Justice and Constitution

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

Attorneys Bill Tabled in Parliament

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

A bill designed to allow actions against the Attorneys Fidelity Fund to be instituted in other courts besides the high court has been tabled in parliament.

The explanatory summary for the Attorneys Amendment Bill was published in Government Gazette 37825 earlier this month.

Legal Aid Bill Tabled

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

A bill designed to enhance access to justice and ensure that all citizens’ rights to legal representation are realised has been tabled in parliament.

The Legal Aid Bill also seeks to set up Legal Aid South Africa.

Acting Sheriffs on the Cards

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Legislation empowering the justice minister to appoint acting sheriffs has come into effect.

Section 5 together with sections 2, 3, 4(a) and (c) and 16 of the Sheriffs Amendment Act of 2012 came into effect on 18 July 2014. Proclamation notice 48 was published in government Gazette 37841.