South Africa



Full name: The Republic of South Africa
Area: 1, 221, 037 km²
Capital: Pretoria
Population: 55.9 million

LEGAL SYSTEM

South African law is a combination of different legal systems, with its origin in Europe and Great Britain. Its foundation lies in Roman-Dutch law, which is itself a blend of indigenous Dutch customary law and Roman law.

The post-apartheid legal system introduced by the interim constitution of 1993 embodies the supreme law of the land and is binding on all judicial organs of the state. It establishes an independent judiciary, including a Constitutional Court with the power to review and to abolish legislation inconsistent with the constitution.

CWAG AAP | PARTNERS

Partners Events Date
Department of Justice & Correctional Services (The DoJ & CD)
CWAG Executive Director Karen White met with South Africa Minister of Justice Michael Masutha, to begin a dialogue on establishing a robust interchange and discuss areas of collaboration between our organizations. June 2016
Justice College
Workshop on Oral Advocacy Skills December 2016
Department of Justice & Correctional Services (The DoJ & CD) Workshop on Advanced Trial Advocacy – South African Department of Justice. May 2017
National Prosecuting Authority Training Programme: Advanced Trial Advocacy June 2017
Africa Prosecutors Association 12th Annual APA Conference African Prosecutors Association & AGM – New Techniques in Investigation and Prosecution Of transnational crime. December 2017