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Correctional Matters Amendment Act 2011

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

An Act to repeal provisions establishing an incarceration framework introduced by the Correctional Services Amendment Act, 2008, to amend the Correctional Services Act, 1998, so as to amend a definition and insert new definitions, to provide for a new medical parole system, to clarify certain provisions relating to parole and to provide for the management and detention of remand detainees.

South Africa 2011 Gender and Human Rights

Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act 2013

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This is an Act to amend the Criminal Procedure Act 1997, so as to provide for the taking of specified bodily samples from certain categories of persons for the purposes of forensic DNA analysis and to provide in particular for the protection of the rights of women and children in the taking of DNA samples.

South Africa 2013 Gender and Human Rights

Property Practitioners Act

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This is an Act to provide for the regulation of property practitioners, to provide for the continuation of the Estate Agency Affairs Board as the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority, to provide for the appointment of the members of the Board and matters incidental thereto, to provide for the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer and other staff members of the Authority, to provide for transformation of the property practitioners sector, to provide for the establishment of the transformation fund and establishment of the research centre on transformation, amongst others.

South Africa 2019 Gender and Human Rights

Child Justice Amendment Act, 2019

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This is an Act to amend the Child Justice Act, 2008, so as to amend a definition to regulate the minimum age of criminal capacity, to further regulate the provisions relating to the decision to prosecute a child who is 12 years or older but under the age of 14 years, to further regulate the proof of criminal capacity, to further regulate the assessment report by the probation officer and to further regulate the factors to be considered by a prosecutor when diverting a matter before a preliminary inquiry.

South Africa 2019 Gender and Human Rights

Protection From Harassment Act, 2011

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This is an Act to provide for the issuing of protection orders against harassment, to effect consequential amendments to the Firearms Control Act 2000 and to provide for matters connected therewith.

South Africa 2011 Gender and Human Rights

Insurance Laws Amendment Bill

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

A Bill to amend the Long-term Insurance Act, 1998 and the Short-term Insurance Act, 1998, so as to define certain terms; to state the objects of insurance regulation; to extend the powers of the Registrar; to extend the provisions relating to the licensing of insurers; to provide for explicit governance, risk management and internal control requirements of insurers; to provide for the supervision of insurance groups; to clarify certain market conduct matters; to make consequential amendments to other Acts; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

South Africa 2013 Gender and Human Rights

State Attorney Amendment Act, 2014

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This Act amends the State Attorney Act, 1957, so as to provide for the establishment of offices of State Attorney and to provide for the appointment of a solicitor-general and state attorneys. It provides for the powers of the minister relating to the functions of the offices of State Attorney and the powers and functions of the Solicitor-General.

South Africa 2014 Gender and Human Rights

Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act, 2013

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This is an Act to amend the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007, so as to enable the minister of Justice and Constitutional Development to designate certain courts for purposes of dealing with sexual offences and to provide for related matters.

South Africa 2013 Gender and Human Rights

Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2014

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This is an Act to amends the Attorneys Act, 1979 to further regulate the powers of the board of control of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund. It amends the Child Justice Act, 2008 to regulate the evaluation of the criminal capacity of a child and to provide for the delegation of certain powers and assignment of certain duties by the cabinet member responsible for social development in respect of the accreditation of diversion programmes and diversion service providers.

South Africa 2014 Gender and Human Rights

Judicial Matters Amendment Bill

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

A Bill to amend the Divorce Act, 1979, to further regulate the division of assets and maintenance of parties in divorce proceedings in accordance with a judgment of the constitutional court; and the National Prosecuting Authority Act, 1998, so as to deal with aspects pertaining to the term of office of the national director of public prosecutions and the deputy national directors of public prosecutions in accordance with a judgment of the constitutional court and to provide for matters connected therewith.

South Africa 2019 Gender and Human Rights

Legal Aid South Africa Act, 2013

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

An Act to ensure access to justice and the realization of the right of a person to have legal representation as envisaged in the Constitution and to render or make legal aid and legal advice available. It provides for the independence and impartiality of Legal Aid South Africa.

South Africa 2013 Gender and Human Rights

Attorneys Amendment Act, 2014

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

An Act to amend the Attorneys Act, 1979. It addresses the disparities in relation to attorneys and candidate attorneys in the territories comprising the former Republics of Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei.

South Africa 2014 Gender and Human Rights

Maintenance Amendment Act, 2015

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This Act amends the Maintenance Act, 1998 and further regulates the lodging of complaints relating to maintenance and the jurisdiction of maintenance courts; It also regulates the investigation of maintenance complaints, and the securing of witnesses for purposes of a maintenance enquiry.

South Africa 2015 Gender and Human Rights

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Act, 2015

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This Act amends the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007, so as to ensure that children of certain ages are not held criminally liable for engaging in consensual sexual acts with each other and to give presiding officers a discretion in order to decide in individual cases whether the particulars of children should be included in the National Register for Sex Offenders or not.

South Africa 2015 Gender and Human Rights

Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

A bill to amend the Prescription Act, 1969, so as to extend the list of sexual offences in respect of which prescription does not commence to run under certain circumstances regarding a debt that is based on the alleged commission of any of those sexual offences; to also amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to extend the list of sexual offences in respect of which a prosecution may be instituted after a period of 20 years has lapsed since the date of the alleged commission of the sexual offence; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

South Africa 2019 Gender and Human Rights

White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (WPRPD)

Ministry of Social Development, South Africa

The WPRPD applies to duty-bearers, oversight institutions, government institutions, the judiciary, the private sector, the media, law and policy makers, public servants, frontline staff, as well as representative organisations of persons with disabilities (inclusive of parents’ organisations) and non-governmental organisations. The main beneficiaries of the successful implementation of the WPRPD will be persons with disabilities and their families as rights-holders. Among others, the WPRPD provides a course to mainstream the rights of persons with disabilities through the development of targeted interventions that remove barriers and apply the principles of universal design.

South Africa 2016 Gender and Human Rights

Rules of the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Ministry of Gender and Human Rights, South Africa

The rules of the national council of societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals in terms of Section 7 of the societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals act of1993. It addresses issues around identification, registration, organization, administration and operation of societies that are involved in the protection of animals against cruel behaviour of human beings.

South Africa 2004 Gender and Human Rights

Gender Policy Framework for Local Government

Ministry of Gender and Human Rights, South Africa

The policy acknowledges the important role to be played by local governments in achieving the “better life for all” goal of the government of the Republic; through effective facilitation of social and economic development of communities and households. As women comprise a greater proportion of the population in South Africa, government seeks to leverage their empowerment as drivers for its goal. The policy thus provides guidance and support to the sector around gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment. It is be aided by the Local Government Strategic Agenda, and the National Policy for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality.

South Africa 2011 Gender and Human Rights

Children's Amendment Act

Ministry of Human Rights, South Africa

The act amends the children’s act of 2005. It inserts definitions for clarity; it provides for partial care of children; it provides for early childhood development; it makes further provision regarding the protection of children; it provided for prevention and early intervention; it provides for children in alternative care; and it provides for foster care, among other key provisions.

South Africa 2007 Gender and Human Rights

South Africa's National Policy Framework for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality

Gender and Human Rights, South Africa

The gender policy framework highlights the gender equality visions of South Africa and ways to implement the visions. It serves as a comprehensive set of principles to guide all sectoral programs and practices. The framework proposes new terms of reference to ensure equal access and rights to goods and services for men and women. It attempts to ensure the incorporation of gender equality principles into all practices, policies, structures, and programs of the public and private sector.

South Africa 2010 Gender and Human Rights