n Journal for Contemporary History - Court room warriors for justice : history of the South African Prosecution Service

Volume 27, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



This article explores the historic evolution of the prosecution service at the Cape under both Dutch and British control, the two Boer republics, and its twentieth century role - first in the Union and then the Republic of South Africa. Emphasis is given to the struggle the prosecution service waged over the centuries to assert its independence against an interfering executive.

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