Traditional courts bill still before Parly

2014-02-28 15:42

The draft traditional courts bill is still before Parliament despite media reports to the contrary, the justice department says.

Land restitution bill passed after heated debate

2014-02-26 13:08

The bill which would see the land restitution process being re-opened has been passed, following a heated and emotional debate in the National Assembly.

Info bill note causes confusion

2013-12-12 18:01

An internal parliamentary note listing draft laws passed in the legislature's fourth term sparked unfounded rumours that the Protection of State Information Bill had been signed into law.

Sanef urges Zuma not to sign info bill

2013-11-14 13:02

The SA National Editors' Forum has appealed to President Jacob Zuma not to sign the protection of state information bill into law in its current form.

Mthethwa: Key Points Act won't be scrapped

2013-11-08 17:11

The National Key Points Act will not be scrapped but amended, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Youth wage subsidy bill passed

2013-11-01 08:07

Parliament has adopted the employment tax incentive bill as the Treasury prevailed in its three-year battle with Cosatu over a youth wage subsidy.

Dangerous weapons act takes effect in 2014

2013-10-09 13:26

An act prohibiting the possession of dangerous weapons, replicas or imitations in public will come into operation in January, the presidency says.

Parts of info bill 'irrational' - Zuma

2013-09-12 15:10

President Jacob Zuma says some parts of the controversial info bill, which he has referred back to the National Assembly, are "irrational".

Meet the woman who helped change South Africa’s immigration policy

2013-08-28 00:00

An insightful Q&A with Angelika Yakovchuk, a South African lawyer who has been pivotal in the amendment of SA immigration law.

Costing queried as DNA bill gets the nod

2013-08-13 19:16

The so-called DNA bill has been formally adopted by Parliament's police portfolio committee.

Sars submits customs bills to Parliament

2013-08-08 19:24

Amendment legislation intended to curb smuggling has been submitted to Parliament, the SA Revenue Service says.

E-toll bill waits for Zuma

2013-07-28 19:00

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says her department will forge ahead with its plans to implement e-tolling on Gauteng’s freeways once President Jacob Zuma has signed the tolling bill into law.


The Constitutional Court heard argument on Thursday on an application to confirm an order that consensual sexual conduct by children between 12 and 16 should not be a criminal offence. Watch.

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Mthethwa: Key points act to be reviewed

2013-05-30 19:07

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says that the National Key Points Act will be reviewed fairly speedily, to bring it in line with the Constitution.

ConCourt to rule on customary marriage

2013-05-29 21:59

The Constitutional Court will rule o whether a first wife in a customary marriage needs to give consent for a second marriage to be valid.

Mthethwa selects heads of firearm inquiry

2013-05-23 21:36

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has appointed the people who will head an inquiry into firearms, his department says.

Police ministry welcomes ConCourt ruling

2013-05-22 20:47

The police ministry has welcomed a Constitutional Court decision not to change a cost order ruling.

Leave to appeal in gun case denied

2013-05-21 16:37

The Constitutional Court has refused the Justice Alliance leave to appeal a costs order relating to a Firearms Control Act ruling.

Tougher liquor laws on the way - minister

2013-05-08 13:06

Moves to tighten liquor-related laws such as the sale of alcohol and drinking and driving could be stepped up from this year, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says.

Send info bill to ConCourt - bishops

2013-04-26 12:04

The Southern African Catholics Bishops' Conference has joined calls for President Jacob Zuma to refer the controversial protection of state information bill to the Constitutional Court.

Cronin: No expropriation frenzy

2013-04-17 14:20

Deputy Public Works Minister Jeremy Cronin has given assurances that the new expropriation bill would not lead to a frenzy of land claims by the state.

City wants comment on liquor by-law

2013-04-03 22:48

Cape Town residents will have another chance to comment on the liquor trading and hours by-law which came into effect this week, a city official says

Assembly approves weapons bill

2013-03-19 20:07

The National Assembly has approved legislation empowering the police to arrest people who carry dangerous weapons in public.

MPs reconvene on amended info bill

2013-03-13 19:35

The National Assembly's ad hoc committee on the protection of state information bill will hold the first of a series of meetings to consider far-reaching changes to the bill.

Youth 'want death penalty reinstated'

2013-02-22 18:00

The majority of young South Africans want the death penalty to be reinstated, consumer insights company Pondering Panda says.


