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Discussion Paper 158 Revised, Project 135
Discussion Paper 158 Revised, Project 135: The Review of the Witchcraft Suppression Act 3 of 1957. Closing date for comments: 31 Oct 2022
Published: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:32:25 GMT
Media statement: Project 135: Revised Discussion Paper 158
Media Statement: Project 135: Revised Discussion Paper 158: The Review of the Witchcraft Suppression Act 3 of 1957. Closing date for comments: 31 Oct 2022.
Published: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:31:11 GMT
Invite: Workshop on Discussion Paper 157, Project 100B
Invitation to attend a virtual workshop on Project 100B, Discussion Paper 157 on the Review of the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998 on one of the following days, 04, 06 or 08 July 2022 from 09:00 – 13:00
Published: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 09:17:10 GMT
Invite: Workshop on Discussion Paper 157, Project 100B
Invitation to attend a virtual workshop on Project 100B, Discussion Paper 157 on the Review of the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998 on one of the following days, 04, 06 or 08 July 2022 from 09:00 – 13:00
Published: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 08:17:10 GMT
Media statement: Discussion Paper 157, Project 100B
Media Statement on Discussion Paper 157, Project 100B: Review of the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998. Closing date for comments: 30 June 2022.
Published: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 15:17:07 GMT
Discussion Paper 157, Project 100B
Discussion Paper 157, Project 100B, on the Review of the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998.
Published: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 15:16:15 GMT
Media statement: Discussion Paper 148, Project 100D
Media Statement by the South African Law Reform Commission Project 100D: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Matters renewed call for comment by 31 July 2022.
Published: Mon, 16 May 2022 13:54:19 GMT
Discussion Paper 156, Project 149: Repeal of the Transkeian Penal Code
Discussion Paper 156, Project 149: Repeal of the Transkeian Penal Code, 1983 (Act 9 of 1983). A Sub-Project of the Review of Colonial and Apartheid Legislation. Closing date for comments: 31 July 2022.
Published: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 11:25:48 GMT
Media statement: Discussion Paper 156, Project 149
Media Statement by South African Law Reform Commission concerning release of Discussion Paper 156, Project 149: Repeal of the Transkeian Penal Code, 1983 (Act 9 of 1983). A Sub-Project of the Review of Colonial and Apartheid Legislation. Closing date for comments: 31 July 2022.
Published: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 11:25:07 GMT
Media Statement: Report on Ukuthwala (Project 138), 29 Mar 2022
Report on the Practice of Ukuthwala (Project 138), 29 Mar 2022.
Published: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 14:55:04 GMT
Media Statement: Report on Legal Fees (Project 142), 29 Mar 2022
Media statement: Report on Project 142: Investigation into legal fees, including access to justice and other interventions, 29 Mar 2022.
Published: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 14:33:49 GMT
Media Statement: Report on Prescription Periods (Project 125), 29 Mar 2022
Media statement: Report on Harmonisation of existing laws providing for different Prescription Periods (Project 125), 29 Mar 2022.
Published: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 14:33:49 GMT
Report: Legal Fees (Project 142), 29 Mar 2022
Report on Project 142: Investigation into legal fees, including access to justice and other interventions, 29 Mar 2022.
Published: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 14:33:01 GMT
Report: Prescription Periods (Project 125), 29 Mar 2022
Report on Harmonisation of existing laws providing for different Prescription Periods (Project 125), 29 Mar 2022.
Published: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 14:33:01 GMT
Report: Ukuthwala (Project 138), 29 Mar 2022
Report on the Practice of Ukuthwala (Project 138), 29 Mar 2022
Published: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 12:56:10 GMT
Media Statement: Report: Pornography and Children (Project 107)
Published the media release on the report on Sexual Offences: Pornography and Children (Project 107), 29 Mar 2022.
Published: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 16:34:34 GMT
Report: Pornography and Children (Project 107)
Published the report on Sexual Offences: Pornography and Children (Project 107), 29 Mar 2022.
Published: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 16:33:33 GMT
Media Statement: DP154 comment submission date
Media statement: Project 141, Discussion Paper 154: Medico-legal Claims. Closing date for comments extended to 28 Feb 2022.
Published: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 12:15:50 GMT
Media Statement on Judge Kollapen's appointment
Statement by the Commissioners of the SA Law Reform Commission on the appointment of Judge Narandran (Jody) Kollapen as Justice of the Constitutional Court.
Published: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:47:28 GMT
Issue Paper 42 (Project 100)
Issue Paper 42 (Project 100) Domestic Violence (the Criminal Law Response). Closing date for comments: 28 February 2022
Published: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 15:47:15 GMT
Media Statement on Issue Paper 42 (Project 100)
Media Statement on Issue Paper 42 (Project 100) Domestic Violence (the Criminal Law Response).
Published: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 15:46:41 GMT
Discussion Paper 155, Project 100D
Discussion Paper 155 (Project 100D) Relocation of families with reference to minor children. Closing date for comments: 31 January 2022
Published: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 11:15:32 GMT
Media Statement on Discussion Paper 155, Project 100D
Discussion Paper 155 (Project 100D) Relocation of families with reference to minor children. Closing date for comments: 31 January 2022
Published: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 11:14:59 GMT
Media Statement: Issue Paper 41 (Project 100E) Extension of closing date
Media Statement: Issue Paper 41 (Project 100E): Extension of closing date for comment on Issue Paper 41: Review of Aspects of Matrimonial Property Law until 14 January 2022.
Published: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 10:01:08 GMT
Media statement: Project 141, Discussion Paper 154
The SALRC have released Discussion Paper 154 on Project 141: Medico-legal Claims for general information and public comment. Closing date for comments: 31 Jan 2022.
Published: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 11:19:46 GMT
Discussion Paper 154, Project 141
Discussion Paper 154, Project 141: Medico-legal Claims. Issued 11 Nov 2021. Closing date for comments: 31 Jan 2022.
Published: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 15:53:06 GMT
Media statement: Project 143, Discussion Paper 153
Media statement by the South African Law Reform Commission: Extension of closing date for comment on Discussion Paper 153: Investigation into Maternity and Parental Benefits for Self-Employed Workers in the Informal Economy (Project 143) until 03 December 2021.
