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Judicial Matters Amendment Act, No. 66 of 2008

Long title


To amend the General Law Amendment Act, 1935, so as to further regulate the concealment of birth of a newly born child; to amend the Administration of Estates Act, 1965, so as to regulate the calculation of interest payable in respect of certain moneys paid into the Guardian's Fun and substitute obsolete terminology; to amend the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965, so as to effect a technical correction in the Afrikaans text; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to substitute obsolete references; to further regulate the payment of admission of guilt fines; to further regulate the release of an accused person on bail; to further regulate the appointment of psychiatrists in cases involving the mental capacity of an accused person; to provide for the prosecution of persons who commit offences while doing diplomatic duty outside the Republic; to further regulate the imposition of periodical imprisonment; to further regulate appeals in criminal proceedings from a magistrate's court to a High Court and from a High Court to the Supreme Court of Appeal; to amend the Attorneys Act, 1979, so as to extend the category of persons entitled to engage candidate attorneys; and to increase the fines that may be imposed on attorneys and candidate attorneys for improper conduct; to amend the Admiralty Jurisdiction Act, 1983, so as to further regulate the form of proceedings relating to maritime claims; to amend the Matrimonial Property Act, 1984 so as to remove a discriminatory provision; to amend the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1997, so as to insert certain serious offences in Part I of Schedule 2; to amend the Debt Collectors Act, 1998, so as to further regulate the appointment of members of the Council for Debt Collectors; to further regulate the number of the members of the executive committee of the Council for Debt Collectors; to further regulate the trust accounts of debt collectors; and to regulate the recusal of members of committees appointed to deal with disciplinary matters; to amend the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000, so as to extend the period within which rules of procedure must be made; and to further regulate the liability of persons exercising powers or performing duties in terms of the Act; to amend the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000, so as to extend the period within which to make rules of procedure for judicial review; to extend the period within which the code of good administrative conduct must be made; and to effect a technical correction in the IsiXhosa text; to amend the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000, so as to further regulate the remuneration and allowances payable to members of the Equality Review Committee; to amend the Judges' Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act, 2001, so as to further regulate the service of judges after discharge from active service; to amend the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004, so as to further regulate penalties; to amend the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007, so as to extend the period within which the National Register for Sex Offenders must be established; to extend the period within which the National Commissioner of Correctional Services, the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service and the Director-General: Health must forward particulars in their possession to the Registrar of the National Register for Sex Offenders; to extend the period within which the Minster of Justice and Constitutional Development must adopt and table the policy framework relating to sexual offences, in Parliament; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Substitution of section 113 of Act 46 of 1935
2. Amendment of section 88 of Act 66 of 1965
3. Amendment of section 1 of Act 101 of 1965...
4. Amendment of section 51 of Act 51 of 1977
5. Amendment of section 55 of Act 51 of 1977...
6. Amendment of section 56 of Act 51 of 1977...
7. Substitution of section 57 of Act 51 of 1977...
8. Amendment of section 57A of Act 51 of 1977...
9. Amendment of section 60 of Act 51 of 1977...
10. Amendment of section 79 of Act 51 of 1977...
11. Insertion of section 110A of Act 51 of 1977
12. Amendment of section 285 of Act 51 of 1977...
13. Amendment of section 309 of Act 51 of 1977...
14. Amendment of section 309C of Act 51 of 1977...
15. Amendment of section 315 of Act 51 of 1977...
16. Amendment of section 316 of Act 51 of 1977...
17. Amendment of section 341 of Act 51 of 1977...
18. Amendment of section 3 of Act 53 of 1979...
19. Amendment of section 72 of Act 53 of 1979...
20. Amendment of section 3 of Act 105 of 1983...
21. Substitution of section 18 of Act 88 of 1984
22. Substitution of section Part I of Schedule 2 of Act 105 of 1997...
23. Amendment of section 3 of Act 114 of 1998...
24. Amendment of section 5 of Act 114 of 1998...
25. Amendment of section 20 of Act 114 of 1998...
26. Amendment of section 23 of Act 114 of 1998...
27. Amendment of section 79 of Act 2 of 2000...
28. Amendment of section 89 of Act 2 of 2000...
29. Amendment of section 7 of Act 3 of 2000...
30. Amendment of section 10 of Act 3 of 2000...
31. Insertion of section 10A of Act 3 of 2000
32. Amendment of section 11 of Act 3 of 2000
33. Amendment of section 33 of Act 4 of 2000
34. Amendment of section 7 of Act 47 of 2001
35. Amendment of section 26 of Act 12 of 2004
36. Amendment of section 42 of Act 32 of 2007
37. Amendment of section 50 of Act 32 of 2007
38. Amendment of section 62 of Act 32 of 2007
39. Transitional provisions
40. Short title and commencement

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