Insolvency Practitioners Categories Tweaked

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Insolvency practitioners who became South African citizens after 1994 are now eligible to be appointed by the high court.

The amended policy on the appointment of insolvency practitioners has been published in Government Gazette 38088.

Animal Health Peace Officers Declared

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Officials assigned to the agriculture department’s directorate of animal health stationed in Gauteng have been declared peace officers in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act.

Section 334 of the Act empowers the justice and constitutional development minister to appoint peace officers with the power to arrest, execute warrants and issue written notices.

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