The objects of the South African Law Reform Commission are to do research with reference to all branches of the law in order to make recommendations to Government for the development, improvement, modernisation or reform of the law. The Commission investigates matters appearing on a programme approved by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development. Reports and other documents published by the Commission are made available on the Commission's website for general information.

Kindly note that the Commission is not in a position to give legal advice to members of the public.

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2021.01.11: Discussion Paper 152, Project 144: Single Marriage Statute, January 2021. Closing date for comment: 31 March 2021 and media statement

2020.11.06: Discussion Paper 151 [Project 127] Review of Administration Orders (Closing date for comments: 31 Dec 2020) and media statement

2020.11.05: Updated Legal Costs Community Hearings on Discussion Paper 150, Project 142: Investigation into Legal Fees, including access to justice and other interventions

2020.10.16: Issue Paper 38 on the Review of Laws regulating Funeral Parlours and Related Services Industry (Project 147) published for general information and comment and media statement

2020.10.13: The 2020 South African Law Reform Commission Legal Essay Competition.






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