National Acts: 1998
(File type: pdf; size: 84.91 KB)No. 56 of 1998
This Act amends the Child Care Act to simplify the procedure for obtaining legal representation for a child in the children's court, to provide for the rights of certain unmarried fathers where the adoption of their children has been proposed, and to consolidate the law on adoption under the Child Care Act. It also amends the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992 to allow an unmarried father the opportunity to record his acknowledgement of paternity and his particulars in his child's birth registration.
No. 100 of 1998
This Act amends the Aged Persons Act of 1967. It addresses certain issues relating to homes for the aged including the establishment of management committees for those homes, the accessibility of those homes and enquiries into these homes by designated bodies. The Act also requires instances of abuse of aged persons to be reported and provides for the keeping of an abuse register. It also generally regulates the prevention of the abuse of aged persons.
(File type: pdf; size: 852.78 KB)No. 119 of 1998
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No. 55 of 1998
This Act contains provisions that promote employment equity, including provisions prohibiting unfair discrimination, regulating affirmative action and establishing a Commission for Employment Equity.
(File type: pdf; size: 70.3 KB)No. 76 of 1998
This Act regulates the professional, moral and ethical responsibilities and competencies of teachers. The historically divided teaching corps is now governed by one Act of Parliament and one professional council, SACE.
(File type: pdf; size: 1.38 MB)No. 98 of 1998
This Act provides the basis for developing a nationally co-ordinated system, comprising the senior secondary component of schooling and technical colleges. It requires that FET institutions, created in terms of the new legislation, develop institutional plans, and provides for programme-based funding and a national curriculum for learning and teaching.
No. 117 of 1998
This law sets out the types of municipalities in South Africa and provides for their powers and functions.
(File type: pdf; size: 333.94 KB)No. 99 of 1998
This act sets out the laws regarding maintenance courts and court officers, maintenance orders and offences relating to maintenance orders.
(File type: pdf; size: 1.16 MB)No. 105 of 1998
This Act sets out to establish a trust for the promotion and facilitation of ownership of income-generating assets by historically disadvantaged persons and stipulates all the rules by which such a Trust would operate under.
No. 23 of 1998
This Act provides for the promotion of research and the extension and transfer of knowledge in the fields of science and technology and indigenous technology. It also establishes the National Research Foundation.
No. 19 of 1998
This Act sets out how land can be orderly occupied. It explains when unlawful occupiers can be evicted and how to prohibit unlawful eviction. This Act repeals the Prevention of Illegal Squatting Act of 1951.
No. 120 of 1998
This Act provides for the recognition of customary marriages, specifies the requirements for a valid customary marriage and regulates the registration of customary marriages. It sets out some of the consequences of such a marriage including the proprietary consequences and that spouses in a customary marriage have equal status and capacity. It also regulates the dissolution of customary marriages.
No. 130 of 1998
This Act sets out how and when people can apply for asylum in South Africa. It defines who a refugee is and when refugee protection will be granted.
(File type: pdf; size: 366.9 KB)No. 97 of 1998
The Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998 as amended by the Skills Development Levies Act, 9 of 1999 and the Skills Developlment Amendement Act, 31 of 2003, provides a framework for strategies to develop and improve the skills of the South African workforce and to integrate those strategies into the National Qualifications Framework. It includes provisions for the financing of skills development by means of a skills levy and a National Skills Fund.
No. 102 of 1998
This Act amends the Social Work Act of 1978. The amendments provide for the establishment, constitution and objects of the South African Council for Social Service Professions and professional boards for social service professions and abolish the South African Interim Council for Social Work.
(File type: pdf; size: 352.69 KB)No. 118 of 1998
This Act establishes a permanent advisory body known as the South African Geographical Names Council to advise the Minister responsible for arts and culture on thetransformation and standardisation of geographical names in South Africa for official purposes.
No. No.1392 of 1998
No. 116 of 1998
This Act provides for the issuing of protection orders to prevent recurring domestic violence.
(File type: pdf; size: 2.19 MB)No. 112 of 1998
This law provides for witness protection.