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STATUTES PROMOTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Since 27 April 1994 , the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has promoted 108 Bills, which have been enacted by Parliament. In 1994 the Department promoted 5 Bills, 12 in 1995, 16 in 1996 as well as in 1997 and 1998, 3 in 1999 (election year), 7 in 2000, 10 in 2001, 14 in 2002, 8 in 2003 and 1 in 2004. This is an average of about 11 Bills per year. Forty of these statutes are entirely new statutes, giving an indication of the growth in our law since 1994, mainly in order to give effect to the new constitutional dispensation.

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Abolition of Civil Imprisonment Act, 1977 (Act 2 of 1977) Eng

Abolition of Corporal Punishment Act, 1997 (Act 33 of 1997) Eng

Abolition of Juries Act, 1969 (Act 34 of 1969) Eng

Abolition of Restrictions on the Jurisdiction of Courts Act, 1996 (Act 88 of 1996) Eng

Adjustment of Fines Act, 1991 (Act 101 of 1991) Eng

Administration Amendment Act, 1929 (Act 9 of 1929) Eng

Administration of Estates Act, 1965 (Act 66 of 1965) Eng / Regulations / Forms

    • Administration of Estates Amendment Act, 2002 (Act 47 of 2002) Eng

Administration of Estates Laws Interim Rationalisation Act, 2001 (Act 20 of 2001) Eng / Forms

Admiralty Jurisdiction Regulation Act, 1983 (Act 105 of 1983) Eng

Admission of Advocates Act, 1964 (Act 74 of 1964) Eng

    • Admission of Advocates Amendment Act, 1994 (Act 55 of 1994) Eng

Admission of Legal Practitioners Amendment Act, 1995 (Act 33 of 1995) Eng

Apportionment of Damages Act, 1956 (Act 34 of 1956) Eng

Arbitration Act, 1965 (Act 42 of 1965) Eng

Assessment of Damages Act, 1969 (Act 9 of 1969) Eng

Attorneys Act, 1979 (Act 53 of 1979) Eng

    • Attorneys and Matters Relating to Rules of Court Amendment Act, 1998 (Act 115 of 1998) Eng

Attorneys’ Admission Amendment and Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund Act, 1941 (Act 19 of 1941) Eng

Black Administration Act, 1927 (Act 38 of 1927) Eng

Black High Court Abolition Act, 1954 (Act 13 of 1954) Eng

Child Justice Act, 2008 (Act 75 of 2008) Eng / Setswana / Regulations / Forms

Citation of Constitutional Laws Act, 2005 (Act 5 of 2005) Eng

Part IX of the Close Corporations Act, 1984 (Act 69 of 1984) Eng

Civil Proceedings Evidence Act, 1965 (Act 25 of 1965) Eng

Commissions Act, 1947 (Act 8 of 1947) Eng

Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008) Eng / Regulations Part A-2.9mb,
Part B-4.1mb, Part C-8.4mb [Department only administers Chapters 14 and 15]

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996) Eng

    • Constitution Fourth Amendment Act 03 of 1999 Eng 
    • Constitution Fifth Amendment Act 02 of 1999 Eng 
    • Constitution Sixth Amendment Act 34 of 2001 Eng 
    • Constitution Seventh Amendment Act 61 of 2001 Eng 
    • Constitution Eighth Amendment Act 18 of 2002 Eng
    • Constitution Ninth Amendment Act 21 of 2002 Eng 
    • Constitution Tenth Amendment Act 02 of 2003 Eng 
    • Constitution Eleventh Amendment Act 03 of 2003 Eng 
    • Constitution Twelfth Amendment Act of 2005 Eng 
    • Constitution Thirteenth Amendment Act 23 of 2007 Eng 
    • Constitution Fourteenth Amendment Act of 2008 Eng 
    • Constitution Fifteenth Amendment Act of 2008 Eng 
    • Constitution Sixteenth Amendment Act of 2009 Eng 
    • Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Act of 2013 Eng

