Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: South-Africa http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Law Designed to Spur Youth Hiring Takes Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403824_text Employee hiring; Labor - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403824_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Constitutional Court Upholds Mandatory Minimum Sentence Rule for Accomplices in Armed Robberies http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403813_text Crime and law enforcement; Judiciary; Sentencing - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403813_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation Signed into Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403653_text Crime and law enforcement; Human trafficking - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403653_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Parliament Considering Measure to Outlaw Possession of Weapons in Public Gatherings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403491_text Weapons development - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403491_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Proposal to Tighten Rules on Private Security Industry http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403267_text National security - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403267_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Constitutional Court Declares Five Provincial Acts Unconstitutional, Suspends Ruling Temporarily http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403093_text Constitution - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403093_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Protection of Information Bill Controversial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402776_text Freedom of information - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402776_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Constitutionality of Extension of Chief Justice's Tenure to Be Challenged http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402710_text Judges - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402710_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Proposal to Establish Healthcare Consumer Protection Agency http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402487_text Workers safety and health - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402487_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Proposed Media Regulations Would Establish Appeals Tribunal on Media Stories http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402183_text Freedom of the press - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402183_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Government Introduces Bills to Keep Police Force Honest http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402168_text Police power - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402168_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Requirements for Energy Efficiency in New Buildings Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402057_text Environmental protection - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402057_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Constitutionality of Road Accident Fund Act Provision Challenged http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401970_text Insurance - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 10 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401970_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Child Justice Act Takes Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401924_text Children - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401924_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401879_text Human trafficking - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401879_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of 2008 to Be Implemented http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401827_text Mineral resources and mines - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401827_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: New "Stalking" Bill Criticized as Potential Danger to Freedom of Expression http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401652_text Freedom of the press - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401652_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Law on Eviction of Unlawful Occupiers Declared Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401637_text Constitution - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401637_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Consumer Protection Law to Allow Preemptive Blocking of Telemarketers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401456_text Consumer protection - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401456_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Court Finds Law Discriminating Against Muslim Widows Unacceptable http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401449_text Families - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 On July 15, 2009, the South African Constitutional Court unanimously ruled to allow all widows of a polygamous marriage contracted under Muslim rites to make a claim against the estate of a deceased husband in an... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 21 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401449_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Carbon Emissions Tax Credit http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401339_text Environmental protection - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 On July 15, 2009, the South African Constitutional Court unanimously ruled to allow all widows of a polygamous marriage contracted under Muslim rites to make a claim against the estate of a deceased husband in an It was reported on June 4, 2009, that the South African Treasury is gearing up to introduce the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2009, which will provide tax incentives for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401339_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Prosecutor Drops Corruption Charges Against Zuma http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401194_text Government ethics and transparency - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 On July 15, 2009, the South African Constitutional Court unanimously ruled to allow all widows of a polygamous marriage contracted under Muslim rites to make a claim against the estate of a deceased husband in an It was reported on June 4, 2009, that the South African Treasury is gearing up to introduce the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2009, which will provide tax incentives for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. On April 6, 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of South Africa announced that it was dropping criminal charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion against Jacob Zuma, head of the African National Congress... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401194_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: New Law to Make Company Directors More Accountable http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401100_text Corporations - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 On July 15, 2009, the South African Constitutional Court unanimously ruled to allow all widows of a polygamous marriage contracted under Muslim rites to make a claim against the estate of a deceased husband in an It was reported on June 4, 2009, that the South African Treasury is gearing up to introduce the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2009, which will provide tax incentives for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. On April 6, 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of South Africa announced that it was dropping criminal charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion against Jacob Zuma, head of the African National Congress It was reported on March 5, 2009, that a new Companies Act, whose passage is expected next year, will change the scope and procedure for bringing class actions and derivative actions that will empower shareholders and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401100_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Law on Intellectual Property Resulting from Publicly Funded Research http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401010_text Intellectual property - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 On July 15, 2009, the South African Constitutional Court unanimously ruled to allow all widows of a polygamous marriage contracted under Muslim rites to make a claim against the estate of a deceased husband in an It was reported on June 4, 2009, that the South African Treasury is gearing up to introduce the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2009, which will provide tax incentives for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. On April 6, 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of South Africa announced that it was dropping criminal charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion against Jacob Zuma, head of the African National Congress It was reported on March 5, 2009, that a new Companies Act, whose passage is expected next year, will change the scope and procedure for bringing class actions and derivative actions that will empower shareholders and It was reported on January 19, 2009, that a bill seeking to ensure effective use of intellectual property resulting from publicly financed research, the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research (IPR) Act, was signed into... