n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Witness protection programmes - some lessons from the South African experience

Volume 15, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The various Witness Protection Programmes in South Africa (for more detail on the background to South African Witness Protection Programmes see Spek 1998) have essentially not inspired enough confidence in witnesses to make use of them. Relatively speaking, witness protection is still in its infancy in South Africa though considerable progress has been made since the first attempts in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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