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Witness Protection Act, No. 112 of 1998

Long title


To provide for the establishment of an Office for the protection of witnesses; to regulate the powers, functions and duties of the Director: Office for Witness Protection; to provide for temporary protection pending placement under protection; to provide for the placement of witnesses and related persons under protection; to provide for services related to the protection of witnesses and related persons; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to make provision for witness services at courts; and to provide for incidental matters.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1.  Definitions
2.  Establishment of Office for Witness Protection
3.  Director and members of Office
4.  Powers, functions and duties of Director
5.  Witness protection officers
6.  Security officers
7.  Application for protection
8.  Temporary protection
9.  Reports by witness protection officer
10.  Consideration of application for protection
11.  Protection agreement
12.  Protection of minor
13.  Discharge from protection
14.  Review by Minister
15.  Civil proceedings in which protected person is a party or witness
16.  Access to minor under protection
17.  Confidentiality and disclosure of information
18.  Publication of information concerning protected person
19.  Protected person not obliged to disclose certain information
20. Donations, bequests and contributions for witness protection
21.  Agreements with international bodies, institutions, organisations or foreign countries
22.  Offences and penalties
23.  Regulations
24.  Repeal of section 185A of Act 51 of 1977, as inserted by section 4 of Act 135 of 1991
25.  Insertion of section 191A into Act 51 of 1977
26.  Short title and commencement  
Sch.  SCHEDULE. OFFENCES IN RESPECT OF WHICH A WITNESS OR RELATED PERSON MAY BE PLACED UNDER PROTECTION [s137]

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