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Draft Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill

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To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to further regulate powers in respect of the ascertainment of bodily features of persons; to provide for the compulsory taking of finger-prints of certain categories of persons; to provide for the taking of prints and samples for investigative purposes; to provide for the taking of specified bodily substances from certain categories of persons for the purposes of DNA analysis; to provide that prints and samples taken under the Act are retained; to further regulate proof of certain facts by affidavit or certificate; and to further regulate evidence of prints or bodily features of accused; to amend the South African Police Service Act, 1995, so as to regulate the storing and use of finger-prints, palm-prints, foot-prints and photographs of certain categories of persons; and to establish and regulate the administration and maintenance of a National DNA Database of South Africa; to amend the Firearms Control Act, 2000, so as to further regulate the powers in respect of bodyprints and bodily samples; to amend the Explosives Act, 2003, so as to further regulate the powers in respect of prints and samples for investigation purposes; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

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