Published: Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:27:05 GMT
Webinar Programme: National Webinar 2021 on Discussion Paper 153
Programme available for the SALRC National Webinar 2021: Maternity and Parental Benefits for Self-Employed Workers in the Informal Economy (Discussion Paper 153).
Published: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:23:13 GMT
Webinar Invite: National Webinar 2021 on Discussion Paper 153
SALRC National Webinar 2021: Maternity and Parental Benefits for Self-Employed Workers in the Informal Economy (Discussion Paper 153).
The purpose of the webinar is to workshop the preliminary law reform proposals contained in Discussion Paper 153 with stakeholders with a view to obtain their input and comment in shaping these proposals.
Date: 10 Nov 2021. Time: 09h30-14h00.
Published: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:45:12 GMT
Discussion Paper 153, Project 143: Submission email updated
Discussion Paper 153, Project 143. Closing date for comments: 29 October 2021. As we are experiencing problems with emails sent to LMngoma@justice.gov.za, we request that you send your comments to budelm@unisa.ac.za.
Published: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 08:15:00 GMT
Issue Paper 41 (Project 100E)
Issue Paper 41 (Project 100E) Extension of the Consultation Process: Revised Issue Paper 34: Review of Aspects of Matrimonial Property Law. Closing Date for Comments is 30 November 2021
Published: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:28:04 GMT
Media Statement: Issue Paper 41 (Project 100E)
Media Statement by the South African Law Reform Commission concerning its release of Issue Paper 41 (Project 100E), Review of Aspects of Matrimonial Property Law. Closing date for comment is 30 November 2021
Published: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:25:04 GMT
2021 SALRC Legal Essay Competition
The 2021 South African Law Reform Commission Legal Essay Competition.
SUBMIT ENTRIES BY 31ST JANUARY 2022.
Published: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:37:48 GMT
Discussion Paper 153, Project 143
Discussion Paper 153, Project 143: Maternity and Parental Benefits for Self-Employed Workers in the Informal Economy. Issued 23 Jun 2021. Closing date for comments: 29 October 2021.
Published: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 18:55:02 GMT
Media Statement: Discussion Paper 153 on Project 143
Media Statement by the South African Law Reform Commission concerning its release of Discussion Paper 153 on Project 143: Investigation into Maternity and Parental Benefits for Self-Employed Workers in the Informal Economy, 19 July 2021.
Published: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 18:54:13 GMT
Media Statement: Project 148, Issue Paper 39 [Return date for comments extended]
Project 148, Issue Paper 39: The return date for submission of comments originally set as 31 May 2021 has been extended to 30 June 2021.
Published: Fri, 04 Jun 2021 14:17:34 GMT
SALRC 2019/2020 Annual Report
SALRC 2019/2020 Annual Report published
Published: Mon, 31 May 2021 14:48:45 GMT
Discussion Paper 152, Project 144 [Amended]
Discussion Paper 152, Project 144: Single Marriage Statute, January 2021 [amended 13 May 2021]. Closing date for comment extended: 17 May 2021
Published: Thu, 13 May 2021 10:54:00 GMT
Media Statement: Project 149
Media statement: (Project 149) Repeal Of Colonial And Apartheid Legislation. Closing date for comments: 03 June 2021.
Published: Wed, 05 May 2021 11:31:18 GMT
Issue Paper 40 [Project 145] Review of Mechanisms of Intergovernmental Relations Applicable
Issue Paper 40 (Project 145) Review of Mechanisms of Intergovernmental Relations Applicable to the Social Development Sector. Closing date for comments: 30 July 2021
Published: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:09:42 GMT
Media Statement: Issue Paper 40 [Project 145]
Issue Paper 40 (Project 145) Review of Mechanisms of Intergovernmental Relations Applicable to the Social Development Sector. Closing date for comments: 30 July 2021
Published: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:08:40 GMT
SALRC: Issue Paper 39 (Project 148) Amendment
A new copy of the Issue paper 39 (Project 148) and discussion notes was published, to correct the date of the cover pages.
Published: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:37:18 GMT
Issue Paper 39 [Project 148] UNCRPD
Issue Paper 39 [Project 148] on the Domestication of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and discussion points for workshops.
The closing date for comment is 31 May 2021.
Published: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 19:34:11 GMT
Media Statement: Issue Paper 39 [Project 148]
Media Statement: Issue Paper 39 [Project 148] on the Domestication of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
The closing date for comment is 31 May 2021.
Published: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 19:33:17 GMT
Media Statement on Discussion Paper 152, Project 144
Media Statement by the South African Law Reform Commission: Extension of closing date for comment on Discussion Paper 152 on a Single Marriage Statute (Project 144) until 17 May 2021
Published: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 13:56:02 GMT
Discussion Paper 152, Project 144
SALRC Discussion Paper 152 Project 144 Single Marriage Statute, January 2021. Closing date for comment: 31 March 2021
Published: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 18:42:50 GMT
Media Statement on Discussion Paper 152, Project 144
Media Statement by the South African Law Reform Commission on SALRC Discussion Paper 152 Project 144 Single Marriage Statute, January 2021. Closing date for comment: 31 March 2021
Published: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 18:42:04 GMT
Discussion Paper 151, Project 127
Discussion Paper 151 [Project 127] Review of Administration Orders. Closing date for comments: 31 December 2020.
Published: Tue, 10 Nov 2020 15:50:18 GMT
Media Statement on Discussion Paper 151, Project 127
Media Statement by the South African Law Reform Commission on Discussion Paper 151 [Project 127] Review of Administration Orders
Published: Tue, 10 Nov 2020 15:49:20 GMT
Discussion Paper 150, Project 142: Legal Costs Community Hearings updated list
Updated list for the Legal Costs Community Hearings on Discussion Paper 150, Project 142 to be conducted from 03-27 Nov 2020
Published: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 18:27:00 GMT
Discussion Paper 150, Project 142: Legal Costs Community Hearings
Legal Costs Community Hearings on Discussion Paper 150, Project 142 to be conducted from 03-27 Nov 2020
Published: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 15:53:03 GMT
SALRC: Issue Paper 38 (Project 147)
Issue Paper 38 on the Review of Laws regulating Funeral Parlours and Related Services Industry (Project 147) published for general information and comment.
Respondents are requested to submit written comment, representations or submissions to the Commission by 30 November 2020
Published: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 14:31:56 GMT
Media Statement on Issue Paper 38 (Project 147)
Media statement on Issue Paper 38 on the Review of Laws regulating Funeral Parlours and Related Services Industry (Project 147) published for general information and comment
