n Annual Survey of South African Law - Criminal procedure and sentencing




All the sections of the new Correctional Matters Amendment Act 5 of 2011 came into operation on 1 March 2012, save for section 9 which only comes into operation with regard to sections 36, 37, 49, 49A, 49B, 49C, 49D, and 49F of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998 (the principal Act). The Correctional Matters Amendment Act 5 of 2011, repeals certain provisions of the Correctional Services Amendment Act, 2008, and provides for a new medical parole system. It also clarifies provisions with regard to parole, and provides for the management and detention of remand detainees.


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