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Section 189 of the Criminal Procedure Act provides that a witness may avoid giving evidence or postpone when he or she gives evidence if s/he is able to present a ‘just excuse’. Similarly, section 6 of the Commissions Act, allows a witness to avoid giving evidence or postpone when he or she gives evidence by […]

Police's limited licence to kill

Posted: 7th Apr 2017 by James Grant in Criminal Law, Education, Zuma

The extent of force permitted in effecting and arrest is different to the extent of force permitted in private defence. An arrest serves one legitimate purpose only: to secure attendance of a suspect at court to answer to a charge. The purpose of the right to use force in private defence is to protect person […]

Police’s limited licence to kill

Posted: 7th Apr 2017 by James Grant in Criminal Law, Education, Zuma

The extent of force permitted in effecting and arrest is different to the extent of force permitted in private defence. An arrest serves one legitimate purpose only: to secure attendance of a suspect at court to answer to a charge. The purpose of the right to use force in private defence is to protect person […]

Introduction In the early hours of Friday morning, 31 March 2017, following a meeting with senior ANC officials, President Jacob Zuma announced that he had decided to reshuffle his cabinet. The reasons he gave were that the reshuffle was for effectiveness and efficiency and to draw younger people and women into the cabinet. Amongst those […]