30 May

This document will go through criminal law in South Africa and give you a  better understanding of your rights and the Law. 

  • Crime is defined as: An act or omission that constitutes an offence and may be prosecuted by
    the state and is punishable by law.
  • Understand this well: If you are to use force in self-protection there are two elements of
    "lawfulness" that you must remember viz...
  • LAWFUL CITIZENS' ARREST - What is it ?
  • Always take into consideration that you may only execute Citizens' Arrest for
    Schedule 1 offenses, and no other. 
  • What is a schedule 1 Arrest ?
  • AUTHORIZED TO ARREST ?  Under what circumstances ?
  • Read more ...
  • Understanding Criminal Law.pdf

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