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Comments on legislation

The LSSA comments on policy documents and draft legislation that affects the public interest and the legal profession. The LSSA also addresses Parliamentary portfolio committees on relevant discussion documents, policy documents and draft legislation.

March 2017 Submission by the LSSA on the Courts of Law Amendment Bill
February 2017 Submissions by the LSSA on the Judicial Matters Amendment Bill [B14- 2016]
February 2017 Comments by the LSSA to the Rules Board on the Harmonisation of Taxation Process in Magistrates’ Courts Rule 33 with Uniform Rule 70 (3B) and (4)
February 2017 Comments by the LSSA to the Rules Board on Uniform Rule 70 and Table A of Annexure 2 to the Magistrates’ Courts Rules: Harmonisation of Taxation Fees
November 2016 LSSA Comment to Rules Board on Uniform Rule 68(5)(c)(iv) and Item 14(a) of Table C of Annexure 2 to the Magistrates' Courts Rules
November 2016 Comments by the LSSA on the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill, 2016
November 2016 Comment by the LSSA on the Green Paper on  International Migration
September 2016 Comments by the LSSA on the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2016
September 2016 Comments by the LSSA on the Issue Paper on Guidance required to implement the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act, 2016
September 2016 Supplementary Comments by the LSSA on the Courts of Law Amendment Bill
August 2016 Comments by the LSSA on the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2016 to the Treasury and to SARS
August 2016 LSSA Comments on the South African Law Reform Commission’s Issue Paper 31 - Family Dispute Resolution: Care of and Contact with Children
August 2016 LSSA Comments on the Courts of Law Amendment Bill [B-2016]
July 2016 LSSA Comment to the Rules Board on E-Discovery
June 2016 Submission by the LSSA on Proposed Amendments to the Rules and Forms of The High and Magistrates’ Courts Pertaining to Execution Against Immovable Property
June 2016 LSSA Comment on the Proposed Amendment to the Rules made in terms of the Small Claims Courts Act, 1984: Sheriffs’ Fees
May 2016 LSSA Comments on proposed insertion of Rule 52a in the Magistrates’ Court Rules
May 2016 LSSA Comment to the Rules Board on Proposed Amendment to Uniform Rule 16
May 2016 LSSA Comments on Section 12e(4)(A) of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962
April 2016 LSSA Comments on the Draft Rates and Monetary Amounts & Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill
April 2016 LSSA Submissions on the Deeds Registries Amendment Bill, 2016
April 2016 LSSA Comments on the Draft Regulations to Amend the Remuneration and Allowances of Appraisers Prescribed in Terms of s 103 of the Administration of Estates Act, 1965
February 2016 LSSA Comment on Amended Uniform Rule 46 & Form 21 and Magistrates' Courts Rule 43 and Proposed Form 34a
January 2016 LSSA Comment on the Proposed Amendment of Tariffs Payable in Terms of Certain Acts - Witness Fees
January 2016 LSSA Comment to the Rules Board on Uniform Rule 70(4): Taxation
January 2016 LSSA Comment on the Draft Immigration Amendment Bill, 2015
January 2016 LSSA Comment on the Proposed Amendment of Tariffs Payable in Terms of Certain Acts
January 2016 LSSA Comments on the Debt Collectors Amendment Bill, 2016 - 29 January 2016
December 2015 LSSA Comments on Uniform Rule 43 (7) and (8) and Magistrates' Courts Rule 58 (7) and (8): Tariff provisions 2 December 2015
November 2015 LSSA Comments on the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill (submitted on 10 November 2015)
Supplementary Comments on the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill submitted on 8 January 2016
November 2015 LSSA Comments on  the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill 30 November 2015
November 2015 LSSA Comments on the Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill 6 November 2015
August 2015 LSSA Comments on the Refugees Amendment Bill 31 August 2015
August 2015

LSSA Comments to the Rules Board on the proposed amendments to Rule 58 and Form 42 of the Magistrates’ Courts Rules 14 August 2015

August 2015 LSSA Comments on the National Liquor Policy  13 August 2015
July 2015 LSSA comments to the South African Law Reform Commission in relation to issues raised in Discussion Paper 131: Review of the law of evidence 29 July 2015
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LSSA comments on the Refugees Amendment Draft Bill, 2015
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Law Society of South Africa Comments on SALRC Discussion Paper 131: Review of the Law of Evidence.
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Rules Board for Courts of Law: Proposed Amendment to Uniform Rule 36(8): Provision of a Time Period within Which a Party Causing an Examination to Be Made Must Furnish the Report
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Law Society of South Africa Comments on Final Draft Amendments to Chief Master’s Directive 3 of 2006
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LSSA Comments on Road Accident Fund (Transitional Provisions) Bill, 2012. The LSSA has been invited to make oral submissions to the portfolio committee on 6 August 2012.
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