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Judicial Matters Amendment Act, No. 55 of 2002

Long title


To amend the Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944, so as to further regulate the rescission of judgments; to amend the Stock Theft Act, 1959, so as to repeal certain obsolete provisions; to amend the General Law Further Amendment Act, 1962, so as to make further provision for access to children under custodianship; to amend the South African Law Commission Act, 1973, so as to effect a change of name; to further regulate the appointment of members of the Commission; and to further regulate requirements in respect of the reports of the Commission; to amend the Companies Act, 1973, so as to further regulate the examination of directors and others during and after the winding-up of a company; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to bring certain provisions in line with the Mental Health Care Act, 2002; to amend the Attorneys Act, 1979, so as to authorise the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Board of Control to enter into contracts for the provision of professional indemnity insurance cover; and to further regulate payments to and refunds from the Fidelity Fund; to amend the Correctional Services Act, 1998, so as to effect a technical correction; to amend the Mental Health Care Act, 2002, so as to amend a definition; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Substitution of section 36 of Act 32 of 1944
2. Substitution of section 3 of Act 57 of 1959
3. Substitution of section 1 of Act 93 of 1962
4. Amendment of section 1 of Act 19 of 1973...
5. Substitution of section 2 of Act 19 of 1973
6. Amendment of section 3 of Act 19 of 1973...
7. Amendment of section 7 of Act 19 of 1973...
8. Substitution of section 10 of Act 19 of 1973
9. Substitution of long title of Act 19 of 1973
10. Amendment of section 415 of Act 61 of 1973
11. Amendment of section 417 of Act 61 of 1973...
12. Amendment of section 77 of Act 51 of 1977...
13. Amendment of section 78 of Act 51 of 1977...
14. Insertion of section 40B in Act 53 of 1979
15. Substitution of section 43 of Act 53 of 1979
16. Substitution of section 44 of Act 53 of 1979
17. Amendment of section 45 of Act 53 of 1979...
18. Amendment of section 81 of Act 111 of 1998...
19. Amendment of section 1 of Act 17 of 2002
20. Short title and commencement

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