Four reports recommend improving SA laws

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The South African Law Reform Commission has submitted four reports to the Justice Department aimed at addressing the discrepancies between the law, and the ideal of justice.

The Commission, headed by Jody Kollapen says that the system through which disputes are resolved in South Africa must be more efficient and cost effective.

This was one of the findings of the Investigation into Legal Fees, Including Access to Justice and Other Interventions.

The recommendations contained in this report include addressing the functioning of the court system and how it manages caseloads.

Kollapen says that they have also assessed the implementation of mediation processes, and the high cost of legal representation or advice.

The commission also released reports on sexual offences against children, forced marriages, and harmonising the existing laws on credit and debt.

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