Criminal Law


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.


Two important cases on EFT fraud
Two important cases on EFT fraud

Paying by electronic funds transfer (EFT) is so convenient for running one’s home or business, with us being able to make payments from our smartphones and laptops. But this convenience does not come without risks. Criminals are experts at intercepting emails from…
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Cybercrimes Bill under the spotlight

The justice and constitutional development department plans to revive the Cybercrimes Bill. The justice and correctional services minister, Ronald Lamola, confirmed this during the department’s 2019...

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