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Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000 (Act No. 4 of 2000)

Regulations Relating to the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000

Chapter IV : Assessors

13. Criteria in respect of assessors

 

1) A person will be suitable to serve as an assessor in the court if he or she -
a) is at least 21 years of age, of sound mind and body and resident in the area in which he or she will serve as assessor;
b) is respected in the community and is preferably involved in community activities;
c) has knowledge of the cultural and social environment of a particular group of the community;
d) has not been convicted of an offence of which violence, dishonesty, extortion or intimidation is an element or of corruption, perjury, or obstructing the course of justice, arson or an offence under law relating to organised crime or the dealing in dependence-producing substances, unless amnesty has been granted to such a person in terms of national legislation, or such person has received a presidential pardon;
e) is not a political office bearer; and
f) does not hold a permanent post in the Public Service.