Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre

Submissions to Parliament

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Amendments to the Sexual Offences Act

Submission to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development on amendments to the Act, after sections of the act were declared invalid, May 2012

Protection from Harassment Regulations

Submission to the Department of Justice on Protection Orders, February 2012

Traditional Courts Bill

Submission to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament Standing committee on Local Government: Comments on the Traditional Courts Bill2012

Appointment of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

Joint submission to Judicial Services Commission opposing his appointmentby TLAC and Women's Legal Centre 2011

Muslim Marriages

Submission to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on the Muslim Marriages Bill. TLAC 2011

Domestic Violence



Submission to the Portfolio Committee on Housing on the Social Housing Amendment Bill 2007 view the Social Housing Bill and the final Social Housing Act


Submission to the Firearms Control Registry: SAPS regarding the Firearms Control Amendment Regulations(Government Gazette 30401, Notice 1325, 26 October 2007)

Domestic Partnerships

Submissionto the Department of Home Affairs on the Draft Domestic Partnerships Bill, 2008 by the Alliance for the Legal Recognition of Domestic Partnerships, February 2008.

Sexual Offences & Rape

Submission to the Department of Justice on the draft Regulations of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Amendment Act, 2008 by the National Working Group on Sexual Offences Submission to the SA Human Rights Commission on health care for victims of sexual violence, 2007, by the National Working Group on Sexual Offences Submission to  the Commision for Gender Equality on the Sexual Offences Bill 2006 Draft versions and bills are available below. The finalised Acts, Regulations and Instructions, are  here


Joint submissionon the Amendment of the Regulations relating to Maintenance, February 2009 View:

Sex Work

Memorandum to Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane regarding unlawful arrest of sex-workers, May 2010 by Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre, Women’s Legal Centre and Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce Submission to the South African law reform commission on discussion paper 1/2009 sexual offences: adult prostitution. Read SALC issue paper: Adult Prostitution (2002)  

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