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Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill to be Tabled Soon

May 4, 2021

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

The Draft Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill of 2021 is heading for parliament.

The justice and constitutional development department published the draft bill’s explanatory summary in Government Gazette 44505.

The draft bill aims to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to:

• further regulate the publication of information which reveals or may reveal the identity of an accused, a witness or person against whom an offence has allegedly been committed who is under the age of 18 years; and
• provide for matters connected therewith.

The draft bill will be tabled in parliament soon.

Other notices published include:

• Notice 236 – Office of the Chief Justice – amendment notice for the Western Cape Division of the High Court;
• Notice 234 – Promotion of Access to Information Act – uMhlathuze municipality description.