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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2024.03.26: Media statement on the release of the Report on Project 100b: Review of the Maintenance Act, 1998 (Act No.99 of 1998)

2024.03.25: New SALRC Members announced

2024.03.07: SALRC Legal Essay Writing Competition for 2024. Closing date extended to 12 Apr 2024

2023.12.14: Media statement on the appointment of an Advisory Committee on Criminal Procedure Reform Investigation, 13 December 2023

2023.11.17: Invitation to attend a virtual workshop (4, 6 or 7 Dec 2023), on Discussion Paper 160 on the Review of Aspects of Matrimonial Property Law (Project 100E), 17 November 2023

2023.10.19: Issue Paper 43 and Media Statement on the release of Issue Paper 43 – Review of Colonial and Apartheid Era Legislation administered by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (Project 149). Closing date for comments: 15 January 2024






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