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Judical Matters Amendment Act (No. 42 of 2001)

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To amend  the  Administration  Amendment  Act, 1929, so as  to  further  regulate  the jurisdiction of the Divorce Courts;  to  amend  the  I~lsolvency Act, 1936, so as  to further  regulate  the  jurisdiction of the  High  Court;  to  amend  the  Extradition  Act, 1962, so as  to  provide  that  the law of speciality  applies  in  cases of surrender  in terms of a  designation;  to  amend  the  South  African L,aw Commission  Act, 1973, so as  to  bring  the  appointment of a  member of the  judiciary  as  chairperson of the South  African  Law Commission into  line  with  the  court  structure  as  provided  for in  the  Constitution;  to  amend  the  Criminal  Procedure Act, 1977, so as  to  provide for  the  release  or  amendment of bail  conditions of an  accused  on  account of prison conditions;  to  further  regulate  the  referral of an accused  in  order  to  inquire  into  his or  her  capacity  to  understand  criminal  proceeding,s  or  regarding  the  criminal responsibility of an  accused  concerning  the offence  with  which  he or  she is charged; to  amend  the  Rules  Board  for  Courts of Law  Act, 1985, so as  to  bring  the designation of a  member of the  judiciary as chairpers'on  or  vice-chairperson of the Rules  Board  for  Courts of Law  into  line  with  the  court  structure  as  provided  for  in the  Constitution; to amend  the  Sheriffs  Act, 1986, so as  to  further  regulate  the constitution of the  Board  for  Sheriffs;  to amenld the  General  Law  Third Amendment Act, 1993, so as  to  repeal  an  obsolete  provision;  to  amend  the  General Law  Fourth  Amendment Act, 1993, so as  to  repeal  obsolete  provisions;  to  amend the  General  Law  Sixth  Amendment Act, 1993, so as  to  repeal an obsolete  provision; to  amend  the  Hague  Convention on the  Civil  Aspects of International  Child Abduction Act, 1996, so as to effect a  textual  correction;  to  amend  the  Criminal Law  Amendment Act, 1997, in  order  to  regulate  the  period of operation of sections 52A and 52B; to  amend  the  National  Prosecuting  Authority  Act, 1998, in  order  to regulate  certain executive functions of the  Minister;  to  amend  the  Maintenance Act, 1998, so as  to  provide  that  any  maintenance  or  related  order  may  be  enforced by a  maintenance  court  other  than  the  court  where  such  order was made;  to  amend the  Recognition of Customary  Marriages  Act, 1998, so as  to  substitute  a  definition; to  amend  the  Promotion of Access to  Information  Act, 2000, so as  to effect certain textual  corrections;  to  amend  the  Promotion of Administrative  Justice  Act, 2000, so as  to effect a  textual  correction;  to  amend  the  Cross-Border  Insolvency  Act, 2000, so as  to  repeal  a  provision;  and  to  provide  for  matters  connected  therewith.

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