South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill that lifts the prescription that after a particular period of time a victim cannot institute a civil claim or a criminal prosecution, allowing for the prosecution of people suspected of having committed sexual offences, irrespective of when the crime occurred. Times Live reports that bribery and corruption have also been added to the crimes that will be excluded from prescription, while the new law will apply to both criminal and civil prescriptions, meaning if a person gets sexually assaulted they can lay a criminal charge and also sue for the sexual assault.