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Request for Comments: Re-Description and allocation of the Sheriff’s Offices located within the Port Elizabeth Magisterial District

In terms of section 3 of the Sheriffs Act, 1986 (Act 90 of 1986), the Minister may describe one or more areas within the area of jurisdiction of a lower or higher court and allocate any such area to a sheriff of that court. Various vacant sheriff offices exist nationally, amongst which is the Port Elizabeth South Sheriff office. The Port Elizabeth Magisterial District is sub-divided into three (3) sheriff offices namely Port Elizabeth North, Port Elizabeth West and Port Elizabeth South. It is the Minister’s intention, whilst the Port Elizabeth South Sheriff Office is vacant, to re-describe the three (3) sheriff service areas with a view to have a more equal distribution of the service areas.

The linked table is divided into the three Sheriff Service areas indicating the areas/suburbs that are currently constituting the respective Sheriffs Service areas. The areas indicated in RED are the areas/ suburbs that are proposed to move and be served by another Sheriff area. The letters (N) or (W) indicated after the area name is the Sheriff Service area gaining the mentioned area. Follow this link to view the table for the respective Sheriffs Service areas mentioned above.

The maps and point-to-point descriptions reflecting the re-divided three (3) Sheriff Service areas:

Comments on the proposed description of the above sheriff areas should be directed in writing to Mr Victor Knoop at vknoop@justice.gov.za or by fax to 086 629 3499 on or before 31 July 2016.

National Action Plan to combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (2016 – 2021) - Draft for public consultation

A National Action Plan (NAP) provides the basis for the development of a comprehensive public policy against racial discrimination and assists States in giving effect to their international human rights obligations related to the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. It provides for specific outcomes and is also a process bringing stakeholders together to discuss the challenge of combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. A NAP also provides a technical guiding framework for the State’s policies, programmes and strategies to combat racial discrimination and is a step towards complying with the State’s obligation to give effect to the constitutional value of equality and non-discrimination.

Follow this link to read more: National Action Plan to combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

The closing date for comments/submissions has been extended to 31 Aug 2016.

Comments and inputs can be submitted via email: nap@justice.gov.za

Enquiries can be directed to: Ms Danaline Franzman, Chief Director: Social Justice and Participatory Democracy, Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, tel: +27 (0) 12 315 1500/1487, email: DFranzman@justice.gov.za