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Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Act 15 of 2020 (English / Afrikaans)

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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.

Commencement

23 December 2020

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