The Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Act 15 of 2020 intends:
- to amend the Prescription Act, 1969, so as to extend the list of sexual offences in respect of which prescription does not commence to run under certain circumstances regarding a debt that is based on the alleged commission of any of those sexual offences;
- to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to extend the list of sexual offences in respect of which a prosecution may be instituted after a period of 20 years has lapsed since the date of the alleged commission of the sexual offence; and
- to provide for matters connected therewith.
23 December 2020