Maintenance Amendment Bill [B16-2014]

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Justice and Correctional Services

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services invites stakeholders and interested persons to submit written submissions on the Maintenance Amendment Bill [B16 – 2014]:

The purpose of the Maintenance Amendment Bill is to amend the Maintenance Act, 1998, so as to:
▪ further regulate the lodging of complaints relating to maintenance and the jurisdiction of maintenance courts;
▪ further regulate the investigation of maintenance complaints;
▪ further regulate the securing of witnesses for purposes of a maintenance enquiry;
▪ further regulate maintenance enquiries in order to make provision for the granting of interim maintenance orders;
▪ further regulate the making of maintenance orders;
▪ further regulate the making of maintenance orders by consent;
▪ further regulate the circumstances in which maintenance orders may be granted by default; to further regulate the granting of cost orders; to regulate the effect a maintenance order made by a maintenance court has on a maintenance order made by another court;
▪ further regulate the transfer of maintenance orders;
▪ regulate the reporting of a maintenance defaulter to any business which has as its object the granting of credit or is involved in the credit rating of persons;
▪ further regulate the attachment of emoluments;
▪ increase the penalties for certain offences; to create certain new offences;
▪ further regulate the conversion of criminal proceedings into maintenance enquiries

Submissions must be received by no later than 16 January 2015. Please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation. Public hearings will be held in Parliament.

Comments can be emailed to Mr V Ramaano at vramaano@parliament.gov.za by no later than Friday, 16 January 2015

For Public hearings' dates and enquiries please contact Mr V Ramaano on tel (021) 403 3820 or cell 083 709 8427

Issued by Hon. M Motshekga, MP, Chairperson: PC on Justice and Correctional Services