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The Witchcraft Suppression Act 3 of 1957 is an act of the Parliament of South Africa that prohibits various activities related to witchcraft, witch smelling or witch-hunting. It is based on the Witchcraft Suppression Act 1895 of the Cape Colony, which was in turn based on the Witchcraft Act 1735 of the United Kingdom. As of 2012 the constitutional validity of the act is under review by the South African Law Reform Commission.

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  • The Witchcraft Suppression Act 3 of 1957 is an act of the Parliament of South Africa that prohibits various activities related to witchcraft, witch smelling or witch-hunting. It is based on the Witchcraft Suppression Act 1895 of the Cape Colony, which was in turn based on the Witchcraft Act 1735 of the United Kingdom. As of 2012 the constitutional validity of the act is under review by the South African Law Reform Commission.
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  • The Witchcraft Suppression Act 3 of 1957 is an act of the Parliament of South Africa that prohibits various activities related to witchcraft, witch smelling or witch-hunting. It is based on the Witchcraft Suppression Act 1895 of the Cape Colony, which was in turn based on the Witchcraft Act 1735 of the United Kingdom. As of 2012 the constitutional validity of the act is under review by the South African Law Reform Commission.
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  • Witchcraft Suppression Amendment Act 50 of 1970
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  • Act 3 of 1957
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  • Act to provide for the suppression of the practice of witchcraft and similar practices.
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  • Witchcraft Suppression Act, 1957
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