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SAHRC equality report tackles ongoing discrimination

The SAHRC has published its 2012 Equality Report, “Commentaries on Equality: Race, Gender, Disability and LGBTI Issues”. The report examines the status of the right to substantive equality for especially marginalised groups of people in South Africa – with a focus on equality of results and equality of opportunity. ...

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Policy framework for transforming State Legal Service is published for comment

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has published “A Framework for the transformation of the State Legal Service: Opening the doors of access to equal and affordable justice for all”. The document is open for public comment until 30 November 2012. Comments should be directed to: The Director-General, for the attention of Advocate M Olwage, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax to 086 677 7342. ...

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Gordhan issues Medium Term Budget Policy Statement

The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, published the national Medium Term Budget Policy Statement on 25 October 2012, for the 2013 budget. The Policy Statement serves four purposes: it outlines the economic context against which the 2013 budget is being formulated; it explains the national fiscal policy; it presents the division of nationally collected revenue between national, provincial and local government; and it proposes government’s spending framework for the next three years. ...

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