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Draft Rules for Sexual Offences Courts Drawn Up

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Draft regulations setting out what facilities must be in place at designated sexual offences courts have been published in Government Gazette 39240 for comment.

The Draft Regulations Relating to Sexual Offences Courts were drawn up in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act of 2007.

Trade and Industry Draws Up PAIA Description

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

The justice and constitutional development department has published the trade and industry department’s description submitted in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000.

Published in Government Gazette 39232, the description lists the types of records compiled by the trade and industry department and available for inspection, purchasing and copying.

Judicial Appointments Under the Spotlight


A private member’s bill designed to put clear criteria for judicial appointment in place has been published for comment.

Drawn up by the Democratic Alliance’s Hendrick Schmidt, the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill also calls for impartial selection processes and a reduction in the size of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

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