The South African Treaty Section of the Office of the Chief State Law Adviser (IL) is the central record-keeping authority and custodian of all international agreements that South Africa is a party to.
The Treaty Section:
- facilitates access to the South African Treaty Register, an interactive database enabling users to retrieve data on South African agreements
- provides an information service
- process, bind and seal all agreements
- is custodian of all original agreements South Africa is a party to.
The State Law Advisers of the Office of the Chief State Law Adviser (IL) provide legal advice on South African treaty practice, procedural matters relating to the conclusion of agreements, including instruments of ratification/accession, full powers and president’s minutes and certify agreements.