Published: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 14:30:20 GMT
2020 SALRC Legal Essay Competition
The 2020 South African Law Reform Commission Legal Essay Competition.
SUBMIT ENTRIES BY 31ST JANUARY 2021
Published: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:59:16 GMT
Discussion Paper 150, Project 142
Discussion Paper 150, Project 142: Investigation into Legal Fees, including access to justice and other interventions. Closing date for comments: 30 November 2020
Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:22:24 GMT
Media Statement on Discussion Paper 150, Project 142
Media Statement by the South African Law Reform Commission on Discussion Paper 150, Project 142: Investigation into Legal Fees, including access to justice and other interventions.
Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:23:36 GMT
SALRC: Questionnaire 2 for Middle Income Users Of Legal Services
Middle Income Users Of Legal Services Questionnaire
Project 142: Investigation Into Legal Fees, Issue Paper 36
Closing Date: 07 December 2019
Published: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:11:56 GMT
Media Statement on Discussion Paper 148, Project 100D amendment
Amendment to Media Statement by the South African Law Reform Commission concerning its release of Discussion Paper 148 on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Matters
Published: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:13:14 GMT
Media Statement on Discussion Paper 148, Project 100D
Media Statement by the South African Law Reform Commission concerning its release of Discussion Paper 148 on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Matters
Published: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:10:15 GMT
Discussion Paper 148, Project 100D
Discussion Paper 148, Project 100D: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Matters. Closing date for comments: 31 January 2020
Published: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:09:47 GMT
Workshop Invitation: Access to legal services by the Middle Class
The South African Law Reform Commission invites you to a workshop on Access to legal services by the Middle Class, Project 142: Investigation into Legal Fees on 15 November 2019
Published: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:08:59 GMT
New SALRC 2018/2019 Annual Report
New SALRC 2018/2019 Annual Report published
Published: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:14:45 GMT
Issue Paper 36: Extension for submission of Statistical Information or Data
Media statement: Extension for submission of Statistical Information or Data on Issue Paper 36 Project 142: Investigation into Legal Fees, to 15 Nov 2019.
Published: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:51:18 GMT
SALRC Legal Essay Writing Competition Award Ceremony 2019
Photos from the SALRC Legal Essay Writing Competition Award Ceremony, which was held on 6 September 2019.
Published: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:02:35 GMT
Issue Paper 36: Preliminary Schedule of Legal Costs Community Hearings UPDATE
UPDATE: Preliminary Schedule of Legal Costs Community Hearings for Issue Paper 36: Project 142: Investigation into Legal Fees.
Published: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 09:15:37 GMT
SALRC: Questionnaires for Issue Paper 36
Questionnaires for Issue Paper 36, Project 142: Investigation into Legal Fees
Closing Date: 30 August 2019
Published: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:16:51 GMT
SALRC Issue Paper 35, Project 144: Questions
Questions relating to Issue Paper 35, Project 144, Single Marriage Statute (in 9 languages)
Published
Published: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 08:33:28 GMT
SALRC Issue Paper 35, Project 144: Media Statement and Questions
Media Statement on the extension of the closing date to 31 August 2019
Published: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 08:31:04 GMT
Issue Paper 36: Preliminary Schedule of Legal Costs Community Hearings UPDATE
UPDATE: Preliminary Schedule of Legal Costs Community Hearings for Issue Paper 36: Project 142: Investigation into Legal Fees.
Published: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:55:20 GMT
Issue Paper 36: Preliminary Schedule of Legal Costs Community Hearings
Preliminary Schedule of Legal Costs Community Hearings for Issue Paper 36: Project 142: Investigation into Legal Fees.
Published: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 07:31:24 GMT
Report: Project 122: Assisted Decision-Making Report published
This Report concerns the manner in which South African law addresses the needs of persons whose ability to make choices, to exercise their legal capacity, has been impaired (“persons with disability”). The report also concerns the manner in which South African law should address the needs of such persons with disability.
Published: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 10:13:31 GMT
Issue Paper 36 (Project 142)
Issue Paper 36 (Project 142) Investigation into Legal Fees. Closing Date for Comments 30 August 2019
Published: Tue, 07 May 2019 10:35:59 GMT
Media Statement on Issue Paper 36
Media Statement on Issue Paper 36 (Project 142) Investigation into Legal Fees.
Published: Tue, 07 May 2019 10:35:23 GMT
Media Statement on Issue Paper 37
Media Statement on Issue Paper 37 (Project 146) Review of Regulatory, Compliance and Reporting Burdens imposed on Local Government by Legislation. Closing Date for Comments 31 July 2019
Published: Fri, 03 May 2019 13:35:53 GMT
Issue Paper 37 (Project 146)
Issue Paper 37: Project 146: Review of Regulatory, Compliance and Reporting Burdens imposed on Local Government by Legislation. Closing Date for Comments 31 July 2019
Published: Fri, 03 May 2019 13:35:19 GMT
Media Statement Discussion Paper 149, Project 107
Media Statement on Discussion Paper 149, Project 107: Sexual Offences: Pornography and Children and Media Statement. Closing Date for Comments: 30 July 2019
Published: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 07:28:47 GMT
Discussion Paper 149, Project 107
Discussion Paper 149, Project 107: Sexual Offences: Pornography and Children and Media Statement. Closing Date for Comments: 30 July 2019
Published: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 07:27:35 GMT
Media Statement on Issue Paper 35
Media Statement on Issue Paper 35 (Project 144) Single Marriage Statute. Closing date for comment 31 July 2019
Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:11:07 GMT
Issue Paper 35 (Project 144) Single Marriage Statute
Issue Paper 35 (Project 144) Single Marriage Statute. Closing date for comment 31 July 2019
Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:10:25 GMT
REPORT: Project 25: Review of legislation administered by the Department of Health
Report on Project 25: Review of legislation administered by the Department of Health, 30 June 2018
Published: Fri, 05 Apr 2019 09:16:33 GMT
SALRC Access to Justice International Conference Report
Report of the International Conference on Access to Justice, Legal Costs and Other Interventions, 31 October - 02 November 2018
Published: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:40:03 GMT
SALRC Legal Essay Writing Competition 2019
Join the ranks of future legal achievers destined to shape our evolving jurisprudence by entering this prestigious law student essay writing competition.

