Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Justice and Constitutional Development.
Parts 1 and 2 of chapter 10 of the Legal Practice Act of 2014 will kick in on 1 February 2015.
This was announced in a proclamation published in Government Gazette 38412.
Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services
Parliament has called for comment on the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Bill.
The bill was tabled in parliament in December 2014 after cabinet approved it the month before.
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
Magistrates will in future be able to verify the authenticity of signatures to a settlement agreement in the absence of the parties prior to issuing a court order.
This provision is contained in amendments to the rules regulating the conduct of magistrates’ courts published in Government Gazette 38380.