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.


Prescription periods in South African law
Prescription periods in South African law

If you’re planning to pursue a personal injury claim, you must be aware of prescription periods and how they apply to your claim. In this article, we explain what prescription periods are, when they apply and what exceptions exist. What is a prescription period? A …
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