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South African Bills

A Bill is a draft version of a law. Most Bills are drawn up by a government department under direction of the relevant minister or deputy minister. A Bill must be approved by Cabinet before being submitted to Parliament.

Parliament is the national legislature (law-making body) of South Africa. As such, one of its major functions is to pass new laws, to amend existing laws, and to repeal or abolish (cancel) old laws. This function is guided by the Constitution of South Africa, which governs and applies to all law and conduct within South Africa.

Before a Bill can become a law, it must be considered by both Houses of Parliament (NA and NCOP). It is published in the Government Gazette for public comment and then referred to the relevant committee. It is debated in the relevant committees of Parliament and amended if necessary. If the Bill passes through both the NA and the NCOP, it is refereed to the President for signing into law. Once it is signed by the President, it becomes an Act of Parliament and a law of the land.

Below you will find Bills that is related to the South African commercial forensic industry for public comment.