To introduce measures to combat organised crime, money laundering and criminal gang activities; to prohibit certain activities relating to racketeering activities; to provide for the prohibition of money laundering and for an obligation to report certain information; to criminalise certain activities associated with gangs; to provide for the recovery of the proceeds of unlawful activity; for the civil forfeiture of criminal assets that have been used to commit an offence or assets that are the proceeds of unlawful activity; to provide for the establishment of a Criminal Assets Recovery Account; to amend the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act, 1992; to amend the International Co-operation in Criminal Matters Act, 1996; to repeal the Proceeds of Crime Act, 1996; to incorporate the provisions contained in the Proceeds of Crime Act, 1996; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
Last update: September 2000
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The Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 1998 (Act No. 121 of 1998) has been reviewed and amended accordingly.
The act has been amended by the Schedule of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act (GG26311) 28 April 2004.
The Regulations to the Act have been amended as published in Gazette 21504 and dated 1 September 2000.
Extensively amended by the Prevention of Organised Crime Second Amendment Act, 1999, which came into operation on the 7 September 1999.
The Regulations have been updated as published in Government Gazette No. 19914 and came into operation on the 1st April 1999.
Various amendments have been made by the Prevention of Organised Crime Amendment Act, 1999, which came into operation on the 28 April 1999.