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  1. South Africa - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Companies Amendment Act, [No. 3 of 2011]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-04-19 | ZAF-2011-L-89621

    To amend the Companies Act, 2008, so as to effect certain legal-technical and grammatical amendments in order to ensure the proper application and administration of the principal Act subsequent to its commencement; to correct certain errors resulting in inconsistency and ambiguity in the principal Act; to establish a proper foundation for certain necessary regulations; to continue the mechanisms established under section 335 of the Companies Act, 1973, which allow for the transfer of registration of foreign companies to the jurisdiction of the Republic; to further provide for companies trading under insolvent circumstances; to extend the grounds for disqualification as a director; to provide for the terms of office of members of the Companies Tribunal; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

  2. South Africa - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Companies Act, [No. 71 of 2008]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-04-08 | ZAF-2009-L-85630

    Provides for the regulation of companies within South Africa. Repeals the Companies Act, 1973 and the Close Corporations Act, 1984.

  3. South Africa - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Correctional Services Amendment Act, 2001 (No. 32 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2001-12-14 | ZAF-2001-L-61143

    Amends Correctional Services Act 1998. Regulates, in relation to prisoners, custody, detention, accomodation, medical examinations, searches, nutrition, disciplinary proceedings, use of force, non-lethal incapacitating devices and firearms on prisoners, labour, non-compliance of community corrections, length and form of sentences and disposal of unclaimed property, as well as several administrative matters.

  4. South Africa - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Identification Act 1997 (No. 68 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-11-26 | ZAF-1997-L-49062

    Provides for the establishment of a population register, which shall keep records regarding personal information, including fingerprints, naturalisation and immigration history, and a recent photograph. Also provides for the issuance of identity cards. Repeals the Identification Act, 1986 (No. 72) and subsequent legislation.

  5. South Africa - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Divorce Courts Amendment Act, 1997 (No. 65 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-11-13 | ZAF-1997-L-48382

    Amends the Black Administration Act, 1927, Amendment 1929, which establishes divorce courts for particular ethnic groups. The amendments make such courts accessible to all persons and extend the operation of the Act to the entire national territory. The short title of the principal Act shall be the Administration Amendment Act, 1929.

  6. South Africa - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Restoration and Extension of South African Citizenship Act, 1993 (No. 196 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 1994-01-01 | ZAF-1993-L-36537

    Extends South African citizenship to certain citizens of the Republics of Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei with effect from 1 January 1994. Removes the need to maintain previous practice to grant blanket exemptions to citizens from these States, in order for them to be allowed to take up employment in South Africa.

  7. South Africa - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992 [No. 51 of 1992]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-04-26 | ZAF-1992-L-93820

    The Act regulates the registration of births and deaths.

  8. South Africa - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    South African Citizenship Act (No. 44 of 1949) [as amended up to and including General Law Fourth Amendment Act, No. 132 of 1993]

    Adoption: 1949 | Date of entry into force: 1949-09-02 | ZAF-1949-L-39233

    An Act to make provision for South African citizenship and for matter incidental thereto.


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