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Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997

Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act 11 of 2002

Bills of Exchange Amendment Act 56 of 2000

Competition Act 89 of 1998

Competition Amendment Act 35 of 1999

Counterfeit Goods Act 37 of 1997

Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977

Debt Collectors Act114 of 1998

Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002

Extradition Amendment Act 77 of 1996

Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001

Insider Trading Act 135 of 1998

Interception and Monitoring Prohibition Amendment Act, 1995

International Co-operation in Criminal Matters Act, 1996

Investigation of Serious Economic Offences Amendment Act 46 of 1995

National Prosecuting Authority Act 32 of 1998

National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Act 61 of 2000

Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004

Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998

Prevention of Organised Crime Amendment Act 24 of 1999

Prevention of Organised Crime Second Amendment Act 38 of 1999

Private Security Industry Regulation Act 56 of 2001

Proceeds of Crime Act 76 of 1996

Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000

Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Act 54 of 2002

Protected Disclosures Act 26 of 2000

Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999

Public Finance Management Amendment Act 29 of 1999

Public Protector Act 23 of 1994

Public Protector Amendment Act 113 of 1998

Public Protector Amendment Act 22 of 2003

Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act 70 of 2002

Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act 74 of 1996

Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Amendment Act 2 of 2001

Witness Protection and Services Act 112 of 1998

Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997

 

To give effect to the right to fair labour practices referred to in section 23(1) of the Constitution by establishing and making provision for the regulation of basic conditions of employment; and thereby to comply with the obligations of the Republic as a member state of the International Labour Organisation; and to provide for matters connected therewith. Download the Act

 

Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act 11 of 2002

 

To amend the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997. Download the Act

 

Bills of Exchange Amendment Act 56 of 2000

 

To amend the Bills of Exchange Act, 1964, so as to provide for—the clarification of certain provisions; the protection of users; the accommodation of technological advancements; and the reduction of the incidence of fraud: and to provide for matters incidental thereto. Download the Act

 

Competition Act 89 of 1998

 

To provide for the establishment of a Competition Commission responsible for the investigation, control and evaluation of restrictive practices, abuse of dominant position, and mergers; and for the establishment of a Competition Tribunal responsible to adjudicate such matters; and for the establishment of a Competition Appeal Court; and for related matters. Download the Act

 

Competition Amendment Act 35 of 1999

 

To amend the Competition Act, 1998, so as to close an existing loophole in respect of merger control; to determine the status and validity period of a ministerial notice; to make pre-merger notification compulsory in certain instances; to make provision for certiin matters on appeal; to provide for certain transitional arrangements; and to provide for matters connected therewith. Download the Act

 

Counterfeit Goods Act 37 of 1997

 

To introduce measures aimed against the trade in counterfeit goods so as to further protect owners of trade marks, copyright and certain marks under the Merchandise Marks Act 1941, against the unlawful application, to goods, of the subject matter of their respective intellectual property rights and against the release of goods of that nature (called “counterfeit goods”) into the channels of commerce. Download the Act

 

Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977

 

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Debt Collectors Act114 of 1998

 

The object of this Act is to make provision for the establishment of a Council for Debt Collectors to exercise control over the occupation of debt collector. Debt collectors will have to register at the Council before they are allowed to engage in the occupation of debt collecting and will be subject to a strict disciplinary and ethical code. Download the Act

 

Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002

 

To provide for the facilitation and regulation of electronic communications and transactions; to provide for the development of a national e-strategy for the Republic; to promote universal access to electronic communications and transactions and the use of electronic transactions by SMMEs; to provide for human resource development in electronic transactions; to prevent abuse of information systems; to encourage the useof e-government services; and to provide for matters connected therewith. Download the Act

 

Extradition Amendment Act 77 of 1996

 

The South African Law Reform Commission, in its report "International Co‑operation in Criminal Prosecutions", undertook a comprehensive study regarding the issue of international co-operation in criminal prosecutions. The report is divided into five topics namely -

(i) obtaining evidence from foreign states;

(ii) supplying evidence to foreign states;

(iii) transferring the proceeds of crime;

(iv) the execution of foreign penal orders and sentences; and

(v) extradition.