Submit entries by 31 Jan 2020
Published: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 07:50:23 GMT
SALRC Legal Essay Writing Competition 2018 Photos
Photos from the SALRC Legal Essay Writing Competition Award Ceremony, which was held on 22 February 2019.
Published: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:51:14 GMT
New: Overview of all SALRC projects
Overview of all projects added which combined issues papers, discussion papers and the reports per Project.
Published: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 09:30:04 GMT
Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Jeffery at the SALRC’s Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition Award Ceremony
Keynote Address by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, the Hon JH Jeffery, MP at the SALRC’s Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition Award Ceremony, held at Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre, Centurion, 22 February 2019
Published: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 07:27:51 GMT
New Reports [2]
Report on the Review of the Law of Evidence, Project 126

Review of legislation administered by the Department of Social Development, Project 25
Published: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:20:35 GMT
Annual Report 2017/2018
SALRC Annual Report for 2017/2018 published
Published: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:15:36 GMT
FINAL Programme of Events for the International Conference on 31 Oct
International Conference on Access to Justice, Legal Costs and other interventions, 31 October - 02 November 2018: Final Programme of Events
Published: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:29:55 GMT
Programme of Events for the International Conference on 31 Oct
International Conference on Access to Justice, Legal Costs and other interventions, 31 October - 02 November 2018: Programme of Events
Published: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 08:26:18 GMT
Media statement and Report on Project 25: Statutory Law Revision: DPSA
Media statement and Report on Project 25: Statutory Law Revision: Report on Legislation administered by the Department of Public Service and Administration
Published: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:53:36 GMT
ALRAESA AGM & International Conference on Access to Justice, Legal Costs and Other Interventions
The South African Law Reform Commission will be hosting an ALRAESA Annual General Meeting & Executive Committee Meeting
Date: 30 October 2018
Venue: Garden Court Marine Parade
Durban: KwaZulu-Natal

