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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2024.07.04: Media statement on the publication of the Discussion Paper 162: Review of Colonial and Apartheid Legislation administered by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development for public comment, 04 Jul 2024

2024.07.01: Discussion Paper 162, Project 149: Review of Colonial and Apartheid Era Legislation. Closing date for comments: 30 September 2024

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






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