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      • South African criminal law is the body of national law relating to crime in South Africa. 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 ."
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  2. South African criminal law is the body of national law relating to crime in South Africa. 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.”

  3. 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.”

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    The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 allows a victim of domestic abuse or violence to seek a Protection Order from the Magistrate’s Court against the person who is committing the abuse. Read more on Domestic Violence. Quick Info: 1. Apply for a Domestic Violence protection order 2. Request a further warrant of arrest of a Domestic Violence respond...

    In 2018, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development heeded to the UN call and commenced with the establishment of the very first Femicide Watch in the African continent. The Femicide Watch is the repository of all cases of femicide in a country and is established to assist in the following: (i) Capture and track down every femicide ca...

    The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, No. 32 of 2007 helps intensify South Africa’s efforts to fight sexual crimes against all persons and, especially, sexual offences being committed against vulnerable groups, including women, children and people who are mentally disabled. Read more on Sexual Offences.

    The cornerstone of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (SORMAA), is the National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO). As part of curbing the prevalence of sexual offences in South Africa, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has, in terms of Chapter 6 of the Act, implemented the National Regi...

    The aim of the Child Justice Act, 2008 (Act 75 of 2008) is to set up a child justice system for children in confl ict with the law. This means that children under the age of 18, who are suspected to have committed crime, will not be dealt with in terms of the normal criminal procedure which is used for adults, but the child justice process will be ...

    More often the crime of trafficking in persons involves amongst others domestic violence, the following but not limited to, may be identified on a victim: Poor physical and mental health condition, Language barriers if victim is international, Fear of health care workers, Fear to reveal the in depth situation when confronted by health care workers ...

    Restorative Justiceis an approach to justice that aims to involve the parties to a dispute and others affected by the harm (victims, offenders, families concerned and community members) in collectively identifying harms, needs and obligations through accepting responsibilities, making restitution, and taking measures to prevent a recurrence of the ...

    Information on expungement of a criminal record in terms of the Child Justice Act, 2008 (Act 75 of 2008) and expungement of a criminal record in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act 51 of 1997). Read more on expungements/ clearing of a criminal record. 1. Forms

    Information on what to expect when you have to testify as well as information on witness fees, etc. Read more on being a witness.

  4. Amended by Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 Amended by Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorist and Related Activities Act 33 of 2004 Amended by Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004 Amended by Defence Act 42 of 2002

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