The South African Law Reform Commission will be hosting an International Conference on Access to Justice, Legal Costs and Other Interventions
Date: 31 October -2 November 2018
Venue: Garden Court Marine Parade
Durban: KwaZulu-Natal
Published: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 07:14:43 GMT
Legislation emanating from SALRC Reports
Full list of legislation emanating from SALRC Reports.
Published: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 07:07:08 GMT
Media Statement on Issue Paper: 34, Project 100E
Media Statement by the South African Law Reform Commission on Issue Paper 34 on review of aspects of Matrimonial Property Law published for public information and comment
Published: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:09:40 GMT
Issue Paper: 34, Project 100E
Issue Paper: 34, Project 100E: Review of aspects of Matrimonial Property Law

Closing Date For Comments: 16 November 2018
Published: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:08:01 GMT
Discussion Paper 147 Public Workshop Presentations
Prescription reform initiatives aimed at enhancing Access to Justice Public Workshop Presentations
Published: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 12:15:10 GMT
SALRC: Submission of SALRC Abstracts
Extension of Deadline for submission of SALRC Abstracts relating to the International Conference on Access to Justice, Legal Costs and other interventions
Published: Wed, 01 Aug 2018 13:26:38 GMT
Registration Form International Conference on Access to Justice, Legal Costs and other interventions, Oct 2018
Registration Form International Conference on Access to Justice, Legal Costs and other interventions, 31 October - 02 November 2018, Garden Court Marine Parade Durban, South Africa
Published: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:28:47 GMT
Call for Nominations to serve on the South African Law Reform Commission
The term of office of the current Commission comes to an end on 11 August 2018, and therefore, new Commission members have to be appointed. Closing date for nominations is 25 July 2018.
Published: Thu, 05 Jul 2018 18:03:51 GMT
Call for Papers and Concept Note
Call for Papers and Concept Note on the International Conference on “Access to Justice, Legal Costs and Other Interventions” to be held in Durban in October-November 2018. Submission closes 31 July 2018.
Published: Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:48:39 GMT
Public Workshop & Questionnaire on Prescription reform initiatives aimed at enhancing Access to Justice
Invitation to attend a Public Workshop on prescription and the Questionnaire on Revised Discussion Paper 147: Prescription reform initiatives aimed at enhancing Access to Justice
Published: Tue, 22 May 2018 13:04:49 GMT
SALRC Legal Essay Writing Competition
The 2018 season is dedicated to the memory of the late Chief Justice Pius Nkonzo Langa who served South Africa with dignity and distinction.

Closing date: 31 Jan 2019
Published: Wed, 16 May 2018 12:42:25 GMT
Media Statement: Revised Discussion Paper 147, Extension of Deadline
Media Statement: Release of revised Discussion Paper 147 on Project 125: Prescription Periods. Extension of Deadline for comment to 30 June 2018.
Published: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:25:41 GMT
Revised Discussion Paper 147: Prescription Periods
Revised Discussion Paper 147, Project 125: Harmonisation of existing laws providing for different Prescription Periods
Closing Date for Comments: 30 April 2018
Published: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:53:48 GMT
Media Statement: Revised Discussion Paper 147
Release of revised Discussion Paper 147 on Project 125: Prescription Periods

The Commission invites comments on the preliminary proposals presented in the Revised Discussion Paper and proposed draft Bills annexed to the paper. The closing date for comments is 30 April 2018.
Published: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:52:57 GMT
Annual Report 2016/2017
SALRC Annual Report for 20165/2017 published
Published: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:22:41 GMT
ALRAESA: AGM and Executive Committee Meeting, Kenya, Nov 2017
Invitation, Agenda & Programme for the ALRAESA Conference, Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, 26 - 29 November 2017.
Published: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:10:02 GMT
Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition Award Ceremony
On 15 September 2017, the South African Law Reform Commission, in partnership with Juta, hosted the Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition Award Ceremony. It was held at Leriba Hotel & Spa in Clubview, Centurion.
Published: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:17:25 GMT
Worksheet on Issue Paper 32
Worksheet on Issue Paper 32 (Project 140) The Right to Know One’s Own Biological Origins. Closing date for comments has been extended to 15 December 2017.
Published: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:43:40 GMT
Media Statement: Issue Paper 32 (Project 140)
Issue Paper 32 (Project 140) The Right to Know One’s Own Biological Origins. Extension of deadline for comments to 15 December 2017.
Published: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:58:30 GMT
Media Statement: Discussion Paper 145
Media Statement by the South African Law Reform Commission concerning the release of Discussion Paper 145 on Project 25 – Statutory Law Revision in respect of legislation administered by the Department of Health.
Published: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:36:44 GMT
Invitation to comment on Discussion Paper 145 (Project 25)
Discussion Paper 145 on Project 25 Statutory Law Revision in respect of legislation administered by the Department of Health. Closing Date for comment: 30 September 2017.
Published: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:36:08 GMT
Issue Paper 33 (Project 141) Medico-legal Claims
Closing Date for comment: 30 September 2017.

Pursuant to requests from the Department of Health and the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development (as the Minister was referred to at the time) to the SALRC to conduct an investigation into medico-legal claims, especially claims against the state.
Published: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:44:17 GMT
Media Statement: Issue Paper 33 (Project 141) Medico-legal Claims
Media Statement: Issue Paper 33 (Project 141) Medico-legal Claims. Closing Date for comment: 30 September 2017.
Published: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:43:58 GMT
Media Statement: Discussion Paper 146
Media Statement on Discussion Paper 146 (Project 25) Statutory Law Revision: Legislation administered by the Department of Police.
Published: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:16:06 GMT
Invitation to comment on Discussion Paper 146 (Project 25)
Discussion Paper 146 (Project 25) Statutory Law Revision: Legislation administered by the Department of Police. Closing Date for comment: 30 September 2017
Published: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:15:51 GMT
Invitation to attend a workshop on Issue Paper 32: The Right To Know One’s Own Biological Origins in Aug 2017
The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the content of Issue Paper 32 and to seek to answer the questions raised in the issue paper. The SALRC will consider feedback and suggestions received during the workshop and wider consultation process in order to draft a discussion paper.

