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Countries Added to Hague Convention on Child Abduction

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

The justice and constitutional development department has announced South Africa’s acceptance of certain countries that acceded to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Notification of the acceptance was published in Government Gazette 40058.

High Court Rules on Close of Pleadings Amended

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Court registrars will be expected to inform all parties of allocated trial dates.

This is one of the provisions contained in amendments to the rules regulating the conduct of the proceedings of the high court.

Criminal Matters Amendment Act in Force on 1 June 2016

The Presidency

The Criminal Matters Amendment Act will come into force on 1 June 2016.

The proclamation notice was published in Government Gazette 40010.

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