Issue Papers

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In order to actively involve the community at an earlier stage, the Commission has decided to publish issue papers for appropriate investigations as the first step in the consultation process. The purpose of an issue paper is to announce an investigation, to elucidate the aim and extent of the investigation, to point to possible options available for solving existing problems and to initiate and stimulate debate on identified issues by way of including specific questions on relevant issues.

  • Issue Paper 29 (Project 135) Review of the Witchcraft Suppression Act 3 of 1957 - Closing date for comments: 31 Oct 2014
  • Issue Paper 28 (Project 100) Review of the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998 - Closing date for comments: 31 Oct 2014
  • Issue paper 27 (Project 126) REVIEW OF THE LAW OF EVIDENCE (Electronic Evidence in Criminal and Civil Proceedings: Admissibility and Related Issues)- Closing date for comments: 15 Aug 2010
  • Issue paper 26 (Project 126) REVIEW OF THE LAW OF EVIDENCE - Closing date for comments: 30 Jun 2008
  • Issue paper 25 (Project 131) Trafficking In Persons - Closing date for comments: 30 Apr 2004
  • Issue paper 24 (Project 124) Privacy and data protection - Closing date for comments: 01 Dec 2003
  • Issue paper 23 (Project 125) Prescription periods - Closing date for comments: 17 Oct 2003
  • Issue paper 22 (Project 130) Stalking - Questionnaire - Closing date for comments: 30 Sep 2003
  • Issue Paper 21 (Project 121) Consolidated Legislation Pertaining To International Co-Operation In Civil Matters - Closing date for comments: 28 Feb 2003
  • Issue Paper 20 (Project 123) Protected Disclosures - Closing date for comments: 28 Feb 2003
  • Issue paper 19 (Project 107) Sexual Offences: Adult Prostitution - Closing date for comment: 31 Oct 2002
  • Issue paper 18 (Project 122) Incapable Adults - Closing date for comments 31 Mar 2002
  • Issue paper 17 (Project 118) Domestic Partnerships (Questionnaire) - Closing date for comments 30 Nov 2001
  • Issue paper 16 (Project 119) Uniform legislation on the fencing of national roads, Published August 2000 - Closing date for comments 29 Sep 2000
  • Issue paper 15 (Project 59) Islamic marriages and related matters. Published May 2000 - Closing date for comments 31 Jul 2000; Responses
  • Issue paper 14 (Project 108) Computer related crime: Options for reform in respect of unauthorised access to computers, unauthorised modification of computer data, and software applications, related to procedural aspects ( Published 6 October 1998) - Closing date for comments 26 Oct 1998
  • Issue paper 13 (Project 110) Review of the Child Care Act, First Issue Paper (18 April 1998) - Closing date for comments: 31 Jul 1998
  • Issue paper 12 (Project 108) Harmonisation of the Common Law and Indigenous Law (Draft Issue Paper on Succession) Published May 1998
  • Issue paper 11 (Project 82) Sentencing Mandatory Minimum Sentences - Closing Date for Comments: 30 Aug 1997
  • Issue paper 10 (Project 108) Sexual Offences Against Children - Closing Date for Comments: 30 Aug 1997
  • Issue paper 09 (Project 106) Juvenile Justice - Closing Date for Comments: Extended till 30 Sep 1997
  • Issue paper 08 (Project 94) Alternative Dispute Resolution - Closing Date for Comments: 15 Jul 1997
  • Issue paper 07 (Project 82) Restorative Justice - Closing Date for Comments: 30 Jun 1997
  • Issue paper 06 (Project 73) Access to the Criminal Justice System - Closing Date for Comments: 30 Jun 1997
  • Issue paper 05 (Project 100) Review of the Maintenance System - Closing Date for Comments: 30 May 1997
  • Issue paper 04 (Project 90) Harmonisation of the Common Law and the Indigenous Law (The Application of Customary Law: Conflict of Personal Laws) - Closing Date for Comments: 30 Nov 1996
  • Issue paper 03 (Project 90) Harmonisation of the Common Law and the Indigenous Law (Customary Marriages) - Closing Date for Comments: 30 May 1997
  • Issue paper 02 (Project 100) Family Violence - Closing Date for Comments: 15 Aug 1996
  • Issue paper 01 (Project 104) Money Laundering and Related Matters - Closing Date for Comments: 24 May 1996
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