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Judicial Matters Amendment Act, No. 62 of 2000

Long title


To amend the Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944, so as to further regulate the appointment of judicial officers; to amend the General Law Amendment Act, 1955, so as to remove a reverse onus; to amend the Stock Theft Act, 1959, so as to provide anew for the jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts in respect of sentence; to amend the Supreme Court Act, 1959, consequentially; to amend the Administration of Estates Act, 1965, so as to substitute an obsolete expression; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to delete a definition; to further regulate the hearing of bail proceedings; to repeal an obsolete provision; to effect certain consequential amendments; and to further regulate the granting of bail; to amend the Attorneys Act, 1979, so as to insert a new definition and to substitute another; to provide for the recovery of costs by law clinics; and to make new provision regarding the constitution and quorum of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Board of Control; to amend the Rules Board for Courts of Law Act, 1985, so as to delete a certain definition; to further regulate the powers of the Rules Board for Courts of Law; and to effect certain technical changes; to amend the Game Theft Act, 1991, so as to make new provision regarding the jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts in respect of sentence; to amend the Magistrates Act, 1993, so as to make new provision for the composition of the Magistrates Commission; to amend the Magistrates’ Courts Amendment Act, 1993, so as to repeal an obsolete provision; to amend the Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act, 1996, so as to further regulate legal representation on behalf of a Special Investigating Unit; and to further regulate the powers and functions of a Special Tribunal; to amend the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1997, so as to further regulate the imposition of minimum sentences for certain serious offences; so as to further regulate the committal of an accused for the imposition of sentence by a High Court after conviction in a regional court; and to provide that the court of a regional division retains its jurisdiction to try offences referred to in Part I of Schedule 2 to that Act; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1.  Amendment of section 9 of Act 32 of 1944...
2.  Amendment of section 37 of Act 62 of 1955...
3.  Repeal of section 13 of Act 57 of 1959
4.  Substitution of section 14 of Act 57 of 1959...
5.  Amendment of section 12 of Act 59 of 1959...
6.  Amendment of section 72 of Act 66 of 1965...
7.  Amendment of section 1 of Act 51 of 1977...
8.  Amendment of section 50 of Act 51 of 1977...
9.  Amendment of section 60 of Act 51 of 1977...
10.  Repeal of section 148 of Act 51 of 1977
11.  Amendment of section 315 of Act 51 of 1977...
12.  Amendment of section 316 of Act 51 of 1977...
13.  Amendment of section 317 of Act 51 of 1977...
14.  Amendment of section 319 of Act 51 of 1977...
15.  Amendment of Schedule 2 to Act 51 of 1977...
16.  Amendment of Schedule 7 to Act 51 of 1977...
17.  Amendment of section 1 of Act 53 of 1979...
18.  Amendment of section 28 of Act 53 of 1979
19.  Substitution of section 33 of Act 53 of 1979
20. Insertion of section 79A in Act 53 of 1979
21.  Amendment of section 1 of Act 107 of 1985...
22.  Amendment of section 3 of Act 107 of 1985...
23.  Amendment of section 6 of Act 107 of 1985...
24.  Amendment of section 8 of Act 107 of 1985...
25.  Substitution of long title of Act 107 of 1985
26.  Substitution of certain words in Act 107 of 1985
27.  Amendment of section 5 of Act 105 of 1991
28.  Amendment of section 6 of Act 105 of 1991
29. Amendment of section 3 of Act 90 of 1993...
30. Repeal of section 6 of Act 120 of 1993...
31. Amendment of section 5 of Act 74 of 1996
32. Amendment of section 8 of Act 74 of 1996
33. Amendment of section 51 of Act 105 of 1997
34. Amendment of section 52 of Act 105 of 1997
35. Insertion of sections 52A and 52B in Act 105 of 1997
36. Substitution of section 53 of Act 105 of 1997
37. Amendment of Schedule 2 to Act 105 of 1997
38. Short title and commencement

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