Chairperson and hon members, the Judicial Matters Amendment Bill deals with matters relating to the powers and function of the Special Investigating Unit, as well as those relating to the consultation process required in terms of the National Prosecution Authority Act, Act 32 of 1998, to determine the annual cost-of-living salary increases of Deputy Directors of Public Prosecutions.
Although the select committee was satisfied with the department's responses to its concerns and questions raised during deliberations on the Bill it was recommended that the executive standardise policy, legislation and processes around salary increases to prevent a situation where individual categories of public servants require legislation to be introduced to address their unique concerns in this regard in a piecemeal fashion.
Having considered the Bill, the committee recommends to the House that the Bill be adopted. [Applause.]
Bill accordingly agreed to in accordance with section 75 of the Constitution.