Laws of South Africa - Consolidated Legislation

Theme: Governance Date Added: 2018-12-07

What is it?

Laws of South Africa provides consolidated, in-force national legislation and regulations, as well as historical versions of these documents.

Key Points

  • Current and historical versions of all national legislation
  • Over 1500 current documents
  • Over 2500 historical documents
  • From Agriculture and Forestry to Wills and Succession

Why is it Important?

When amendments to Acts or regulations are published by parliament they usually only tell you what parts of the legislation changed. So it is often quite difficult to work out what the current or 'in-force' legislation actually is, without incorporating all the amendments yourself. Laws of South Africa incorporates all the amendments for you and publishes the latest version of the consolidated Act or regulation.

How can it be accessed and used?

There are two options for locating consolidated legislation on the Laws of South Africa website:

  1. Click on "Current Legislation" and browse the directory of legislation by category. On this page you will only see the current or latest version of legislation with all amendments incorporated.
  2. Click on the "Historical Versions and Search" and search for legislation. There is some advice for searching here. Through this search you can find historical versions of consolidated legislation.

Act 51 of 1977 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT_2017.08.02 - to date

Location: South Africa
Format: PDF
Year: 2017Last Checked:None
Online: Access URL
File Names:
  • Name of the Act
  • Applies as from: Date from which the consolidated legislation is applicable
  • As amended by: List of amendment Acts that have changed text of the original Act
  • legislation
  • law
  • parliament

Resource contact name:Laws of South Africa

Creation or start date:2018-12-07

Resource contact updated at:2018-12-14

Spatial coverage  South Africa

Where else has the resource been used?

Year Project Name::
2018 Enforcement and Effectiveness of Consumer Law in South Africa
2017 Case study - municipal solid waste management in Benoni, Ekurhuleni
2015 Must doctors disclose their fees before treatment?