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Criminal Procedure Second Amendment Act (No. 75 of 1995)

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To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to further regulate the detention of arrested persons;to make provision for accused persons to be entitled to be released on bail in certain circumstances to give a court a discretion to postpone bail proceedings in certain circumstances; to empower a court to, inrespect of certain serious offences, order the accused to satisfy the court that the interests of justice do not require his or her detention in custody; to empower the attorney-general to appeal against the decision of a court to release an accused on bail and the imposition of bail conditions; to set out the factors which should be taken into account in considering bail; to further regulate bail proceedings; to revoke the power of an attorney-general to prevent the granting of bail in certain cases; to render thenon-appearance of persons who are on bail in certain cases and the non-compliance of bail conditions punishable; to further regulate the cancellation of bail; to empower a superior court to consider thegranting of bail after the refusal of such an application in a magistrate's court where an accused is standing trial in the superior court; and to make the bail-related provisions in the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, as amended, applicable in the whole of the national territory; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

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