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Security Forces Board of Inquiry Act, 1993 (Act No. 95 of 1993)

1. Definitions



In this Act, unless the context otherwise indicates—



means an area the boundaries of which have been determined in terms of section 7;


"Area Director"

means an Area Director designated under section 8(1);



means the Security Forces Board of Inquiry established by section 2;



means the Chairman of the Board mentioned in section 3(1)(a);


"Chief Executive Officer"

means the Chief Executive Officer referred to in section 3(3);


"member of a security force"

means a member—

(a) of the South African Defence Force or the Reserve referred to in sections 5 and 6, respectively, of the Defence Act, 1957 (Act No. 44 of 1957);
(b) of the Force as defined in section 1 of the Police Act, 1958 (Act No. 7 of 1958);
(c) of the Department of Correctional Services referred to in section 2(1) of the Correctional Services Act, 1959 (Act No. 8 of 1959)
(d) of a category referred to in section 334(1) of the  Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977), for the purposes of the exercise of his powers likewise referred to; or
(e) in the case of a self-governing territory in respect of which a proclamation has been issued under section 16, of the police force of such self-governing territory;



means the Minister of Justice;


"serious offence"


(a) murder;
(b) kidnapping;
(c) assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, if such assault was committed on a person while he was in custody;
(d) defeating the ends of justice;
(e) a contravention of the Corruption Act, 1992 (Act No. 94 of 1992.)
(f) any other offence which in the opinion of the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer is of a serious nature;
(g) any attempt to commit an offence mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e).