oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The law in South Africa regarding state security
|Article Title||The law in South Africa regarding state security|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 *Research Consultant, Institute for Criminological Sciences. **Department of Criminology, Unisa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1998|
|Pages||50 - 58|
|Keyword(s)||Common law, Crimen laesae majestatis, High treason, Intimidation Act, Mercenary activity, National flag, National Intelligence Structures, National symbols, New Constitution, Protection of information, Public violence, Riotous Assemblies Act, Sedition, State of Emergency and Statutory law|
Most countries have security legislation to protect the state and its citizens, and South Africa is no exception. With the resignation of General Meiring, head of the South African National Defence Force, and the debacle around the latest intelligence report fresh in the memory, the focus is once again drawn to the law of South Africa regarding state security in the past and at present.
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