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Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001

 

To establish a Financial Intelligence Centre and a Money Laundering Advisory Council in order to combat money laundering activities; to impose certain duties on institutions and other persons who might be used for money laundering purposes; to amend the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 1998, and the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000; and to provide for matters connected therewith. Download the Act

 

Insider Trading Act 135 of 1998

 

To prohibit individuals who have inside information relating to securities or financial instruments from dealing in such securities or financial instruments; to provide for criminal and civil law penalties for such dealing; to empower the Financial Services Board to investigate matters relating to such dealing, to institute proceedings in relation thereto and to administer the proof of claims and distribution of payments received  as a result of any such proceedings; to establish the Directorate as a committee of the Financial Services Board for exercising the power to institute proceedings; to repeal a section of the Companies Act, 1973; and to provide for matters connected therewith. Download the Act

 

Interception and Monitoring Prohibition Amendment Act 77 of 1995

 

The principal Act provides that only judges discharged from active service could be designated to authorise the interception of articles and to monitor conversations in terms of the principal Act. Because of problems in practice, namely that it was not always possible to find “retired” judges to carry out this function, the definition of “"judge"” was extended to include judges still in active service. Download the Act

 

International Co-operation in Criminal Matters Act 75 of 1996

 

This Act, which emanates from an investigation by the South African Law Reform Commission, provides for international co-operation in criminal matters with foreign states in respect of the provision of evidence, the execution of sentences and compensatory orders, and the enforcement of confiscation and restraint orders.
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Investigation of Serious Economic Offences Amendment Act 46 of 1995

 

The Act amended section 6 of the principal Act to bring its investigation, search and seizure provisions in line with the previous Constitution. Download the Act

 

National Prosecuting Authority Act 32 of 1998

 

The Act makes provision for the establishing of a National Prosecuting Authority in accordance with the provisions of section 179 of the new Constitution. Provision is made, among others, for the appointment of a National Director of Public Prosecutions and Directors of Public Prosecutions, and for their conditions of employment and those of public prosecutors. Download the Act

 

National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Act 61 of 2000

 

The Act amends the National Prosecuting Authority Act, 1998 (Act 32 of 1998), so as to make provision for the establishment of the Directorate of Special Operations and for the existing Investigating Directorates to become part of the Directorate of Special Operations. The Act also amends the Interception and Monitoring Prohibition Act, 1992 (Act 127 of 1992), so as to make provision for applications for directions in terms of that Act by the head of the Directorate of Special Operations. Download the Act

 

Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004

 

The Act, among others, aims to provide for the strengthening of measures to prevent and combat corruption and corrupt activities; the establishment and endorsement of a Register in order to place certain restrictions on persons and enterprises convicted of corrupt activities relating to tenders and contracts; and to place a duty on certain persons holding a position of authority to report certain corrupt transactions. Download the Act

 

Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998

 

This Act is aimed at giving the police and prosecutors new powers to help them deal effectively with organised crime. The Act, amongst others, creates a new offence of participating in the affairs of any criminal organisation. It also allows the State to seize assets used to commit crimes or which are the proceeds of crime through a civil action and it criminalises certain activities of street gangs, such as the recruitment of members. Download the Act

 

Prevention of Organised Crime Amendment Act 24 of 1999

 

The Act amends the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 1998, so as to effect certain textual improvements and to further regulate the Criminal Assets Recovery Account. Download the Act

 

Prevention of Organised Crime Second Amendment Act 38 of 1999

 

The above Act amended the principal Act in order to ensure that the provisions of the Act will be applicable in respect of proceeds of crime, and property used in the commission of an offence, where such crime or offence occurred before the commencement of the principal Act. The enactment of this legislation was required as a consequence of conflicting High Court judgments in this regard. Download the Act

 

Private Security Industry Regulation Act 56 of 2001

 

To provide for the regulation of the private security industry; for that purpose to establish a regulatory authority; and to provide for matters connected therewith. Download the Act

 

Proceeds of Crime Act 76 of 1996

 

The Act provides for the restraint and confiscation of the proceeds of crime, and established a number of money laundering offences. (Date of commencement: 16 May 1997). Download the Act

 

Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000

 

