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Invitation to comment on the proposed draft Code of Good Administrative Conduct (PAJA)

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development invites interested parties to submit written comments on the proposed draft Code of Good Administrative Conduct (the draft Code). Due to the volume of the proposed draft Code, it is not published in this Notice. The proposed draft Code and the background note (which appears on this Invitation), are available on the website of the Department at the following link: Proposed draft PAJA Code of Good Administrative Conduct

The comments on the proposed draft Code must be submitted not later than 17 February 2017, marked for the attention of Ms F Bhayat or Ms I Botha, and –

(a) if they are forwarded by post, be addressed to - The Director-General: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001

(b) if they are delivered by hand, be delivered at – SALU Building, Room 23.09 or 23.23, 315 Thabo Sehume Street, Pretoria

(c) if they are delivered by email, be emailed to fbhayat@justice.gov.za or inbotha@justice.gov.za

(d) if they are faxed, be faxed to 086 754 8493 or 086 648 2289

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Ms F Bhayat on 012 406 4771 or Ms I Botha on 012 406 4756.
Please do not hesitate to contact the aforementioned officials if you have problems in obtaining a copy of the proposed draft Code.


Invitation to comment on the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, 2016

The draft Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill (hereinafter referred to as “the Bill”) aims to-

  • give effect to the Republic’s obligations in terms of the Constitution and international human rights instruments concerning racism, racial      discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance in accordance with international law obligations;
  • provide for the offence of hate crimes and the offence of hate speech and the prosecution of persons who commit those crimes;
  • provide for appropriate sentences that may be imposed on persons who commit hate crime and hate speech offences; 
  • provide for the prevention of hate crimes and hate speech; 
  • provide for the reporting on the implementation, application and administration of this Act;
  • amend certain Acts of Parliament consequentially; and 
  • provide for matters connected therewith.

Any person wishing to comment on the Bill is invited to submit written comments to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on or before 1 December 2016 extended to 31 January 2017.

Comments on The Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill should be marked for the attention of Ms T Ross and -

(a) if they are forwarded by post, be addressed to - The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, PRETORIA, 0001;
(b) if delivered by hand, be delivered at - The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Salu Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street (Corner of Thabo Sehume and Francis Baard Streets), PRETORIA;
(c) if they are delivered by E-mail, they can be sent to: hatecrimes@justice.gov.za; or
(d) if it is faxed, they can be faxed to 012 406 4632.

For further information, please contact T Ross at 012 406 4759.