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Prisons Act, 1998 (Act No. 17 of 1998)
General provisions; Criminal and penal law
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Scope of text
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Part X deals with employment and training of prisoners (sections 81 to 84).
Repeals the Prisons Act, 1959 and amends the Children's Act, 1960.
Entry dates region
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Amending Text region
Prisons Amendment Act, 2010 (Act No. 2 of 2010).
Repealing Text region
Correctional Service Act 9 of 2012.