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coverWhat does the South African Constitution say about your Human Rights? - 2014pdf
This booklet contains information on Human Rights as entrenched in the Constitution.

 

imageLegal and Other Related Careers in the Justice System - 2013
Information about the various careers in the judtice system and their requirements.

 

UkuthwalaFAQs on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) People, pdf 2013
Human Rights apply to everyone, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & intersex people. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development endorses the rights of LGBTI people as human rights, which should be enforced and respected at all times.

UkuthwalaIntermediary Services provided in Courts, pdf 2013

 

UkuthwalaUkuthwala - Ukuthwala is a form of abduction that involves kidnapping a girl or a young woman by a man and his friends or peers with the intention of compelling the girl or young woman’s family to endorse marriage negotiations.

 

coverHow do I claim Maintenance, What you need to know pdf 2011
Sepedi, Sesotho, Xitsonga, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa

 

coverPut a stop to Domestic Violence, What you need to know pdf 2012
Sepedi, Sesotho, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, Zulu, Setswana, siSwati, Afrikaans

coverChildren's Rights are really cool! 2011 pdf

 

coverRestorative Justice: Factsheets and booklets - 2011

 

coverEquality Brochure - Stand & Defend your Right to Equality - 2011 pdf

 

Booklet CoverWHAT IS A CHILDREN’S COURT? The Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005)pdf 2011

 

Booklet CoverINFORMATION BOOKLET: The Child Justice Act, 2008 (Act 75 of 2008)pdf 2010

 

coverMAINTENANCE: RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF MAINTENANCE ORDERS ACT, 1963 (ACT 80 OF 1963)pdf 2010

 

coverThe Promotion of Access to Information Act (Act 2 of 2000)pdf 2009

 

Newspaper supplement on Victim Empowerment [1.53 MB] pdf 2008

THE NEW SEXUAL OFFENCES ACT - protecting our children from sexual predators pdf 2008

 

The Family Advocate - 2007
This pamphlet explains the role of the Family Advocate and it also provide contact details for their offices.

 

Re Aga Boswa - 2005
The Department's vision on rebuilding the Court System to deliver accessible and transformed justice services

 

Our Constitution - and how much it means to all of us (4.474kb) 2005
A simple introduction to the Constitution (cover, p2, p3, p4, p5, p6, p7, p8, p9, p10, p11, p12 )

 

Anti-Corruption and Fraud Policy - 2000
This brochure deals with the anti-corruption and fraud policy within the Department.

 

Child Justice Project 2000  - 2000
Information regarding the Child Justice Project which will assist with the development of the new system for dealing with children accused of crimes.

 

Busi goes to court - 1999
This booklet/colouring book aims to explain the court process and proceedings to children in a manner they can understand. It also provides definitions/explanations of the various role players taking part in the court proceedings.

 

Domestic violence: Heal our Families - 1999
Information relating to the Act.

 

I have to testify , but how? - 1999
This pamphlet contains information on what to expect when you have to testify as well as information on witness fees, etc.

 

Law talk for children - 1998
This information booklet describes how some laws affect the rights of children. The aim of the booklet is to provide some important background to laws that affect children and to provide practical suggestions on how children can access the justice and legal system with as little trauma as possible to their emotional and physical well-being.

Victims of sexual offences - 1998
This pamphlet will provide you with practical support and information about reporting the assault to the police, the medical examination by the accredited health care practitioner, the feelings you may have after being sexually assaulted and where to get help and support.

Domestic violence: Destroys Our Society - 1998
Information relating to the Act.

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