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Judicial Matters Amendment Act, No. 42 of 2001

Long title


To amend the Administration Amendment Act, 1929, so as to further regulate the jurisdiction of the Divorce Courts; to amend the Insolvency Act, 1936, so as to further regulate the jurisdiction of the High Court; to amend the Extradition Act, 1962, so as to provide that the law of speciality applies in cases of surrender in terms of a designation; to amend the South African Law Commission Act, 1973, so as to bring the appointment of a member of the judiciary as chairperson of the South African Law Commission into line with the court structure as provided for in the Constitution; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to provide for the release or amendment of bail conditions of an accused on account of prison conditions; to further regulate the referral of an accused in order to inquire into his or her capacity to understand criminal proceedings or regarding the criminal responsibility of an accused concerning the offence with which he or she is charged; to amend the Rules Board for Courts of Law Act, 1985, so as to bring the designation of a member of the judiciary as chairperson or vice-chairperson of the Rules Board for Courts of Law into line with the court structure as provided for in the Constitution; to amend the Sheriffs Act, 1986, so as to further regulate the constitution of the Board for Sheriffs; to amend the General Law Third Amendment Act, 1993, so as to repeal an obsolete provision; to amend the General Law Fourth Amendment Act, 1993, so as to repeal obsolete provisions; to amend the General Law Sixth Amendment Act, 1993, so as to repeal an obsolete provision; to amend the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Act, 1996, so as to effect a textual correction; to amend the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1997, in order to regulate the period of operation of sections 52A and 52B; to amend the National Prosecuting Authority Act, 1998, in order to regulate certain executive functions of the Minister; to amend the Maintenance Act, 1998, so as to provide that any maintenance or related order may be enforced by a maintenance court other than the court where such order was made; to amend the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998, so as to substitute a definition; to amend the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000, so as to effect certain textual corrections; to amend the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000, so as to effect a textual correction; to amend the Cross-Border Insolvency Act, 2000, so as to repeal a provision; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1.  Amendment of section 10 of Act 9 of 1929...
2.  Amendment of section 149 of Act 24 of 1936...
3.  Amendment of section 19 of Act 67 of 1962...
4.  Amendment of section 3 of Act 19 of 1973...
5.  Amendment of section 9 of Act 19 of 1973...
6.  Insertion of section 63A in Act 51 of 1977
7.  Substitution of section 64 of Act 51 of 1977...
8.  Amendment of section 79 of Act 51 of 1977...
9.  Amendment of section 3 of Act 107 of 1985...
10.  Amendment of section 8 of Act 107 of 1985...
11.  Amendment of section 9 of Act 90 of 1986...
12.  Repeal of section 70 of Act 129 of 1993
13.  Repeal of sections 25 and 36 of Act 132 of 1993
14.  Repeal of section 24 of Act 204 of 1993
15.  Amendment of the Schedule to Act 72 of 1996
16.  Amendment of section 53 of Act 105 of 1997...
17.  Amendment of section 40 of Act 32 of 1998...
18.  Amendment of section 26 of Act 99 of 1998
19.  Amendment of section 1 of Act 120 of 1998
20. Amendment of index to Act 2 of 2000
21.  Amendment of section 1 of Act 2 of 2000
22.  Amendment of section 2 of Act 2 of 2000
23.  Substitution of heading of section 7 of Act 2 of 2000
24.  Amendment of section 10 of Act 2 of 2000
25.  Substitution of section 12 of Act 2 of 2000
26.  Amendment of section 13 of Act 2 of 2000
27.  Amendment of section 14 of Act 2 of 2000
28.  Amendment of section 25 of Act 2 of 2000
29. Amendment of section 28 of Act 2 of 2000
30. Amendment of section 32 of Act 2 of 2000
31. Amendment of section 34 of Act 2 of 2000
32. Amendment of section 36 of Act 2 of 2000
33. Amendment of section 39 of Act 2 of 2000
34. Amendment of section 41 of Act 2 of 2000
35. Amendment of section 42 of Act 2 of 2000
36. Amendment of section 44 of Act 2 of 2000
37. Amendment of section 49 of Act 2 of 2000
38. Amendment of section 52 of Act 2 of 2000
39. Amendment of section 56 of Act 2 of 2000
40. Amendment of section 59 of Act 2 of 2000
41. Amendment of section 61 of Act 2 of 2000
42. Amendment of section 64 of Act 2 of 2000
43. Amendment of section 68 of Act 2 of 2000
44. Amendment of section 73 of Act 2 of 2000
45. Amendment of section 83 of Act 2 of 2000
46. Amendment of section 3 of Act 3 of 2000
47. Repeal of section 33 of Act 42 of 2000
48. Short title and commencement

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