DEADLINE EXTENDED: Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Bill [B18-2014]

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Justice and Correctional Services

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 3 FEBRUARY

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services invites interested persons and stakeholders to submit written comment on the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Bill [B18-2014].

The Bill seeks to amend the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007, so as to:
▪ ensure that children of certain ages are not held criminally liable for engaging in consensual sexual acts with each other;
▪ give presiding officers discretion in order to decide in individual cases whether the particulars of children should be included in the National Register for Sex Offenders or not;
▪ provide for a procedure in terms of which certain persons may apply for the removal; of their particulars from the National Register for Sex Offenders.

Comments can be emailed to Cindy Balie at cbalie@parliament.gov.za by no later than Tuesday, 03 February 2015

Enquiries
can be directed to Cindy Balie on tel (021) 403 3667 or cell 083 547 4115

Issued by Dr Mathole Motshekga, MP, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services