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Name: Defence Act, 2002 (No. 42 of 2002).
Country: South Africa
Subject(s): Public and civil servants
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2003-02-20
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 2003-02-20, Vo. 452, No. 24576, pp. 1-111 (INFORM - P60720)
ISN: ZAF-2003-L-65831
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 2003-02-20, Vo. 452, No. 24576, pp. 1-111 (INFORM - P60720)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on defence forces. Divided into 18 parts. Part 1 contains introductory provisions; Part 2 provisions relating to department of defence. Part 3 provides for emplyoment and use of defence force, Part 4 for law enforcement powers of defence force at sea, Part 5 for military police, Part 6 for defence intelligence, Part 7 for council of defence and other councils, and Part 8 for limitations on rights of members of defence force. Part 9 deals with employment in defence force, Part 10 with training, Part 11 with exemptions from, and deferment of, training and service, Part 12 with ceremonial decorations and related matters, Part 13 with general administration and support, and Part 14 with state of national defence. Part 15 regulates cooperation with other forces and forces visiting republic, Part 16 boards of inquiry, and Part 17 offences and penalties. Part 18 contains general provisions.

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