Section 32 of the Constitution deals with the right of access to information and provides that everyone has the right of access to any information held by the State, and any information that is held by another person and that is required for the exercise or protection of any rights. The Act gives effect to section 32 of the new Constitution subject to justifiable limitations, including but not limited to, limitations aimed at the reasonable protection of privacy, commercial confidentiality and effective, efficient and good governance and in a manner which balances the right of access to information with any other rights including the rights in the Bill of Rights in Chapter 2 of the Constitution. The Act establishes voluntary and mandatory mechanisms or procedures to give effect to that right in a manner which enables persons to obtain access to records of public and private bodies as swiftly, inexpensively and effortlessly as reasonable possible. The Act also promotes transparency, accountability and effective governance of all public and private bodies by empowering and educating everyone to understand their rights in terms of the Act, to understand the functions and operation of public bodies and to effectively scrutinise, and participate in, decision-making by public bodies that affects their rights. Download the Act

 

Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Act 54 of 2002

 

The Act addresses a possible area of unconstitutionality in the principal Act, namely the designation of presiding officers by the Minister. This is intended to enhance the independence of the judiciary. The Act also ensures that members of the judiciary at the lower court level who preside in cases emanating from the application of the principal Act, receive adequate training on the principal Act, the content of which is developed by members of the judiciary. Download the Act

 

Protected Disclosures Act 26 of 2000

 

This Act is derived from Part 5 (whistleblower protection) of the Open Democracy Bill [B67 —- 98], which Part was omitted from that Bill to be dealt with as a separate Act. The Act makes provision for procedures in terms of which employees in both the public and private sector may disclose information regarding unlawful or irregular conduct by their employers or other employees. The Act provides for the protection of employees from being subjected to an occupational detriment on account of having made a disclosure which is protected in terms of the Act. Download the Act

 

Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999

 

To regulate financial management in the national government; to ensure that all revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities of that government are managed efficiently and effectively; to provide for the responsibilities of persons entrusted with financial management in that government; and to provide for matters connected therewith.  Download the Act

 

Public Finance Management Amendment Act 29 of 1999

 

To amend the Public Finance Nlanagement Act, 1999, to provide for the application of that Act to provincial governments; and to provide for matters connected therewith. Download the Act

 

Public Protector Act 23 of 1994

 

The Act arises from the provisions of Chapter 8 of the previous Constitution, in terms of which the office of Public Protector is established. The previous Constitution envisaged an Act of Parliament which prescribes the remuneration and other terms and conditions of employment of the Public Protector, determines the immunities, privileges, powers and functions of the Public Protector and his of her staff and regulates the appointment of such staff and incidental matters. Download the Act

 

Public Protector Amendment Act 113 of 1998

 

The aim of this Act is to bring the Public Protector Act, 1994, into line with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and to make provision for the appointment of a deputy Public Protector. Download the Act

 

Public Protector Amendment Act 22 of 2003

 

This Act makes provision for the appointment of a Deputy Public Protector. Download the Act

 

Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act 70 of 2002

 

To regulate the interception of certain communications, the monitoring of certain signals and radio frequency spectrums and the provision of certain communication-related information; to regulate the making of applications for, and the issuing of, directions authorising the interception of communications and the provision of communication-related information under certain circumstances... Download the Act

 

 

Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act 74 of 1996

 

The principal object of this Act is to provide a mechanism through which allegations of serious corruption, maladministration or misappropriation of state funds and assets can be comprehensively and swiftly investigated, and at the same time, through which remedial steps, which would ordinarily have to be pursued through the courts of law, can be taken expeditiously and cost-effectively. Download the Act

 

Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Amendment Act 2 of 2001

 

The Act amends the Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act, 1996, so as to bring the appointment of the Head of a Special Investigating Unit into line with a judgment of the Constitutional Court. Provision is also made for the President to appoint a person as Acting Head of a Special Investigating Unit in the absence of the Head of a Special Investigating Unit. Download the Act

 

Witness Protection and Services Act 112 of 1998

 

The object of this Act is to provide for the protection of witnesses through the institution of witness protection programmes which will be administered by a central Office for Witness Protection. Download the Act