Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill [B22 – 2019]

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Submissions must be received by no later than 28 February 2020

Justice and Correctional Services

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services invites you to submit written submissions on the Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill [B22 – 2019].

The purpose of the recognition of Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill is 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;
▪ 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

Submissions must be received by no later than 28 February 2020.

Please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation. Public hearings will be held in Parliament.  

Comments can be emailed to Mr V Ramaano at vramaano@parliament.gov.za by no later than Friday, 28 February 2020

Enquiries can be directed to Mr V Ramaano on tel (021) 403-3820 or cell 083 709 8427

Issued by Hon. Mr BG Magwanishe, MP, Chairperson: PC on Justice and Correctional Services