Justice and Constitution

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

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.

Training Needs for Court Mediators Outlined

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

In order to become a court-annexed mediator, candidates will have to undergo at least forty hours contact training provided by a recognised training institute.

This requirement is contained in proposed Accreditation Norms and Standards for Mediators published for comment by the justice department in Government Gazette 37883.