Repeal of Colonial and Apartheid Legislation

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Submissions are now closed (since 03 June 2021)

Justice and Correctional Services

The South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC), in collaboration with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, is embarking on an investigation to identify and repeal and/or amend legislation enacted prior to 1994 or provisions therein which, on the face of it appears to be neutral and not in contravention with the values and ethos contained in the Constitution, but which was designed to foster the policies of apartheid.

Written submissions must be sent Fanyana Mdumbe at fmdumbe@justice.gov.za by no later than Thursday, 3 June 2021

The Commission has instituted an advisory committee for this project comprising of Adv Ishmael Semenya SC, Adv Anthea Platt SC and Shannon Prof Hoctor.

The scope of this investigation is therefore quite wide and the inquiry will focus solely on legislation falling under the justice portfolio. Legislation that is administered by other departments identified through the process of consultation will be forwarded to Parliament’s Legal Services Unit which has been mandated by the National Assembly Programming Committee to initiate a similar process.

Enquiries: Email: fmdumbe@justice.gov.za or Telephone at: 012 622 6353 

See: Media Statement

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