Constitutional Court Complementary Act, 1995 (Act 13 of 1995) Eng 

Constitutional Matters Amendment Act, 2005 (Act 15 of 2005) Eng

Contingency Fees Act, 1997 (Act 66 of 1997) Eng 

Conventional Penalties Act, 1962 (Act 15 of 1962) Eng

Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act, 2013 (Act 37 of 2013) Eng

Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act, 2010 (Act 6 of 2010) Eng 

Criminal Law (Sentencing) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act 38 of 2007) Eng

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act 32 of 2007) Eng - Afr/ Regulations: English (Annexure A & Annexure B) - Afr (Annex A & Annex B)/ Forms

    • Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2012 (Act 6 of 2012) Eng

Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1997 (Act 105 of 1997) Eng 

Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1988 (Act 1 of 1988) Eng

Criminal Law Second Amendment Act, 1992 (Act 126 of 1992) Eng

Criminal Matters Amendment Act, 1998 (Act 68 of 1998) Eng 

Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act 51 of 1977) Eng / Froms

    • Criminal Procedure Second Amendment Act, 1995 (Act 75 of 1995) Eng 
    • Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, 1996 (Act 86 of 1996) Eng
    • Criminal Procedure Second Amendment Act, 1996 (Act 85 of 1996) Eng
    • Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, 1997 (Act 76 of 1997) Eng 
    • Criminal Procedure Second Amendment Act, 1997 (Act 85 of 1997) Eng
    • Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, 2001 (Act 17 of 2001) Eng
    • Criminal Procedure Second Amendment Act, 2001 (Act 62 of 2001) Eng
    • Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, 2003 (Act 42 of 2003) Eng 
    • Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, 2008 (Act 65 of 2008) Eng
    • Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, 2012 (Act 9 of 2012) Eng
    • Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, 2013 (Act 8 of 2013) Eng

Criminal Procedure Act, 1955 (Act 56 of 1955) Eng

Cross-Border Insolvency Act, 2000 (Act 42 of 2000) Eng 

Dangerous Weapons Act, 1968 (Act 71 of 1968) Eng [Department only administers section 4]

Decriminalization Act, 1991 (Act 107 of 1991) Eng

Debt Collectors Act, 1998 (Act 114 of 1998) Eng 

Determination of Delegates (National Council of Provinces) Act, 1998 (Act 69 of 1998) Eng

Dissolution of Marriages on Presumption of Death Act, 1979 (Act 23 of 1979) Eng

Divorce Act, 1979 (Act 70 of 1979) Eng 

    • Divorce Amendment Act, 1996 (Act 95 of 1996) Eng
    • Divorce Courts Amendment Act, 1997 (Act 65 of 1997) Eng 

Documentary Evidence from Countries in Africa Act, 1993 (Act 62 of 1993) Eng

Domestic Violence Act, 1998 (Act 116 of 1998) Eng / Regulations (Afr)/ Froms
Afrikaans - isiNdebele - isiXhosa - isiZulu - Sepedi - Sesotho - Tshivenda - Xitsonga

Domicile Act, 1992 (Act 3 of 1992) Eng

Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act, 1992 (Act 140 of 1992) Eng 

Enforcement of Foreign Civil Judgments Act, 1988 (Act 32 of 1988) Eng

Establishment of the Northern Cape Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa Act, 1969 (Act 15 of 1969) Eng

Extradition Act, 1962 (Act 67 of 1962) Eng

    • Extradition Amendment Act, 1996 (Act 77 of 1996) Eng 

Foreign Courts Evidence Act, 1962 (Act 80 of 1962) Eng

Formalities in respect of Leases of Land Act, 1969 (Act 18 of 1969) Eng

Game Theft Act, 1991 (Act 105 of 1991) Eng

General Laws (Loss of Membership of National Assembly, Provincial Legislature or Municipal Council) Amendment Act, 2008 (Act 55 of 2008) Eng

