The objects of the South African Law Reform Commission are to do research with reference to all branches of the law in order to make recommendations to Government for the development, improvement, modernisation or reform of the law. The Commission investigates matters appearing on a programme approved by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development. Reports and other documents published by the Commission are made available on the Commission's website for general information.

Kindly note that the Commission is not in a position to give legal advice to members of the public.

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2022.05.16: Media Statement: Project 100D: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Matters renewed call for comment by 31 July 2022.

2022.04.29: Discussion Paper 156 and Media Statement on the release of Project 149: Repeal of the Transkeian Penal Code, 1983 (Act 9 of 1983). Closing date for comments: 31 July 2022.

2022.03.30: Report and media release on the Practice of Ukuthwala (Project 138), 29 Mar 2022

2022.03.30: Report and media release on Project 142: Investigation into legal fees, including access to justice and other interventions, 29 Mar 2022

2022.03.30: Report and media release on the Report on Harmonisation of existing laws providing for different Prescription Periods (Project 125)

2022.03.29: Report and media release on Sexual Offences: Pornography and Children (Project 107)






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