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What's New

2015.10.28: Media Statement and Revised Discussion Paper 132 (Project 138), The Practice of Ukuthwala. Closing date for comments: 31 January 2016

2015.10.19: Discussion Paper 136 on Statutory Law Revision in respect of legislation administered by the Department of Environmental Affairs. Closing date for comments: 31 January 2016

2015.10.19: Media Statement: Discussion Paper 136

2015.08.20: Invitation to the 2014 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Competition Award Ceremony

2015.08.06: Issue Paper 30 on Sexual Offences (Pornography and Children); Media Statement on the Issue Paper; General Questionnaire relating to the Issue Paper

2015.07.23: Newsletter, May 2015