Justice and Constitution

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Forum on Legal Profession to be Set Up

The Presidency

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.

Parliament Seeks Comment on Sexual Offences Amendment Bill

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.

Magistrates to Verify Signatures on Settlement Agreements

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.

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