    • General Law Amendment Act, 1996 (Act 49 of 1996) Eng
    • General Law Amendment Act, 1992 (Act 139 of 1992) Eng
    • General Law Amendment Act, 1973 (Act 62 of 1973) Eng
    • General Law Amendment Act, 1957 (Act 68 of 1957), Only sections 5 and 7, Eng
    • General Law Amendment Act, 1956 (Act 50 of 1956), Section 1, Eng
    • General Law Amendment Act, 1955 (Act 62 of 1955), Department only administers sections 34, 35, 36 and 37, Eng
    • General Law Further Amendment Act, 1963 (Act 93 of 1963), Section 24, Eng
    • General Law Further Amendment Act, 1962 (Act 93 of 1962), Department only administers sections 1 and 44, Eng
    • General Law Third Amendment Act, 1993 (Act 129 of 1993) Eng

Human Rights Commission Act, 1994 (Act 54 of 1994) Eng

Immovable Property (Removal or Modification of Restrictions) Act, 1965
(Act 94 of 1965) Eng

Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act, 2002 (Act 27 of 2002) Eng / Regulations

Indemnity Act, 1977 (Act 13 of 1977) Eng

Indemnity Act, 1961 (Act 61 of 1961) Eng

Inquests Act, 1959 (Act 58 of 1959) Eng

Insolvency Act, 1936 (Act 24 of 1936) Eng / Forms

    • Insolvency Amendment Act, 1989 (Act 89 of 1989) Eng
    • Insolvency Amendment Act, 1995 (Act 32 of 1995) Eng 
    • Insolvency Amendment Act, 2002 (Act 33 of 2002) Eng 
    • Insolvency Second Amendment Act, 2002 (Act 69 of 2002) Eng

Institution of Legal Proceedings Against Organs of State Act, 2002 (Act 40 of 2002) Eng 

Interception and Monitoring Prohibition Amendment Act, 1995 (Act 77 of 1995) Eng

Interim Rationalisation of Jurisdiction of High Courts Act, 2001 (Act 41 of 2001) Eng 

International Co-operation in Criminal Matters Act, 1996 (Act 75 of 1996) Eng 

Interpretation Act, 1957 (Act 33 of 1957) Eng

Intestate Succession Act, 1987 (Act 81 of1987) Eng / Forms

Investigation of Serious Economic Offences Amendment Act, 1995 (Act 46 of 1995) Eng

Judges' Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act, 2001 (Act 47 of 2001) Eng 

    • Judges' Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act, 2001 (Act 47 of 2001) Eng

Judicial Matters Amendment Act

    • Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 1995 (Act 85 of 1995) Eng 
    • Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 1996 (Act 104 of 1996) Eng
    • Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 1998 (Act 34 of 1998) Eng
    • Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 1999 (Act 26 of 1999) Eng
    • Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2000 (Act 62 of 2000) Eng 
    • Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2001 (Act 42 of 2001) Eng
    • Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2002 (Act 55 of 2002) Eng
    • Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2003 (Act 16 of 2003) Eng
    • Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2005 (Act 22 of 2005) Eng
    • Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2008 (Act 66 of 2008) Eng
    • Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2012 (Act 11 of 2012) Eng
    • Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2013 (Act 42 of 2013) Eng
    • Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2014 (Act 14 of 2014) Eng
    • Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act, 1998 (Act 122 of 1998) Eng 
    • Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act, 2003 (Act 55 of 2003) Eng
    • Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act, 2013 (Act 43 of 2013) Eng
    • Judicial Officers (Amendment of Conditions of Service) Amendment Act, 2003 (Act 28 of 2003) Eng 

Judicial Service Commission Act, 1994 (Act 9 of 1994) Eng 

    • Judicial Service Commission Amendment Act, 2008 (Act 20 of 2008) Eng 

Jurisdiction of Regional Courts Amendment Act, 2008 (Act 31 of 2008) Eng 

Justice Laws Rationalisation Act, 1996 (Act 18 of 1996) Eng 

Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Oaths Act, 1963 (Act 16 of 1963) Eng / Regulations / Froms

    • Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Oaths Amendment Act, 1967 (Act 21 of 1967) Eng
    • Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Oaths Amendment Act, 1986 (Act 36 of 1986) Eng

Law of Evidence Amendment Act, 1988 (Act 45 of 1988) Eng

Law of Evidence and the Criminal Procedure Act Amendment Act, 1987 (Act 103 of 1987) Eng

