Criminal Law

Criminal Law News & Insights

Criminal Law in South Africa is based on common law, case law, and legislation. In the definition of Van der Walt et al, a crime is “conduct which common or statute law prohibits and expressly or impliedly subjects to punishment remissible by the state alone and which the offender cannot avoid by his own act once he has been convicted.”  The standard of evidence in South Africa is Proof Beyond Reasonable Doubt. This topic includes articles, analyses and insights relating to both national and international criminal law. Articles examine relevant court cases, judgments and regulatory developments in financial crimes, violent crimes, property crimes and other statutory offenses.

gender based violence
National Council on Gender-Based Violence Bill sent to NCOP

The national assembly has given the green light to the National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Bill and sent it to the national council of provinces for concurrence. The bill was tabled in parliament at the end of November 2022. The department of women,…
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Avoid these mistakes when hiring a criminal defense attorney
Avoid these mistakes when hiring a criminal defense attorney

Finding yourself needing a criminal defense attorney can be an overwhelming and daunting experience. It can be challenging to know who to trust and what to look for when selecting a lawyer to represent you. In this article, we will discuss some common mistakes to avoid…
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Protection from harassment

In Moos v Makgoba [2022] JOL 54225 (GP), it was held that evidence of psychological, economic, or mental harm is necessary to secure a protection order. In Moos...

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