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Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, No. 86 of 1996

Long title

To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to make further provision for the payment of admission of guilt fines; to make provision for an accused to be informed of his or her right to legal representation; to further regulate the transfer of a case to a court having jurisdiction; to further regulate the correction of a plea of guilty; to further regulate the committal of an accused for sentence by the regional court after trial in the magistrate's court; to provide that evidence may be given by means of closed circuit television or similar electronic media; to further regulate cross-examination and re-examination of witnesses; to further regulate the admissibility of certain evidence given by means of affidavits; to make provision for the proof of undisputed evidence in respect of an accused who is legally represented; to further regulate the admissibility of confessions; to make provision for admissions by the State; and to empower the court to limit unreasonable delays; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Insertion of section 57A in Act 51 of 1977
2. Amendment of section 73 of Act 51 of 1977
3. Amendment of section 75 of Act 51 of 1977...
4. Amendment of section 106 of Act 51 of 1977
5. Amendment of section 113 of Act 51 of 1977...
6. Amendment of section 116 of Act 51 of 1977...
7. Substitution of section 158 of Act 51 of 1977
8. Amendment of section 166 of Act 51 of 1977
9. Amendment of section 212 of Act 51 of 1977...
10. Insertion of section 212B in Act 51 of 1977
11. Amendment of section 217 of Act 51 of 1977...
12. Substitution of section 220 of Act 51 of 1977
13. Insertion of section 342A in Act 51 of 1977
14. Short title and commencement

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