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Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Act 13 of 2021 (English / Afrikaans)

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13 of 2021

The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Act 13 of 2021 intends:

  • to amend the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007, so as to—
    • extend the ambit of the offence of incest;
    • introduce a new offence of sexual intimidation;
    • substitute the phrase ‘‘a person who is mentally disabled’’or ‘‘persons who are mentally disabled’’ wherever the phrase appears with the phrase ‘‘a person with a mental disability’’ or ‘‘persons with mental disabilities’’;
    • further regulate the inclusion of particulars of persons in the National Register for Sex Offenders;
    • extend the list of persons who are to be protected in terms of Chapter 6 of the Act;
    • extend the list of persons who are entitled to submit applications to the Registrar of the National Register for Sex Offenders;
    • further regulate the removal of particulars of persons from the National Register for Sex Offenders; and
    • further regulate the reporting duty of persons who are aware that sexual offences have been committed against persons who are vulnerable, and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.

Commencement

To be proclaimed in a Gazette.