Land laws are biased - Zuma

2014-02-27 14:20

Laws governing land reform and restitution are biased in favour of land owners, President Jacob Zuma has told the National House of Traditional Leaders.

Sexual Offences Act before ConCourt

2014-02-06 09:45

The Constitutional Court is to hear an application for confirmation of an order granted by the Western Cape High Court which declared part of the Sexual Offences Act unconstitutional.

Political spat over champagne breakfasts

2013-12-05 08:49

The ANC says a last minute recommendation regarding champagne breakfasts by the DA into Cape Town's draft liquor by-law is discriminatory.

Parliament OKs legal practice bill

2013-11-12 20:47

The legal practice bill, which has far-reaching implications for the legal profession, has been approved by the National Assembly.

Mthethwa: Key Points review under way

2013-11-08 14:39

A policy document setting out proposed changes to the National Key Points Act will be ready by the end of the month, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Info bill not end of media freedom - Thloloe

2013-10-16 14:38

There will still be space for press freedom even when the protection of state information bill becomes law, former press ombudsman Joe Thloloe says.

Confusion over Zuma's info bill announcement

2013-09-12 16:45

A statement by President Jacob Zuma in which he announced that he was sending the info bill back to Parliament, has caused considerable confusion.

Meet the woman who helped change South Africa’s immigration policy

2013-08-30 09:58

This women’s month we celebrate the success and accomplishments of Angelika Yakovchuk, a South African lawyer who has been pivotal in the amendment of SA immigration law.

Passing DNA bill a step forward - NGO

2013-08-13 23:05

The adoption of the DNA bill by MPs is a big step towards removing dangerous criminals from South Africa's streets, the DNA Project says.

Zuma signs new court bill

2013-08-13 17:31

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law a bill that aims to promote access to justice, the presidency says.

Public admin laws breached - experts

2013-07-31 17:27

The Constitutional principles prescribing how public administration must be governed are breached every day, the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa says.

Heir to throne appeals to ConCourt

2013-06-12 19:08

The Constitutional Court is to hear an application for leave to appeal against a high court order in a dispute over who is the rightful king of the AmaMpondo AseQawukeni.

Judgment reserved in child sex case

2013-05-30 20:45

The Constitutional Court reserved judgment on whether it was unconstitutional to criminalise consensual sex between children between the ages of 12 and 16.

ConCourt hears child sex law case

2013-05-30 15:58

The Constitutional Court has heard argument on on an application to confirm an order that consensual sexual conduct by children between 12 and 16 should not be a criminal offence.

'Pleasure executives' brief MPs

2013-05-24 22:11

MPs should join other respected local and international groups to push for the decriminalisation of prostitution, rights activists have told Parliament's joint committee on HIV/Aids.

No single public service bill, Sisulu says

2013-05-22 22:20

New legislation has been tabled before Cabinet to replace the single public service bill, Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu Lindiwe Sisulu says.

DA: Parly must help appoint SIU head

2013-05-22 19:09

The DA is to submit a private member's bill to Parliament to limit President Jacob Zuma's powers to appoint a new Special Investigating Unit head.

ConCourt to rule on firearms case costs

2013-05-20 21:38

The Constitutional Court will hand down judgment relating to the costs of an application to the Supreme Court of Appeal over the Firearms Control Act.

FXI warns of 'glaring gaps' in info bill

2013-05-03 22:11

The protection of state information bill remains a threat to South Africa's press freedom, the Freedom of Expression Institute says.

Electoral amendment bill approved

2013-04-19 21:15

Cabinet has approved the electoral amendment bill, which gives effect to a 2009 court order extending the right to cast special votes to South Africans living abroad.

DA seeks community safety bill

2013-04-11 21:14

The DA will introduce a community safety bill in each of the nine provinces, its parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says.

Water Act amendments finalised

2013-04-02 12:07

Amendments to the Water Act and establishment of the Water Tribunal have been finalised and will be tabled before Cabinet this year, according to a report.

All about the new liquor laws in SA

2013-03-18 15:53

As of April 1st, South Africa faces a new set of proposed liquor laws.

Traffic offenders may have to help in morgues

2013-03-02 14:10

A proposed bill could see traffic offenders doing community service in state mortuaries or trauma units, a report says.

Dept urges comment on draft liquor laws

2013-02-13 20:52

Gauteng residents should make use of a consultation process to comment on proposed draft liquor regulations, the economic development department says.

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