Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Amendment Bill

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Submissions must be received by no later than 19 August 2022

Police

The Portfolio Committee on Police invites you to submit written comments on the Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Amendment Bill [B15-2022].

The Bill seek to amend the Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Act, 2004, so as to:
▪ delete, amend and insert certain definitions for purposes of alignment with international instruments adopted upon the implementation of the Act;
▪ provide for offences related to terrorist training and the joining and establishment of terrorist organisations;
▪ provide for offences related to foreign travel and attempt to leave the Republic under certain circumstances;
▪ provide for offences in respect of the possession and distribution of publications with unlawful terrorism related content;
▪ provide for authorisation to be obtained from the Director of Public Prosecutions in respect of the investigation and prosecution of certain offences;
▪ provide for the issuing of warrants for the search and cordoning off of vehicles, persons and premises;
▪ provide for a direction requiring the disclosure of a decryption key and the effect of a direction to disclose a decryption key;
▪ provide for the removal of, or making inaccessible, publications with unlawful terrorism related content; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Comments can be emailed to Ms Babalwa Mbengo at POCDATARAamendmentbill@parliament.gov.za by no later than 16:00 on Friday, 19 August 2022.

Please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation to the Committee.

Enquiries can be directed to Ms Babalwa Mbengo on tel (021) 403 3741 or cell 083 709 8489

Issued by Ms T Joemat-Pettersson, MP Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police




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