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Can legislation be passed to apply retrospectively

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can legislation be passed to apply retrospectively
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: South Africa Law
Expert:  WCLawyer replied 2 years ago.

Good Morning

An act is valid from the date that the act says it is valid. It then applies from that date on. Anything in contravention with that act that happened prior to the promulgation of the act cannot be prosecuted/acted upon as being in contravention of the act.

So, in summary, the answer to your question is no.