Archive for May, 2020

It is necessary to note that the legal position relating to arrest is unaffected by COVID-19 regulations. The Disaster Management Act does not suspend or restrict any right in the Constitution – all of which has been given expression to under the Criminal Procedure Act (51 of 1977 – the “CPA”) as interpreted by our Courts. This could be different if a state of emergency was or is declared (see section 37 of the Constitution). But no state of emergency has been declared – so that ordinary rights and laws regarding arrests prevail.

Reckless Ignorance of Law

Posted: 24th May 2020 by James Grant in COVID, COVID-19, Criminal Law, Regulations, Virus
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No person may be compelled to given an explanation to a police officer as to any circumstance in which she or he is found without infringing that person’s right to silence.

Private Food Aid

Posted: 4th May 2020 by James Grant in Uncategorized