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By Legalish, Oct 12 2014 10:31PM

To amend the Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944, so as to further regulate the appointment of judicial officers; to amend the General Law Amendment Act, 1955, so as to remove a reverse onus; to amend the Stock Theft Act, 1959, so as to provide anew for the jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts in respect of sentence; to amend the Supreme Court Act, 1959, consequentially; to amend the Administration of Estates Act, 1965, so as to substitute an obsolete expression; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to delete a definition; to further regulate the hearing of bail proceedings; to repeal an obsolete provision; to effect certain consequential amendments; and to further regulate the granting of bail; to amend the Attorneys Act, 1979, so as to insert a new definition and to substitute another; to provide for the recovery of costs by law clinics; and to make new provision regarding the constitution and quorum of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Board of Control; to amend the Rules Board for Courts of Law Act, 1985, so as to delete a certain definition; to further regulate the powers of the Rules Board for Courts of Law; and to effect certain technical changes; to amend the Game Theft Act, 1991, so as to make new provision regarding the jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts in respect of sentence; to amend the Magistrates Act, 1993, so as to make new provision for the composition of the Magistrates Commission; to amend the Magistrates’ Courts Amendment Act, 1993, so as to repeal an obsolete provision; to amend the Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act, 1996, so as to further regulate legal representation on behalf of a Special Investigating Unit; and to further regulate the powers and functions of a Special Tribunal; to amend the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1997, so as to further regulate the imposition of minimum sentences for certain serious offences; so as to further regulate the committal of an accused for the imposition of sentence by a High Court after conviction in a regional court; and to provide that the court of a regional division retains its jurisdiction to try offences referred to in Part I of Schedule 2 to that Act; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Oct 12 2014 10:27PM

To amend the National Prosecuting Authority Act, 1998, so as to make provision for the establishment of the Directorate of Special Operations; to make provision for the existing Investigating Directorates to become part of the Directorate of Special Operations; to amend the Interception and Monitoring Prohibition Act, 1992, so as to make provision for applications for directions in terms of that Act by the head of the Directorate of Special Operations; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Oct 12 2014 10:25PM

To amend the Estate Duty Act, 1955, so as to insert a definition; to amend theIncome Tax Act, 1962, so as to delete certain definitions; to amend certain definitions; to insert certain definitions;to make certain decisions of theCommissioner subject to objection and appeal; to further regulate rebates inrespect of foreign taxes on income; to further regulate income deemed to have beenreceived or accrued to a person subsequent to any donation, settlement or otherdisposition; to further regulate the recovery and recoupment of certain deductionsand allowances; to further regulate income deemed to be from a source in theRepublic; to repeal a section relating to investment income of foreign investmentcompanies; to repeal a section relating to taxation of investment income fromforeign sources; to further regulate the taxation of income of controlled foreignentities; to further regulate the taxation of foreign dividends received by or accruedto residents; to regulate income received by or accrued to residents from foreignsources; to make provision for the exemption of amounts received or accrued fromthe social security system of any other country and foreign pensions; to makeprovision for further exemptions and to withdraw an exemption; to furtherregulate an exemption relating to services rendered outside the Republic; tofurther regulate the exemption of certain amounts received from the State; tofurther regulate the deduction of expenses and losses; to further regulate theallowances of depreciation of assets used in a taxpayer’s trade to take into accountthe period of use of such assets in a trade which was not previously taxable; torepeal a section relating to the deduction of expenses incurred in appointing agentsoutside the Republic; to further regulate the deductibility of contributions to anymedical scheme to include medical schemes registered under the laws of any othercountry; to further regulate the set off of assessed losses to provide that foreignlosses may not be set off against income from a trade carried on in the Republic; tofurther regulate the acquisition of trading stock; to further regulate the limitationof certain deductions; to further regulate gains or losses on foreign exchangetransactions; to further regulate the taxation of trusts and beneficiaries of trusts; tomake provision for the determination of taxable income or losses in foreigncurrency; to further regulate the determination of taxable income of certainpersons in respect of international transactions; to further regulate the taxation ofpersons who derive income from royalties or similar payments; to further regulatethe levy and recovery of secondary tax on companies; to further regulate certain amounts deemed to be dividends; to make provision for the submission of returnsrelating to the participation rights in a controlled foreign entity; to further regulateappeals to the specially constituted board; to provide that foreign taxes be takeninto account in the determination of interest payable on underpay merits andoverpayments of provisional tax; to provide that restraint of trade payments beincluded in remuneration for the purposes of the determination of employees’ taxto be deducted; to provide that where an employer is not a resident therepresentative taxpayer of such employer shall be obliged to deduct or withholdemployees’ tax; to provide that the Commissioner may take into account anyrebates of foreign tax when prescribing deduction tables for the purposes ofemployees’ tax; to provide that there shall be included in “net remuneration” anyannuity provided by a pension fund, provident fund or benefit fund even if suchannuity is not payable by such fund; to provide that the Commissioner may takeinto account any rebates of foreign tax when prescribing tables for optional use byprovisional taxpayers; to make provision in the definition of “official rate ofinterest” for any loan which is denominated in a foreign currency; to delete certainreferences to obsolete provisions; and to effect certain consequential and textualamendments; to amend the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, so as to make provisionfor non-reciprocal preferential’ tariff treatment of goods exported from theRepublic; and to effect certain consequential amendments; to amend the StampDuties Act, 1968, so as to make provision for an exemption; to amend theValue-Added Tax Act, 1991, so as to amend certain definitions; and to furtherregulate appeals to the specially constituted board; to amend the Tax onRetirement Funds Act, 1996, so as to effect certain consequential amendments; andto delete certain references to obsolete provisions; to amend the Skills DevelopmentLevies Act, 1999, so as to make provision for the application of certain provisionsof the Income Tax Act, 1962; and to amend the Taxation Laws Amendment Act,2000, so as to rectify a reference to an incorrect date; to further regulate thedeductibility of donations made to public benefit organisations; to further regulatethe exemption from income tax of the receipts and accruals of public benefitorganisations; to further regulate the payment of air passenger tax; and to amendSchedule 1 to that Act to amend a definition; and to provide for matters inconnection therewith.


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By Legalish, Oct 12 2014 10:23PM

To amend the South African Reserve Bank Act, 1989, so as to empower the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank to determine a percentage of the total amount of a bank’s holdings of Reserve Bank notes and subsidiary coin that may be taken into account in calculating the minimum reserve balance; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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