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Publications Amendment Act, No. 60 of 1986

Long title


To amend the Publications Act, 1974, so as to regulate anew the conditions of office, remuneration and allowances of members of the directorate, committees and appeal board; to repeal the sections which provide for the submission of films to the Coloured Advisory Committee and the Indian Advisory Committee, which have ceased to exist; to prohibit the distribution of publications or objects the possession of which has been prohibited; to prohibit the possession of such publications or objects with the object of distributing them; to provide that a certain presumption will arise in any case where a person has in his possession at any particular time more than one copy of a certain publication or object; to further regulate the imposition of conditions in respect of the distribution of publications or objects which are in terms of decisions of committees not undesirable; to extend the periods within which appeals may be noted against decisions of committees; to provide that a single list of certain publications or objects shall be compiled and kept up to date; to make further provision for the examination of films submitted for approval for exhibition in public, and for the conditions subject to which such approval may be granted; to provide that the rejection of a film submitted for approval for exhibition in public shall be made known by notice in the Gazette; to further regulate the registration of a maker, distributor or exhibitor of films; to authorize a committee to prohibit the possession of films which, when they were submitted for approval for exhibition in public, were rejected; to create certain offences relating to the possession and publishing of films which have been rejected by committees; to provide that a certain presumption will arise in any case where a person has at any particular time in his possession more than one copy of a certain film; to provide that the director shall compile and keep up to date a list of all films which have been rejected; to extend the quorum of the appeal board; to provide that the chairman of the appeal board shall once every three years compile a list of the names of persons from whom certain committees of experts shall be constituted; to adjust the amounts of certain fines which may be imposed for contraventions in terms of the Act; to render certain acts punishable; and to insert or amend certain definitions; and to provide for incidental matters.


Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 2 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 1 of Act 79 of1977.
2. Amendment of section 4 of Act 42 of 1974.
3. Repeal of sections 6 and 7 of Act 42 of 1974.
4. Amendment of section 8 of Act 42of 974. as amended by section 60 of Act 79 of 1977 and section 1 of Act 109 of 1978.
5. Amendment of section 9 of Act 42 of 1974
6. Amendment of section 10 of Act 42 of 1974
7. Amendment of section 11 of Act 42 of 1974
8. Amendment of section 12 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 7 of Act 79 of 1977
9. Amendment of section 13 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 2 of Act 109 of 1978
10. Amendment of section 14 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 8 of Act 79 of 1977 and section 3 of Act 109 of 1978
11. Amendment of section 15 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 9 of Act 79 of 1977 and section 4 of Act 109 of 1978
12. Amendment of section 16 of Act 42 of 1974
13. Amendment of section 21 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 11 of Act 79 of 1977
14. Insertion of section 21A in Act 42 of 1974
15. Amendment of section 23 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 12 of Act 79 of 1977
16. Amendment of section 24 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 13 of Act 79 of 1977
17. Amendment of section 27 of Act 42 of 1974
18. Substitution of section 29 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 15 of Act 79 of 1977
19. Insertion of section 29A in Act 42 of 1974
20. Amendment of section 31 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 5 of Act 109 of 1978
21. Amendment of section 32 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 16 of Act 79 of 1977
22. Amendment of section 35 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 18 of Act 79 of 1977 and section 6 of Act 109 of 1978
23. Amendment of section 35A of Act 42 of 1974, as inserted by section 7 of Act 1009 of 1978
24. Amendment of section 35B of Act 42 of 1974, as inserted by section 7 of Act 109 of 1978
25. Substitution of section 43 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 21 of Act 79 of 1977
26. Amendment of section 44 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 22 of Act 79 of 1977
27. Insertion of section 44 in Act 42 of 1974.
28. Amendment of section 47 of Act 42 of 1974, as amended by section 2 of Act 44 of 1979, section 18 of Act 70 of 1979 and section 3 of Act 98 of 1982
29. Short title and commencement
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