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Judicial Matters Amendment Bill (B95-1997)

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To amend the Insolvency Act, 1936, so as to further regulate the obtaining of legal assistance by the trustee of an insolvent estate; and to make other provision in connection with the salaries or wages of former employees of an insolvent; to amend the Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944, so as to further regulate the appointment of magistrates of regional divisions; and to increase the penal jurisdiction of lower courts; to amend the Prevention of Counterfeiting of Currency Act, 1965, so as to make the possession of counterfeit coins or forged or altered bank notes punishable in law; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to make other provision in connection with the use of force in effecting arrests; to further regulate the proof of certain facts by means of affidavits or certificates; and to provide that an accused may in certain circumstances be sentenced by a judge other than the judge who convicted him or her; to amend the Criminal Law Second Amendment Act, 1992, so as to prohibit certain acts connected with military, paramilitary or similar operations and weapons, ammunition, explosives or other explosive devices; to amend the Interception and Monitoring Prohibition Act, 1992, so as to make further provision in connection with the issue and execution of directions; to amend the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995, so as to effect a textual adjustment; to amend the Justice Laws Rationalisation Act, 1996, so as to effect certain textual improvements; and to amend the Proceeds of Crime Act, 1996, so as to effect a textual improvement; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

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