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Inheritance from Intestate Estate Adjusted

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

The maximum amount that a spouse can inherit from an intestate estate in which children are also involved has been adjusted.

The notice, published in Government Gazette 38238, fixes the new amount at R250 000.

Plan to Bolster Child Protection Register

Parliament

A private member’s bill aims to increase the scope of offences that would render an offender unsuitable to work with children.

The draft Children’s Amendment Bill is the brainchild of the Democratic Alliance’s Mike Waters.

Cabinet Gives Green Light to Sexual Offences Bill

Cabinet

Cabinet has approved the Draft Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Amendment Bill to be tabled in parliament.

The justice and constitutional development department called for comment on the draft bill in October 2014.

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