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Criminal Procedure Amendment Act (No. 86 of 1996)


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To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to make further provision for the payment of admission of guilt fines; to make provision for an accused to be informed of his or her right to legal representation; to further regulate the transfer of a case to a court having jurisdiction; to further regulate the correction of a plea of guilty; to further regulate the committal of an accused for sentence by the regional court after
trial in the magistrate's court; to provide that evidence may be given by means of closed circuit television or similar electronic media; to further regulate crossexamination and re-examination of witnesses; to further regulate the admissibility of certain evidence given by means of affidavits; to make provision for the proof of undisputed evidence in respect of an accused who is legally represented; to further regulate the admissibility of confessions; to make provision for admissions by the State; and to empower the court to limit unreasonable delays; and to provide for matters connected therewith.



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