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Judicial Matters Amendment Act (No. 104 of 1996)

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To amend the Currency and Exchanges Act, 1933, so as to effect a technical correction; to amend the Insolvency Act, 1936, so as to further define a certain expression; to amend the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944, so as to further regulate the appointment of judicial officers; to abolish the Regional Divisions Appointments Advisory Board; and to delete an obsolete provision; to amend the Pension Funds Act, 1956, so as to effect a technical correction; to amend the Supreme Court Act, 1959, so as to regulate certain appeals anew; to amend the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Oaths Act, 1963, so as to extend the offices, the holders of which are ex officio justices of the peace; to amend the Maintenance Act, 1963, so as to further regulate the service of maintenance orders; to amend the Administration of Estates Act, 1965, so as to further regulate the acceptance of a will; to amend the Attorneys Act, 1979, so as to provide for the cession of a contract of service; and to make further provision for rules of court; to amend the Judges' Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act, 1989, so as to further regulate the power of the Minister of Justice to make a certain regulation; to amend the Investigation of Serious Economic Offences Act, 1991, so as to make provision for preparatory examination procedures; and to regulate prosecution in criminal proceedings by the Director and officials of the Office for Serious Economic Offences; to amend the Attorney-General Act, 1992, so as to further regulate the delegation powers of an attorney-general; to amend the Criminal Law Second Amendment Act, 1992, so as to substitute certain references; to amend the Magistrates Act, 1993, so as to substitute an obsolete expression; to amend the Magistrates' Courts Amendment Act, 1993, so as to delete an obsolete provision; to amend the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995, so as to amend a definition; to further regulate the quorum for meetings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; to further regulate the granting of amnesty; and to further regulate the powers of the Commission with regard to investigations and hearings; to amend the Justice Laws Rationalisation Act, 1996, so as to provide for further transitional provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

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