Justice and Constitution

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

Legal Practice Bill Signed

The Presidency

President Zuma has signed the Legal Practice Bill into law.

Parliament gave the green light to the bill in March 2014.

Human Rights Commission Act in Force

The Presidency

The South African Human Rights Commission Act came into effect on 5 September 2014.

The proclamation notice was published in Government Gazette 37977.

Forced Marriage Under the Spotlight

South African Law Reform Commission

The South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) is shining the light on forced marriages in the name of ukuthwala.

In a discussion paper released for comment, the SALRC describes activities around forced marriage as a social problem where young girls are attacked in a violation of the customary practice.