Law of Succession Amendment Act, 1992 (Act 43 of 1992) Eng 

Legal Aid South Africa Act, 2014 (Act 39 of 2014) Eng

Legal Practice Act, 2014 (Act 28 of 2014) Eng

Magistrates Act, 1993 (Act 90 of 1993) Eng 

    • Regulations: Judicial officers in lower courts: Amendment, GG 34969
    • Magistrates Amendment Act, 1996 (Act 35 of 1996) Eng 
    • Magistrates Amendment Act, 1998 (Act 66 of 1998) Eng

Magistrates' Court Act, 1944 (Act 32 of 1944) Eng / Regulations

    • Magistrates' Courts Amendment Act, 2010 (Act 19 of 2010) Eng & Afr
    • Magistrates' Courts Amendment Act, 1998 (Act 67 of 1998) Eng
    • Magistrates’ Courts Amendment Act, 1997 (Act 81 of 1997) Eng
    • Magistrates’ Courts Second Amendment Act, 1997 (Act 80 of 1997) Eng
    • Magistrates’ Courts Amendment Act, 1993 (Act 120 of 1993) Eng

Maintenance Act, 1998 (Act 99 of 1998) Eng / Regulations / Froms

Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act, 1990 (Act 27 of 1990) Eng 

Matrimonial Affairs Act, 1953 (Act 37 of 1953) Eng

Matrimonial Property Act, 184 (Act 88 of 1984) Eng

Mediation in Certain Divorce Matters Act, 1987 (Act 24 of 1987) Eng / Regulations

Natal Advocates and Attorneys Preservation of Rights Act, 1939 (Act 27 of 1939) Eng

Natal Conveyancers Act, 1926 (Act 24 of 1926) Eng

National Council of Provinces (Permanent Delegates Vacancies) Act, 1997 (Act 17 of 1997) Eng

National Prosecuting Authority Act, 1998 (Act 32 of 1998) Eng 

    • National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Act, 2000 (Act 61 of 2000) Eng
    • National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Act, 2008 (Act 56 of 2008) Eng

Petition Proceedings Replacement Act, 1976 (Act 35 of 1976) Eng

Pre-Union Statute Law Revision Act, 1977 (Act 43 of 1977) Eng

Pre-Union Statute Law Revision Act, 1976 (Act 36 of 1976) Eng

Pre-Union Statute Law Revision Act, 1970 (Act 42 of 1970) Eng

Pre-Union Statute Law Revision Act, 1967 (Act 78 of 1967) Eng

Prescribed Rate of Interest Act, 1975 (Act 55 of 1975) Eng

Prescription Act, 1969 (Act 68 of 1969) Eng

    • Prescribed Rate of Interest Amendment Act, 1997 (Act 7 of 1997) Eng

Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004 (Act 12 of 2004) Eng 

Prevention and Combating of Torture of Persons Act, 2013 (Act 13 of 2013) Eng

Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act, 2013 (Act 7 of 2013) Eng

Prevention of Counterfeiting of Currency Act, 1965 (Act 16 of 1965) Eng

Prevention of Family Violence Act, 1993 (Act 133 of 1993) Eng

Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 1998 (Act 121 of 1998) Eng 

    • Prevention of Organised Crime Amendment Act, 1999 (Act 24 of 1999) Eng
    • Prevention of Organised Crime Second Amendment Act, 1999 (Act 38 of 1999) Eng

Prevention of Public Violence and Intimidation Act, 1991 (Act 139 of 1991) Eng

Prize Jurisdiction Act, 1968 (Act 3 of 1968) Eng

Prohibition of Disguises Act, 1969 (Act 16 of 1969) Eng

Prohibition of the Exhibition of Films on Sundays and Public Holidays Act, 1977 (Act 16 of 1977) Eng

Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act 2 of 2000) Eng / Regulations / Froms

    • Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Act, 2002 (Act 54 of 2002) Eng

Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000 (Act 3 of 2000) Eng / Regulations

    • Promotion of Administrative Justice Amendment Act, 2002 (Act 53 of 2002) Eng

Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000 (Act 4 of 2000) Eng / Regulations / Forms

    • Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Amendment Act, 2002 (Act 52 of 2002) Eng

Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995 (Act 34 of 1995) Eng / Regulations / Forms

Protected Disclosures Act, 2000 (Act 26 of 2000) Eng 

Protection from Harassment Act, 2011 (Act 17 of 2011) Eng / Regulations / Forms

Protection of Information Act, 1982 (Act 84 of 1982) Eng 

Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (Act 4 of 2013) Eng 

Public Funding of Represented Political Parties Act, 1997 (Act 103 of 1997) Eng

Public Protector Act, 1994 (Act 23 of 1994) Eng 

    • Public Protector Amendment Act, 1998 (Act 113 of 1998) Eng
    • Public Protector Amendment Act, 2003 (Act 22 of 2003) Eng

Qualifications of Legal Practitioners Amendment Act, 1997 (Act 78 of 1997) Eng 

Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders (Countries in Africa) Act, 1989 (Act 6 of 1989) Eng

Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Act, 1963 (Act 80 of 1963) Eng 

Reciprocal Service of Civil Process Act, 1990 (Act 12 of 1990) Eng

Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Act, 1977 (Act 40 of 1977) Eng

Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act 120 of 1998) Eng 

Recognition of Foreign Legal Qualifications and Practice Act, 1993 (Act 114 of 1993) Eng

    • Recognition of Foreign Legal Qualifications and Practice Amendment Act, 1995 (Act 10 of 1995) Eng

Reform of Customary Law of Succession and Regulation of Related Matters Act, 2009 (Act 11 of 2009) Eng 

Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act, 2002 (Act 70 of 2002) Eng 

    • Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Amendment Act, 2008 (Act 48 of 2008) Eng 
    • Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Amendment Act, 2010 (Act 21 of 2010) Eng & Afr

Reinstatement of Enrolment of Certain Legal Practitioners Act, 2002 (Act 32 of 2002) Eng 

Renaming of High Courts Act, 2008 (Act 30 of 2008) Eng 

Repeal of the Black Administration Act and Amendment of Certain Laws Act, 2005 (Act 28 of 2005) Eng 

    • Repeal of Black Administration Act and Amendment of Certain Laws Amendment Act, 2012 (Act 20 of 2012), G 36021, Eng
    • Repeal of the Black Administration Act and Amendment of Certain Laws Amendment Act, 2010 (Act 20 of 2010) Eng & Afr
    • Repeal of the Black Administration Act and Amendment of Certain Laws Amendment Act, 2009 (Act 20 of 2009) Eng
    • Repeal of the Black Administration Act and Amendment of Certain Laws Amendment Act, 2008 (Act 7 of 2008) Eng
    • Repeal of the Black Administration Act and Amendment of Certain Laws Amendment Act, 2007 (Act 13 of 2007) Eng
    • Repeal of the Black Administration Act and Amendment of Certain Laws Amendment Act, 2006 (Act 8 of 2006) Eng

Right of Appearance in the Courts Act, 1995 (Act 62 of 1995) Eng 

Rules Board for Courts of Law Act, 1985 (Act 107 of 1985) Eng 

Security by Means of Movable Property Act, 1993 (Act 57 of 1993) Eng

Security Forces Board of Inquiry Act, 1993 (Act 95 of 1993) Eng

Sexual Offences Act, 1957 (Act 23 of 1957) Eng

Sherrifs Act, 1986 (Act 90 of 1986) Eng 

    • Sheriffs Amendment Act, 1998 (Act 74 of 1998) Eng 
    • Sheriffs Amendment Act, 2012 [Act 14 of 2012] Eng
    • Sheriffs Act: Regulations: Amendment GG 37841 RG 10236 GoN 568, 18 Jul 2014

Short Process Courts and Mediation in Certain Civil Cases Act, 1991 (Act 103 of 1991) Eng

Small Claims Court Act, 1984 (Act 61 of 1984) Eng / Regulations / Froms

South African Human Rights Commission Act, 2013 (Act 40 of 2013) Eng

South African Judicial Education Institute Act, 2008 (Act 14 of 2008) Eng 

South African Law Reforms Commission Act, 1973 (Act 19 of 1973) Eng 

Special Courts for Blacks Abolition Act, 1986 (Act 34 of 1986) Eng

Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act, 1996 (Act 74 of 1996)Eng 

    • Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Amendment Act, 2001 (Act 2 of 2001) Eng

State Attorney Act (Act 56 of 1957) Eng 

    • State Attorney Amendment Act, 2014 (Act 13 of 2014) Eng

State Liability Act, 1957 (Act 20 of 1957) Eng

    • State Liability Amendment Act, 2011 (Act 14 of 2011) Eng 

State of Emergency Act, 1997 (Act 64 of 1997) Eng 

Stock Theft Act, 1959 (Act 57 of 1959) Eng

Supreme Court Act, 1959 (Act 59 of 1959) Eng 

Supreme Court Decree, 1990 (Ciskei) Amendment Act, 2011 (Act 16 of 2001) Eng

Superior Courts Act, 2013 (Act 10 of 2013) Eng

Transfer of Powers and Duties of the State President Act, 1986 (Act 97 of 1986) Eng

Trespass Act, 1959 (Act 6 of 1959) Eng

Trust Property Control Act, 1988 (Act 57 of 1988) Eng / Forms

Vexatious Proceedings Act, 1956 (Act 3 of 1956) Eng

Wills Act, 1953 (Act 7 of 1953) Eng / Forms

Witchcraft Suppression Act, 1957 (Act 3 of 1957) Eng

Witness Protection and Services Act, 1998 (Act 112 of 1998) Eng


Repealed Acts

  • Legal Aid Act, 1969 (Act 22 of 1969)
  • Loss or Retention of Membership of National and Provincial Legislatures Act, 2002 (Act 22 of 2002)
    Repealed by the Constitution Tenth Amendment Act of 2003 with effect from 20 March 2003.
  • Natural Fathers of Children Born out of Wedlock Act, 1997 (Act 86 of 1997)
    Repealed by section 313 of the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act 38 of 2005), with effect from 1 July 2007.
  • Judges’ Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Amendment Act, 1997 (Act 77 of 1997)
    Repealed by the Judges’ Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act, 2001 (Act 47 of 2001), with effect from 22 November 2001.
  • Proceeds of Crime Act, 1996 (Act 76 of 1996)
    Repealed by the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 1998 (Act 121 of 1998), with effect from 21 January 1999.
  • Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Act, 1996 (Act 72 of 1996)
    Repealed by section 313 of the Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005), with effect from 1 April 2010.
  • *Commission on Gender Equality Act, 1996 (Act 39 of 1996)
    The Act was transferred to Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities with effect from 22 June 2009 – See Gazette No. 32367 of 1 July 2009
  • National Youth Commission Act, 1996 (Act 19 of 1996) - Repealed by section 22 of the National Youth Development Agency Act, 2008 (Act No. 54 of 2008).
  • State of Emergency Act, 1995 (Act 86 of 1995) - Repealed by the State of Emergency Act, 1997 (Act 64 of 1997), with effect from 21 November 1997.
  • Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993 (Act 200 of 1993)
    Repealed by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, except for certain sections, referred to in Schedule 6 to the 1996-
    Constitution, which remain in force.
  • Section 4 of the Prevention of Family Violence Act, 1993 (Act 133 of 1993)
    Repealed in terms of section 313 of the Children's Act, 2005 (Act 38 of 2005), on 1 April 2010

Laws that are now administered by other departments

  • Stock Theft Act, 1959 (Act 57 of 1959)
    The administration of the Act was transferred to the Minister of Safety and Security. (See Proclamation R. 46, 2011 of 19
    August 2011 which published in Gazette No. 34535)
  • Game Theft Act, 1991 (Act 105 of 1991)
    The administration of the Act was transferred to the Minister of Safety and Security. (See Proclamation R. 46, 2011 of 19 August 2011 which published in Gazette No. 34535)
  • Public Funding of Represented Political Parties Act, 1997 (Act 103 of 1997)
    The administration of the Act was transferred to the Minister of Home Affairs. (See Proclamation R. 47, 2012 of 5 September 2012 which published in Gazette No. 35655)

 

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