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Criminal Procedure Act, 1977

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To make provision for procedures and related matters in criminal proceedings.


Last update: December 2014

Copyright: This Act reproduced under Government Printers Copyright Authority 10154 dated 20 March 1996

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Latest Developments:


The Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977) has been amended by section 25 of the Legal Aid South Africa Act, 2013 (Act No. 39 of 2014), Government Gazette 38315, Notice No. 1013, dated 9 December 2014.


This Act has been updated by: GG 34377, 24 Jun 2011 (Schedule of Correctional Services Act) and GG 33607, 5 Oct 2010 (Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amend Act).


The Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 has been amended by the Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2006 in Government Gazette No. 28391 dated 11 January 2006 , and the Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, 2008, Notice No. 65 of 2008 in Government Gazette No. 31911 dated 18 February 2009.


The Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977) has been added to the site, as well as Regulations, Notice No. R. 513 in Government Gazette No. 32205 dated 6 May 2009.