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In December 2007 the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007, commonly referred to as the Sexual Offences Act, was signed into law. The legislation repealed outdated common law crimes, created new statutory offences and amended criminal procedural law in order to afford victims 'the maximum and least traumatising protection that the law can provide' (Section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act).


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