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By Legalish, Oct 14 2014 03:50PM

To establish a criminal justice system for children, who are in conflict with the law and are accused of committing offences, in accordance with the values underpinning the Constitution and the international obligations of the Republic; to provide for the minimum age of criminal capacity of children; to provide a mechanism for dealing with children who lack criminal capacity outside the criminal justice system; to make special provision for securing attendance at court and the release or detention and placement of children; to make provision for the assessment of children; to provide for the holding ofa preliminary inquiry and to incorporate, as a central feature, the possibility of diverting matters away from the formal criminal justice system, in appropriate circumstances; to make provision for child justice courts to hear all trials of children whose matters are not diverted; to extend the sentencing options available in respect of children who have been convicted; to entrench the notion of restorative justice in the criminal justice system in respect of children who are in conflict with the law; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.


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By Legalish, Oct 14 2014 03:49PM

To amend the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996, so as to review and strengthen enforcement provisions; to simplify the administrative system for the issuing of fines; to reinforce offences and penalties; to substitute, add and remove ambiguities in certain definitions and expressions; and to effect certain amendments necessary to ensure consistency with other laws, particularly the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Oct 14 2014 03:48PM

To amend the National Conventional Arms Control Act, 2002, so as to alter certain definitions and to insert others; to ensure proper compliance and accountability in trade and possession in controlled items; to expand the functions of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee relating to the regulation of assistance or service in a country of armed conflict; to provide for matters connected with the work and conduct of the Committee and its secretariat; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Oct 14 2014 03:47PM

To amend the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965, so as to provide for the establishment of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority; for the Chief Executive Officer and staff of the Authority; for the registration of medicines, medical devices, certain foodstuffs and cosmetics; for transitional measures; and for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Oct 14 2014 03:46PM

To provide for the incorporation, registration, organisation and management of companies, the capitalisation of profit companies, and the registration of offices of foreign companies carrying on business within the Republic; to define the relationships between companies and their respective shareholders or members and directors; to provide for equitable and efficient amalgamations, mergers and takeovers of companies; to provide for efficient rescue of financially distressed companies; to provide appropriate legal redress for investors and third parties with respect to companies; to establish a Companies and Intellectual Property Commission and a Takeover Regulation Panel to administer the requirements of the Act with respect to companies, to establish a Companies Tribunal to facilitate alternative dispute resolution and to review decisions of the Commission; to establish a Financial Reporting Standards Council to advise on requirements for financial record keeping and reporting by companies; to repeal the Companies Act, 1973 (Act No. 61 of 1973), and make amendments to the Close Corporations Act, 1984 (Act No. 69 of 1984), as necessary to provide for a consistent and harmonious regime of business incorporation and regulation; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Oct 14 2014 03:45PM

To provide for a comprehensive national response for for the combating of substance abuse; to provide for mechanisms aimed at demand and harm reduction in relation to substance abuse through prevention, early intervention, treatment and re-integration programmes; to provide for the registration and extablishment of treatment centres and halfway houses; to provide for the committal of persons to and from treatment centres and for their treatment, rehabilitation and skills development in such treatment centres; to provide for the establishment of the Central Drug Authority; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Oct 14 2014 03:43PM

To amend the National railway Safety Regulator Act, 2002, so as to amend certain definitions and to insert others; to extend the ambit of a threat to safety to include behaviour; to empower the Minister to include monorail systems, trams, systems running on pneumatic tyres and railways running on narrow gauges within the ambit of the Act; to empower the Regulator to exempt railways; to clarify that operators remains responsible for railway safety; to remove the duty to promote the use of rail directly from the Regulator's objects; to empower the Regulator to enter into informal arrangements with role players; to clarify the role of operator associations; to clarify the role of the Regulator in relation to the transportation of dangerous goods by rail; to revise the provisions regarding the terms and conditions of the chief executive officer; to require the Regulator's annual report to be submitted within five months after the financial year end; to provide for the appointment of staff members by the chief executive officer; to provide that the board approves the conditions of service of staff members; to empower the chief executive officer to delegate his or her powers and duties; to extend the Regulator's funds to include penalties and fees for providing services and other prescribed sources; to provide that the Regulator may charge fees for administering safety permits; to clarify the types of permits in connection with which standards may be imposed; to empower the Minister to make regulations to adopt and accept existing standards as well as to develop new ones, to provide that the chief executive officer appoints inspectors; to empower inspectors to audit, inspect and investigate the transportation of dangerous goods prior to their transportation by rail should a railway occurrence happen; to provide that operators investigate railway occurrences and to empower the Regulator to take steps if they fail to do so; to empower the board of the Regulator to subpoena witnesses and documents in connection with investigations; to clarify the circumstances in which the Regulator may request information; to empower the Minister to make regulations for the payment of penalties by operators who default; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Oct 14 2014 03:42PM

To promote a fair, accessible and sustainable marketplace for consumer products and services and for that purpose to establish national norms and standards relating to consumer protection, to provide for improved standards of consumer information, to prohibit certain unfair marketing and business practices, to promote responsible consumer behaviour, to promote a consistent legislative and enforcement framework relating to consumer transactions and agreements, to establish the National Consumer Commission, to repeal sections 2 to 13 and sections 16 to 17 of the Merchandise Marks Act, 1941 (Act No. 17 of 1941), the Business NamesAct, 1960 (Act No. 27 of 1960), the Price Control Act, 1964 (Act No. 25 of 1964), the Sales and Service Matters Act, 1964 (Act No. 25 of 1964), the Trade Practices Act, 1976 (Act No. 76 of 1976), the Consumer Affairs (Unfair Business Practices) Act, 1988 (Act No. 71 of 1988), and to make consequential amendments to various other Acts; and to provide for related incidental matters.


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