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South Africa
NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Protection of Information Act, No. 84 of 1982

Long title


To provide for the protection from disclosure of certain information; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
2. Prohibition of certain acts in relation to prohibited places
3. Prohibition of obtaining and disclosure of certain information
4. Prohibition of disclosure of certain information
5. Prohibition of certain acts prejudicial to security or interests of Republic
6. Obstructing persons on guard at prohibited places
7. Harbouring or concealing certain persons and failing to report information relating to agents
8. Communication with agent proof of certain facts
9. Proof that certain information may directly or indirectly be of use to foreign State or hostile organization
10. Proof of purpose prejudicial to security or interests of Republic
11. Extra-territorial application of Act, and jurisdiction
12. Authority of attorney-general required for institution of criminal proceedings
13. Criminal proceedings may take place behind closed doors
14. Prohibited places and hostile organizations
15. Repeal of laws
16. Short title
Sch. SCHEDULE. LAWS REPEALED [s15]
 
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As unamended Act 1982_084_000_00000000 EXT.LINK N/A N/A
As amended by Act 1994_038_000_19941202 N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 1996_018_000_19960419 N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 2002_065_000_20030213 N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 2002_068_000_20030206 N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 2003_052_000_20040130 N/A REQ.INFO LINK
As amended by Act 2013_011_000_20130723 N/A REQ.INFO LINK
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