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Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Act, No. 12 of 2021

Long title


To amend-

- the Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944, so as to provide for the appointment of intermediaries and the giving of evidence through intermediaries in proceedings other than criminal proceedings; the oath and competency of intermediaries; and the giving of evidence through audiovisual link in proceedings other than criminal proceedings;

- the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to further regulate the granting and cancellation of bail; the giving of evidence by means of closed circuit television or similar electronic media; the giving of evidence by a witness with physical, psychological or mental disability; the appointment, oath and competency of intermediaries; and the right of a complainant in a domestic related offence to participate in parole proceedings;

- the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1997, so as to further regulate sentences in respect of offences that have been committed against vulnerable persons; and

- the Superior Courts Act, 2013, so as to provide for the appointment of intermediaries and the giving of evidence through intermediaries in proceedings other than criminal proceedings; the oath and competency of intermediaries; and the giving of evidence through audiovisual link in proceedings other than criminal proceedings
Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Insertion of sections 51A, 51B and 51C in Act 32 of 1944
2. Amendment of section 59 of Act 51 of 1977...
3. Amendment of section 59A of Act 51 of 1977.. 
4. Amendment of section 60 of Act 51 of 1977...
5. Substitution of section 68 of Act 51 of 1977...
6. Amendment of section 158 of Act 51 of 1977...
7. Amendment of section 161 of Act 51 of 1977...
8. Amendment of section 170A of Act 51 of 1977...
9. Amendment of section 299A of Act 51 of 1977...
10. Amendment of section 316B of Act 51 of 1977...
11. Amendment of Schedule 1 to Act 51 of 1977...
12. Amendment of Part II of Schedule 2 to Act 51 of 1977...
13. Amendment of Schedule 7 to Act 51 of 1977...
14. Amendment of Schedule 8 of Act 51 of 1977...
15. Amendment of Part I of Schedule 2 to Act 105 of 1997... **
16. Amendment of Part II of Schedule 2 to Act 105 of 1997...**
17. Amendment of Part III of Schedule 2 to Act 105 of 1997...**
18. Insertion of sections 37A, 37B and 37C in Act 10 of 2013
19. Short title and commencement
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