Immorality Amendment Act, 1967
To amend the Immorality Act, 1957, so as to amend the special penal provisions relating to persons found in a brothel; to penalise the rendering of assistance for the purpose of unlawful carnal intercourse; to extend the provisions of that Act relating to presumptions; and to amend the general penal provisions of that Act.
(English text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 22nd May, 1967.)
Be it enacted by the State President, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:―
“(2) Any person found in or upon such house or place who, when called upon to do so by the police officer conducting the search, refuses to furnish his name and address or furnishes a name or address which is false in any material particular or refuses to disclose the name or identity of the keeper of such house or place or to produce any book, receipt, paper, document or thing which he has in his possession or custody or under his control, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred rand and in default of payment to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months.”.
2. The following section is hereby inserted in the principal Act after section 12:
3. Section 21 of the principal Act is hereby amended by the addition of the following subsection:
“(4) Whenever in any prosecution for an offence under section 12A it is proved that the accused has performed any act or has done anything or has furnished any information, which was calculated or likely to enable any male to communicate with or to establish the whereabouts of or to trace any female who the accused had reason to believe to be a prostitute, the accused shall be presumed to have performed such act or to have done such thing or to have furnished such information, as the case may be, with intent that such female be unlawfully carnally known by such male, unless the contrary is proved.”.
4. The following section is hereby substituted for section 22 of the principal Act:
5. This Act shall be called the Immorality Amendment Act, 1967.