Justice and Constitution

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Justice and Constitutional Development.

Justice Committee Concludes Hearings on Sexual Offences Bill

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services

The justice and correctional services committee has stressed that the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Bill does not intend lowering the age of consent for sexual activity.

The committee made this known following public hearings on the bill last week described in a statement as “fruitful and insightful”.

Forensic DNA Regulations in Place

Department of Police

Regulations outlining how the South African Police Service (SAPS) will be allowed to take DNA samples from suspects have been published in Government Gazette 38561.

The Forensic DNA Regulations were published for comment in October 2010.

New Sheriffs Board in Place

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

A new Sheriffs Board is in place.

In a statement, the justice and constitutional development department confirmed that the board’s term of office commenced on 2 March 2015.

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