Workshops will be held in different provinces. The SALRC will provide light refreshments.

Workshop attendees will be responsible for their own transport and accommodation.
Published: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:15:44 GMT
Research Proposal Paper (Project 143)
Research Proposal Paper (Project 143) on Maternity and Paternity Benefits for Self-Employed Workers, 20 May 2017. Closing date for comments: 29 Sep 2017
Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:46:36 GMT
Issue Paper 32 (Project 140)
Issue Paper 32 (Project 140) The Right to Know One’s Own Biological Origins - Closing Date for comments: 31 August 2017
Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:24:36 GMT
REPORT: Project 107: Sexual Offences: Adult Prostitution, June 2015
Report: Project 107: Sexual Offences: Adult Prostitution, June 2015
Published: Fri, 26 May 2017 14:01:28 GMT
2017 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition
Invitation to the 2017 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition.

Essays can be on any topic relating to the modernisation, improvement, development or reform of any aspect, area or branch of South African law.

Closing date: 31 January 2018
Published: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:49:25 GMT
Report: Project 25, Department of Science and Technology
Project 25: Statutory Law Revision: Report on legislation administered by the Department of Science and Technology, Dec 2015
Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:05:02 GMT
Invitation to comment on Discussion Paper 144 (Project 25)
Invitation to comment on Discussion Paper 144 (Project 25) Statutory Law Revision: Legislation administered by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Closing Date for comment: 28 February 2017.
Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:45:00 GMT
Annual Report 2015/2016
New Annual Report for 2015/2016 published
Published: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:04:57 GMT
Invitation to comment on Discussion Paper 143 (Project 25)
Invitation to comment on Discussion Paper 143 (Project 25) Statutory Law Revision: Legislation administered by the Department of Social Development and media statement.

Closing Date for comment: 31 December 2016
Published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:58:51 GMT
Invitation to comment on Discussion Paper 142 (Project 25)
Invitation to comment on Discussion Paper 142 (Project 25): Revision of legislation administered by the DPSA and media statement.

Closing Date for comment: 30 November 2016
Published: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:49:39 GMT
Report on legislation administered by Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Report on legislation administered by Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sep 2015 (Project 25: Statutory Law Revision)

Published: Wed, 11 May 2016 10:35:19 GMT
2016 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition.
Competition open for 2016 academic year. Closing date 31 January 2017.
Published: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 17:56:59 GMT
Report on legislation administered by Departments of Basic Education
Report on legislation administered by Departments of Basic Education and Higher Education and Training (Project 25: Statutory Law Revision)
Published: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 13:21:25 GMT
Issue Paper 31 (Project 100D)
Issue Paper 31 (Project 100D)
Family Dispute Resolution: Care of and Contact with Children
Closing date for comments: 30 Jun 2016
Published: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:14:44 GMT
Media Statement: Issue Paper 31
Media Statement on Issue Paper 31 (Project 100D) Family Dispute Resolution: Care of and Contact with Children
Published: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:13:58 GMT
Media Statement: Discussion Paper 141
Media Statement: Discussion Paper 141 (Project 25): on Statutory Law Revision in respect of legislation administered by the Department of Water and Sanitation
Published: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:11:53 GMT
Discussion Paper 141 (Project 25)
Discussion Paper 141 (Project 25) Statutory Law Revision in respect of legislation administered by the Department of Water and Sanitation. Closing Date for comment: 31 March 2016
Published: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:11:27 GMT
Media Statement: Discussion Paper 140
Media Statement by South African Law Reform Commission concerning release of Discussion Paper 140: Statutory Law Revision in respect of legislation administered by Department of Arts and Culture
Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 06:39:54 GMT
Discussion Paper 140 (Project 25)
Discussion Paper 140 (Project 25) Statutory Law Revision: Legislation administered by the Department of Arts and Culture. Closing Date for comment: 31 March 2016
Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 06:39:24 GMT
Invitation to attend a workshop on the practice of Ukuthwala conducted by the South African Law Reform Commission
The Commission will be conducting workshops in KwaZulu-Natal (28 January 2016), Eastern Cape (04 February 2016), Limpopo (11 February 2016), Mpumalanga (18 February 2016), Free State (25 February 2016) and Pretoria (03 March 2016).
Published: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:28:58 GMT
Media Statement on Discussion Paper 139
Media statement by the South African Law Reform Commission concerning its release of Discussion Paper 139 (Project 135): The review of the Witchcraft Suppression Act 3 of 1957.
Published: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:07:55 GMT
Discussion Paper 139
Discussion Paper 139 (Project 135)
The review of the Witchcraft Suppression Act 3 of 1957. Closing date for comment: 30 April 2016

Published: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:07:00 GMT
Annual Reports published
Annual Reports for 2014/2015, 2013/2014, 2012/2013 & 2011/2012 published
Published: Mon, 07 Dec 2015 10:19:27 GMT
ALRAESA: Second Executive Committee meeting (24-25 Nov 2015)
Invitation, Agenda & Programme for the second Executive Committee meeting which will take place from 24-25 November 2015 at Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village, Maseru, Lesotho
Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:27:53 GMT
ALRAESA: Administrative and Financial Regulations
ALRAESA Administrative and Financial Regulations (Adopted on the 17th day of March 2015)
Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:27:37 GMT
Revised Discussion Paper 132
Media Statement and Revised Discussion Paper 132 (Project 138), The Practice of Ukuthwala.
Closing date for comments: 31 January 2016
Published: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:46:08 GMT
Discussion Paper 136
Discussion Paper 136 on Statutory Law Revision in respect of legislation administered by the Department of Environmental Affairs.

