General Law Sixth Amendment Act (No. 204 of 1993)

1st January 1993

To amend the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944, so as to further regulate property exempt from execution; to amend the Aviation Act, 1962, so as to make provision for a prohibition of the conveyance of certain drugs and animal products in aircraft; to amend the Maintenance Act, 1963, so as to further regulate witness expenses payable to certain persons; to amend the Gambling Act, 1965, so as to define the expression "opportunity to play a further game"; to amend the Mental Health Act, 1973, so as to redefine "Minister"; to further regulate the discharge of State patients and the termination of their detention; and to amend or repeal certain outdated provisions; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to further regulate the taking of evidence by a judge, regional magistrate or magistrate; to amend the Attorneys Act, 1979, so as to raise certain fines; to amend the Legal Succession to the South African Transport Services Act, 1989, so as to rectify an incorrect reference; to amend the Judges' Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act, 1989, so as to further regulate the gratuity payable to judges after discharge from active service; to amend the Air Services Licensing Act, 1990, so as to further regulate the making of regulations; to amend the Abolition of Racially Based Land Measures Act, 1991, so as to provide that a proclamation may be made with retrospective effect; to provide for the appointment and powers of committees; and to make other provision in respect of the removal of certain racially based restrictions in the laws of selfgoverning territories; to amend the Magistrates Act, 1993, so as to further regulate the pension benefits of magistrates; to amend the Security Forces Board of Inquiry Act, 1993, so as to provide for the appointment of acting members on the Security Forces Board of Inquiry; to amend the Technikons Act, 1993, so as to rectify an incorrect reference; to provide for the grant of vacation leave and the
resignation of civil servants for the purposes of an election in terms of the Electoral Act, 1993; and to provide for matters connected therewith.