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Witness Protection Act, 1998 (Act No. 112 of 1998)



Notice No. 1544

27 November 1998


(English text signed by the President.)

(Assented to 19 November 1998.)


It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:-


To provide for the establishment of an Office for the protection of witnesses; to regulate the powers, functions and duties of the Director: Office for Witness Protection; to provide for temporary protection pending placement under protection; to provide for the placement of witnesses and related persons under protection; to provide for services related to the protection of witnesses and related persons; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to make provision for witness services at courts; and to provide for incidental matters.


BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:-