Closing date for comments: 31 January 2016
Published: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:04:55 GMT
Media Statement on Discussion Paper 136
Media statement by the South African Law Reform Commission concerning its release of Discussion Paper 136 on Statutory Law Revision in respect of legislation administered by the Department of Environmental Affairs
Published: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:02:47 GMT
Invitation to the 2014 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Competition Award Ceremony
Invitation to the 2014 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Competition Award Ceremony & the 10 year commemoration of the Competition on 5 Sep 2015.
Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:40:23 GMT
General Questionnaire: Issue Paper 30
General Questionnaire relating to Issue Paper 30 on Sexual Offences (Pornography and Children). Closing Date: 30 November 2015
Published: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:00:58 GMT
Media Statement on Project 107: Issue Paper 30 Sexual Offences
Media Statement by the South African Law Reform Commission on Project 107: Issue Paper 30 Sexual Offences: Pornography and Children
Published: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:59:31 GMT
Issue Paper 30 on Sexual Offences
Issue Paper 30 on Sexual Offences (Pornography and Children). Closing Date for Comment: 30 November 2015
Published: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:58:17 GMT
Newsletter May 2015
IN THIS ISSUE:
1. The Commission’s first year of office
2. Ismail Mahomed law reform essay competition
3. Review of the Witchcraft Suppression Act 3 of 1957
4. SALRC puts smiles on kids’ faces at Botshabelo
5. New SALRC Secretary and Commissioners
6. Discussion paper on UKUTHWALA
7. SALRC bids a farewell to Maryna Oosthuizen
Published: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:29:49 GMT
Media statement: Discussion Paper 137
Media statement by the South African Law Reform Commission concerning its release of Discussion Paper 137 on Statutory Law Revision in respect of legislation administered by the Department of Science and Technology
Published: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:20:53 GMT
Discussion Paper 137 (Project 25)
Discussion Paper 137 (Project 25) Statutory Law Revision: Legislation administered by the Department of Science and Technology. Closing date for comments: 14 September 2015
Published: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:20:16 GMT
SALRC refutes claims of proposed cancellation of religious holidays
The South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) has noted with great concern a report that appeared on a copy of The Herald on 27 May 2015, under the headline: Last chance to save Easter and Christmas holidays.

The report creates an impression that the SALRC has recommended the cancellation of the two religious holidays, Christmas and Good Friday, as paid holidays from the SA calendar. This is incorrect and the SALRC would like to request that the matter be captured correctly.
Published: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:25:57 GMT
Discussion Paper 135 (Project 137)
Discussion Paper 135 (Project 137) The review of the expungement of certain Criminal Records.
Closing date for comments: 31 August 2015

