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Judicial Matters Amendment Act, No. 42 of 2013

Long title


To amend the Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944, so as to bring the Afrikaans text relating to causes of action over which magistrates’ courts have jurisdiction in line with that of the English text; to further regulate the jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts in line with a decision of the Constitutional Court; the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to effect certain textual corrections; and to further regulate the provisions relating to the expungement of certain criminal records; the Attorneys Act, 1979, so as to further regulate the constitution and the powers of the board of control of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund; the Small Claims Courts Act, 1984, so as to further regulate the appointment of commissioners; the Judicial Service Commission Act, 1994, so as to allow the Chairperson of the Judicial Conduct Committee to delegate certain powers or functions to an acting Chairperson; to further regulate the election of an acting Chairperson of the Judicial Conduct Committee; to provide for the referral of a complaint to the Deputy Chief Justice; to provide that the Minister may make regulations regarding witness fees; and to effect certain textual corrections; the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1997, so as to exclude persons under the age of 18 years from the operation of that Act; the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000, so as to extend the time periods within which to bring court applications; the Children’s Act, 2005, so as to allow for information in the National Child Protection Register to be made available in the case of applications for the expungement of certain criminal records; the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007, so as to effect certain textual corrections; to allow for information in the National Register for Sex Offenders to be made available in the case of applications for the expungement of certain criminal records; and to further regulate the issuing of directives by the National Director of Public Prosecutions; the Child Justice Act, 2008, so as to further regulate the reporting of any injury sustained or severe psychological trauma suffered by a child while in police custody; to further regulate the holding of preliminary inquiries; to effect certain textual corrections; to further regulate the automatic review of children in certain cases; and to further regulate the expungement of records of certain convictions of children; and the Reform of Customary Law of Succession and Regulation of Related Matters Act, 2009, so as to effect certain textual corrections; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 29 of Act 32 of 1944...
2. Amendment of section 30 of Act 32 of 1944...
3. Substitution of section 30bisof Act 32 of 1944...
4. Amendment of section 38 of Act 51 of 1977...
5. Amendment of section 73 of Act 51 of 1977...
6. Amendment of section 271B of Act 51 of 1977...
7. Amendment of section 271C of Act 51 of 1977...
8. Insertion of sections 271DA and 271DB in Act 51 of 1977
9. Amendment of section 276A of Act 51 of 1977...
10. Amendment of section 309 of Act 51 of 1977...
11. Amendment of section 309B of Act 51 of 1977...
12. Amendment of section 309D of Act 51 of 1977...
13. Amendment of section 28 of Act 53 of 1979...
14. Substitution of section 29 of Act 53 of 1979
15. Insertion of section 46A in Act 53 of 1979
16. Amendment of section 48 of Act 53 of 1979
17. Substitution of certain words in Act 53 of 1979
18. Amendment of section 9 of Act 61 of 1984...
19. Amendment of section 8 of Act 9 of 1994...
20. Amendment of section 9 of Act 9 of 1994...
21. Amendment of section 14 of Act 9 of 1994...
22. Amendment of section 18 of Act 9 of 1994...
23. Amendment of section 19 of Act 9 of 1994...
24. Amendment of section 34 of Act 9 of 1994...
25. Amendment of section 35 of Act 9 of 1994...
26. Amendment of section 51 of Act 105 of 1997...
27. Amendment of section 77 of Act 2 of 2000
28. Amendment of section 78 of Act 2 of 2000
29. Amendment of section 82 of Act 2 of 2000
30. Insertion of section 128A in Act 38 of 2005
31. Amendment of Table of Contents of Act 38 of 2005
32. Insertion of section 44A in Act 32 of 2007
33. Amendment of section 66 of Act 32 of 2007
34. Amendment of Index to Act 32 of 2007
35. Amendment of section 28 of Act 75 of 2008
36. Amendment of section 43 of Act 75 of 2008
37. Amendment of section 65 of Act 75 of 2008
38. Substitution of section 75 of Act 75 of 2008
39. Amendment of section 85 of Act 75 of 2008
40. Amendment of section 87 of Act 75 of 2008
41. Substitution of section 100 of Act 75 of 2008
42. Amendment of section 3 of Act 11 of 2009
43. Short title and commencement
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