n Annual Survey of South African Law - Sentencing

Volume 2011, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0376-4605



The Correctional Matters Amendment Act 5 of 2011 was passed during 2011. It substantially changes the existing Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998, especially with respect to 'remand detainees', a separate class of prisoners created in this amendment. More pertinent to sentencing are the changes to section 73 of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998, which, when put into operation, will change some of the provisions governing the release of certain classes of prisoners. However, by the end of 2011 these changes had not yet been put into operation.

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