Published: Wed, 27 May 2015 14:58:34 GMT
Extension of closing date for comment on its Discussion Paper 133
South African Law Reform Commission extends closing date for comment on Its Discussion Paper 133 on Statutory Law Revision in respect of legislation administered by the Department of Home Affairs to 30 June 2015
Published: Thu, 14 May 2015 13:31:36 GMT
Discussion Paper 134 (Project 25)
Discussion Paper 134 (Project 25) Statutory Law Reform: Review of legislation administered by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development: The Criminal Procedure Act, 51 of 1977. Closing date for comments: 31 Jul 2015
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:00:36 GMT
Ismail Mahomed 2015 Law Reform Essay Competition
Open to ALL LLB & LLM students currently registered at a South African university. Closing date 30th November 2015.
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:09:51 GMT
ALRAESA: Invitation to the AGM & EXCO meeting, Namibia, 2015
Invitation to the Annual General Meeting and the Executive Committee meeting, Windhoek, Namibia, 17 March 2015
Published: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 07:25:46 GMT
ALRAESA: Minutes of the AGM, Uganda, 2014
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of ALRAESA, Kampala, Uganda, 2014
Published: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 07:24:06 GMT
Media statement: Discussion Paper 133 (Project 25)
Media statement: Discussion Paper 133 (Project 25) Statutory Law Revision: Review of legislation administered by the Department of Home Affairs. Closing date for comments: 31 May 2015
Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:16:35 GMT
Discussion Paper 133 (Project 25) Statutory Law Revision
Discussion Paper 133 (Project 25) Statutory Law Revision: Review of legislation administered by the Department of Home Affairs. Closing date for comments: 31 May 2015
Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:15:59 GMT
Discussion Paper 131 (Project 126) The review of the law of Evidence
Discussion Paper 131 (Project 126) The review of the law of Evidence - Closing date for comment has been extended to 31 March 2015
Published: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:32:02 GMT
Media statement by the SALRC concerning its investigation into the Review of the Law of Evidence (Project 126) Discussion Paper
Media statement by the South African Law Reform Commission concerning its investigation into the Review of the Law of Evidence (Project 126) Discussion Paper on the Review of the Law of Evidence dealing with hearsay, relevancy & the admissibility of electronic evidence in civil and criminal proceedings
Published: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:30:53 GMT
ALRAESA Conference Programme 2014, Uganda
Programme for the Annual Conference of the Association of Law Reform Agencies of Eastern and Southern Africa (Alraesa), November 2014.
Theme: Regional Challenges and The Law.
Published: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:50:08 GMT
Invitation to attend a workshop on the Practice of Ukuthwala conducted by the South African Law Reform Commission
The Commission will be conducting workshops in Pietermaritzburg (27 November 2014), East London (02 December 2014), Thohoyandou (04 December 2014) and Pretoria (29 January 2015). The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the proposals contained in the discussion paper on the practice of ukuthwala and to focus on law reform initiatives in this regard.
Published: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:07:13 GMT
Worksheets for the Discussion Paper on the Practice of Ukuthwala
Worksheets for the Discussion Paper on the Practice of Ukuthwala. Closing Date: 31 October 2014
Published: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:29:36 GMT
Media Statement: Issue Paper: Review of the Witchcraft Suppression Act
Issue Paper: Review of the Witchcraft Suppression Act 3 of 1957 (Project 135)
The closing date for comment is 31 Oct 2014.
Published: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:32:00 GMT
Media Statement: Issue Paper: Review of the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998
Issue Paper: Review of the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998 (Project 100)
Closing date for comment is 3 November 2014
Published: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:31:38 GMT
Media statement: The Practice of Ukutwala
Media statement: The Practice of Ukutwala, Discussion Paper 132 (Project 138)
Published: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:27:07 GMT
Discussion Paper 132 (Project 138) The Practice of Ukutwala
Respondents are requested to submit written comments and representations to the SALRC by 31 October 2014. Comment can be sent by email or by post.
Published: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:10:51 GMT
Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition Prize Giving Ceremony
Invitation to the Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition Prize Giving Ceremony and the 10 year commemoration of the comeptition
Published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:00:55 GMT
Invitation to enter the Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition for the 2014 academic year
The South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC), in partnership with Juta Law, invites law faculties and all LLB and LLM students to participate in the Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition for the 2014 academic year. The purpose of the competition is to encourage critical legal writing by students while generating ideas for law reform which are aligned to South Africa’s priorities. The competition is open to all LLB and LLM students registered at a South African university in the 2014 academic year.
Published: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:36:50 GMT
SALRC Newsletter: October 2013
In this issue:
- Inaugural meeting of the Commission
- CALRAs conference
- CLC conference
- Ismail Mahomed essay competition
- Kenyan study visit
- New SALRC Chair and Vice-chair
- New Commissioners
Published: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:10:12 GMT
Media statement on the appointment of the members of the South African Law Reform Commission
Media statement on the appointment of the members of the South African Law Reform Commission, 12 Aug
Published: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:38:49 GMT
Welcoming address by Deputy Minister Jeffery at the 2011/2012 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition Prize Giving Ceremony
Welcoming address by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, The Hon JH Jeffery, MP at the 2011/2012 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition Prize Giving Ceremony Constitutional Court, 19 July 2013
Published: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:45:18 GMT
Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition Prize Giving Ceremony
Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition Prize Giving Ceremony at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg on 19 July 2013
Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:51:45 GMT
ALRAESA: Proposed Amendments to the ALRAESA Constitution
Proposed Amendments to the ALRAESA Constitution as suggested and adopted at the Cape Town AGM 2013. Due date for the submission of the comments to the Secretariat, is 01 August 2013.
Published: Tue, 07 May 2013 12:24:41 GMT
Correction: Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition for 2013
Please note the correction on the telephone number published on the invitation to enter the Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition for 2013
Published: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 06:45:31 GMT
Invitation to enter the Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition for 2013
The South African Law Reform Commission, in partnership with Juta, invites law faculties and all LLB and LLM students to participate in the Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition for the 2013 academic year. The purpose of the Competition, named in honour of the late Chief Justice and former Chairperson of the South African Law Reform Commission, is to encourage critical legal writing by students while generating ideas for law reform which are aligned to South Africa’s priorities as a developmental state. The Competition is open to all LLB and LLM students registered at a South African university in the 2013 academic year.

Entries for the Competition should be submitted not later than 30 September 2013.
Published: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 07:00:12 GMT
New contact details for the SALRC
New physical address and telephone number for the SALRC.
Published: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:18:10 GMT
New SALRC Reports (3)
New Reports: Project 25 Statutory Law Revision: Legislation administered by the Department of Energy, the review of National Treasury’s non-tax legislation and the review of the legislation of the Department of Mineral Resources
Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:04:01 GMT
New SALRC Reports (4): Project 25
New Reports: Project 25 Statutory Law Revision: Legislation administered by the Departments of Human Settlements; Labour; Public Works; and Rural Development and Land Reform
Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 07:54:38 GMT
Invitation to enter the Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition
Invitation to enter the Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition for the 2011 and 2012 academic years
Published: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 11:33:12 GMT
New Discussion Paper 130
Discussion Paper 130 (Project 25) Statutory Law Revision: Legislation Administered by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (Family law and marriage) - Closing date for comments: 30 April 2012
Published: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:22:18 GMT
Updated: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:32:35 GMT
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