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.


Clever legal footwork puts end to warlord’s freedom
Clever legal footwork puts end to warlord’s freedom

The spectacular jury trial of Liberian warlord, Jungle Jabbah, for US immigration fraud and his unprecedented 30-year sentence have been welcomed by ordinary Liberians. So far, however, the government in Monrovia has made no official response. Hassan Bility,…
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