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401010_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Product Recall Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540961_text Consumer protection - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 On July 15, 2009, the South African Constitutional Court unanimously ruled to allow all widows of a polygamous marriage contracted under Muslim rites to make a claim against the estate of a deceased husband in an It was reported on June 4, 2009, that the South African Treasury is gearing up to introduce the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2009, which will provide tax incentives for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. On April 6, 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of South Africa announced that it was dropping criminal charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion against Jacob Zuma, head of the African National Congress It was reported on March 5, 2009, that a new Companies Act, whose passage is expected next year, will change the scope and procedure for bringing class actions and derivative actions that will empower shareholders and It was reported on January 19, 2009, that a bill seeking to ensure effective use of intellectual property resulting from publicly financed research, the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research (IPR) Act, was signed into It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540961_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Law to Expunge Criminal Records for Breaking Apartheid Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540491_text Crime and law enforcement - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 On July 15, 2009, the South African Constitutional Court unanimously ruled to allow all widows of a polygamous marriage contracted under Muslim rites to make a claim against the estate of a deceased husband in an It was reported on June 4, 2009, that the South African Treasury is gearing up to introduce the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2009, which will provide tax incentives for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. On April 6, 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of South Africa announced that it was dropping criminal charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion against Jacob Zuma, head of the African National Congress It was reported on March 5, 2009, that a new Companies Act, whose passage is expected next year, will change the scope and procedure for bringing class actions and derivative actions that will empower shareholders and It was reported on January 19, 2009, that a bill seeking to ensure effective use of intellectual property resulting from publicly financed research, the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research (IPR) Act, was signed into It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the A new bill, the criminal procedure amendment bill, was recently proposed in the Parliament of South Africa. It seeks to expunge criminal records for violations of laws based on race or that created offenses with a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540491_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: National Defense Force Concedes Discrimination Against HIV Positive Individuals Unlawful http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540546_text HIV-AIDS - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 On July 15, 2009, the South African Constitutional Court unanimously ruled to allow all widows of a polygamous marriage contracted under Muslim rites to make a claim against the estate of a deceased husband in an It was reported on June 4, 2009, that the South African Treasury is gearing up to introduce the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2009, which will provide tax incentives for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. On April 6, 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of South Africa announced that it was dropping criminal charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion against Jacob Zuma, head of the African National Congress It was reported on March 5, 2009, that a new Companies Act, whose passage is expected next year, will change the scope and procedure for bringing class actions and derivative actions that will empower shareholders and It was reported on January 19, 2009, that a bill seeking to ensure effective use of intellectual property resulting from publicly financed research, the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research (IPR) Act, was signed into It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the A new bill, the criminal procedure amendment bill, was recently proposed in the Parliament of South Africa. It seeks to expunge criminal records for violations of laws based on race or that created offenses with a The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) and the AIDS Law Project, representing the South African Security Forces' Union and individual members of the military, reached a ";concept agreement,"; which was later turned into a court... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540546_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Internet Gambling Law Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540570_text Gambling - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 On July 15, 2009, the South African Constitutional Court unanimously ruled to allow all widows of a polygamous marriage contracted under Muslim rites to make a claim against the estate of a deceased husband in an It was reported on June 4, 2009, that the South African Treasury is gearing up to introduce the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2009, which will provide tax incentives for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. On April 6, 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of South Africa announced that it was dropping criminal charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion against Jacob Zuma, head of the African National Congress It was reported on March 5, 2009, that a new Companies Act, whose passage is expected next year, will change the scope and procedure for bringing class actions and derivative actions that will empower shareholders and It was reported on January 19, 2009, that a bill seeking to ensure effective use of intellectual property resulting from publicly financed research, the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research (IPR) Act, was signed into It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the A new bill, the criminal procedure amendment bill, was recently proposed in the Parliament of South Africa. It seeks to expunge criminal records for violations of laws based on race or that created offenses with a The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) and the AIDS Law Project, representing the South African Security Forces' Union and individual members of the military, reached a ";concept agreement,"; which was later turned into a court The South African Parliament approved a new gambling law designed to curb gambling-related negative socio-economic problems; it was published on May 19, 2008. The bill introduces rules on player protection, licensing, taxation, and advertising. It requires... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540570_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Child Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540402_text Children - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 On July 15, 2009, the South African Constitutional Court unanimously ruled to allow all widows of a polygamous marriage contracted under Muslim rites to make a claim against the estate of a deceased husband in an It was reported on June 4, 2009, that the South African Treasury is gearing up to introduce the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2009, which will provide tax incentives for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. On April 6, 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of South Africa announced that it was dropping criminal charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion against Jacob Zuma, head of the African National Congress It was reported on March 5, 2009, that a new Companies Act, whose passage is expected next year, will change the scope and procedure for bringing class actions and derivative actions that will empower shareholders and It was reported on January 19, 2009, that a bill seeking to ensure effective use of intellectual property resulting from publicly financed research, the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research (IPR) Act, was signed into It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the A new bill, the criminal procedure amendment bill, was recently proposed in the Parliament of South Africa. It seeks to expunge criminal records for violations of laws based on race or that created offenses with a The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) and the AIDS Law Project, representing the South African Security Forces' Union and individual members of the military, reached a ";concept agreement,"; which was later turned into a court The South African Parliament approved a new gambling law designed to curb gambling-related negative socio-economic problems; it was published on May 19, 2008. The bill introduces rules on player protection, licensing, taxation, and advertising. It requires 41 of 2007, which includes provisions on "partial care of children, early childhood development, prevention and early intervention, foster care, child and youth care centers, protection of children, children in alternative care, and creates new offences... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540402_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Bill Suppressing Cable Theft Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540337_text Communications - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 On July 15, 2009, the South African Constitutional Court unanimously ruled to allow all widows of a polygamous marriage contracted under Muslim rites to make a claim against the estate of a deceased husband in an It was reported on June 4, 2009, that the South African Treasury is gearing up to introduce the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2009, which will provide tax incentives for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. On April 6, 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of South Africa announced that it was dropping criminal charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion against Jacob Zuma, head of the African National Congress It was reported on March 5, 2009, that a new Companies Act, whose passage is expected next year, will change the scope and procedure for bringing class actions and derivative actions that will empower shareholders and It was reported on January 19, 2009, that a bill seeking to ensure effective use of intellectual property resulting from publicly financed research, the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research (IPR) Act, was signed into It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the A new bill, the criminal procedure amendment bill, was recently proposed in the Parliament of South Africa. It seeks to expunge criminal records for violations of laws based on race or that created offenses with a The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) and the AIDS Law Project, representing the South African Security Forces' Union and individual members of the military, reached a ";concept agreement,"; which was later turned into a court The South African Parliament approved a new gambling law designed to curb gambling-related negative socio-economic problems; it was published on May 19, 2008. The bill introduces rules on player protection, licensing, taxation, and advertising. It requires 41 of 2007, which includes provisions on "partial care of children, early childhood development, prevention and early intervention, foster care, child and youth care centers, protection of children, children in alternative care, and creates new offences South Africa's National Assembly approved the Second-Hand Goods Bill to crack down on cable theft and put an end to "losses in the form of power cuts, interruption of commuter trains and communications services." The bill... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540337_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Political Leader Faces Corruption Charges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054026_text Government ethics and transparency - On January 1, 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive Act No. 26 of 2013 (582 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE (Dec. 18, 2013)), aimed at spurring youth hiring through tax incentives, took effect. (Zuma Signs Youth Wage On November 28, 2013, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the court of last resort on all constitutional issues, overturned a decision of the Western Cape High Court and upheld as constitutional a provision in the On July 29, 2013, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country's first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from On March 22, 2012, the Constitutional Court of South Africa unanimously declared unconstitutional five laws issued by the legislatures of five of the country's nine provinces. The laws were designed to regulate the financial management of On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. ("Secrecy Bill Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional," ODAC website Two South Africa-based rights groups are gearing up to challenge the legality of President Jacob Zuma's June 3, 2011, decision to unilaterally extend by five years the term of Sandile Ngcobo, Chief Justice of the On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body -- the Office of Health Standards It was reported on August 11, 2010, that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have proposed media regulations that would see the establishment of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On June 11, 2010, Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, published for public comment a proposed sub-regulation to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act to make new buildings energy It was reported on May 7, 2010, that the constitutionality of a provision of the Road Accident Fund Act on the statutory limitation period for making claims against the Fund is being challenged before South Africa's South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking It was reported on February 18, 2010, that the 2008 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act of South Africa, is to take effect on March 1 of this year. (Bheki Mpofu, Mining Royalties Law Takes Effect It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the South African Cabinet approved and is gearing up to propose to parliament the Protection of Harassment Bill, which, if passed, will protect those individual victims of stalking It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 On July 15, 2009, the South African Constitutional Court unanimously ruled to allow all widows of a polygamous marriage contracted under Muslim rites to make a claim against the estate of a deceased husband in an It was reported on June 4, 2009, that the South African Treasury is gearing up to introduce the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2009, which will provide tax incentives for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. On April 6, 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of South Africa announced that it was dropping criminal charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion against Jacob Zuma, head of the African National Congress It was reported on March 5, 2009, that a new Companies Act, whose passage is expected next year, will change the scope and procedure for bringing class actions and derivative actions that will empower shareholders and It was reported on January 19, 2009, that a bill seeking to ensure effective use of intellectual property resulting from publicly financed research, the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research (IPR) Act, was signed into It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the A new bill, the criminal procedure amendment bill, was recently proposed in the Parliament of South Africa. It seeks to expunge criminal records for violations of laws based on race or that created offenses with a The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) and the AIDS Law Project, representing the South African Security Forces' Union and individual members of the military, reached a ";concept agreement,"; which was later turned into a court The South African Parliament approved a new gambling law designed to curb gambling-related negative socio-economic problems; it was published on May 19, 2008. The bill introduces rules on player protection, licensing, taxation, and advertising. It requires 41 of 2007, which includes provisions on "partial care of children, early childhood development, prevention and early intervention, foster care, child and youth care centers, protection of children, children in alternative care, and creates new offences South Africa's National Assembly approved the Second-Hand Goods Bill to crack down on cable theft and put an end to "losses in the form of power cuts, interruption of commuter trains and communications services." The bill Jacob Zuma, the new head of the South African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party in South Africa, faces fresh corruption charges in connection with a US$5 billion arms deal carried out in 1999, according to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054026_text