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Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)

Chapter 27 : Previous Convictions

271DB. Delegation of powers and assignment of duties by Director-General


(1) The Director-General: Justice and Constitutional Development may delegate any power or assign any duty conferred on or assigned to him or her in terms of section 271B(2) or (3) or 271C(3) or (4) to an appropriately qualified official in the employ of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development at the rank of Deputy Director-General.


(2) A delegation or assignment in terms of subsection (1)—
(a) is subject to any limitation, condition and direction which the Director-General may impose;
(b) must be in writing; and
(c) does not divest the Director-General of the responsibility concerning the exercise of the power or the performance of the duty.


(3) The Director-General may—
(a) confirm, vary or revoke any decision taken in consequence of a delegation or assignment in terms of this section, subject to any rights that may have accrued to a person as a result of the decision; and
(b) at any time, in writing, withdraw a delegation or assignment.


[Section 271DB inserted by section 8 of Act No. 42 of 2013]