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Civil Proceedings Evidence Act, 1965 (Act No. 25 of 1965)



To state the law of evidence in regard to civil proceedings, to repeal the Ordinance for altering, amending, and declaring in certain respects, the Law of Evidence within this Colony, 1830 (Cape), the Ordinance for improving the Law of Evidence, 1846 (Cape), the Bankers' Books Evidence Act, 1877 (Cape), the Oaths and Declarations Act, 1891 (Cape), the Law to regulate the Law of Evidence in the Colony of Natal, 1859 (Natal), the Law to amend the Law of Evidence, 1870 (Natal), the Law to provide for the production in evidence of Copies, instead of Originals, of Public Documents, 1884 (Natal) and the Presumption of Death of Soldiers Act, 1952, to amend the Law of Evidence Amendment Act, 1861 (Cape), the Law to make further provision in respect of the substitution, in certain cases, of Declarations for Oaths, 1862 (Natal), the Law of Evidence Ordinance, 1902 (Orange Free State), the Law of Evidence Proclamation, 1902 (Transvaal), the General Law Amendment Act, 1935, the General Law Amendment Act, 1952, the Criminal Procedure Act 1955, and the Evidence Act, 1962, and to provide for other incidental matters.


BE IT ENACTED by the State President, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:—


[Long title amended by section 1 of Act No. 49 of 1996]