Publication of Bill for public comment

Cabinet has approved the introduction of the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill, 2008, into Parliament.  The Bill forms part of the overhaul of the criminal justice system and will provide an essential mechanism to enhance the investigation of crime.  The Bill aims to strengthen two pivotal aspects of our forensic crime fighting capacity, namely the collection, storage and use of fingerprinting and DNA evidence.  All interested parties are invited to submit their comment on the Bill to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, at the address below, which comment will be submitted to the Committees of Parliament dealing with the legislation.  In view of the urgent need for this legislation it is envisaged that Parliament will be processing the Bill at the beginning of the 2009 session.

Comments may be submitted to the Secretary to Parliament, PO Box 15, Cape Town 8000, but should preferably be emailed to

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