oa De Rebus - Epilepsy and the law in South Africa
|Article Title||Epilepsy and the law in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jul 1970|
|Pages||257 - 262|
|Keyword(s)||Epilepsy, Mental disorder from the legal point of view and South African law|
In South Africa, epilepsy is looked upon as being a mental disorder from the legal point of view. This is set out in the Mental Disorders Act No. 38 (1916) as follows - ""3. Classification of mentally disordered or defective person. For the purpose of this act and all proceedings there under, mentally disordered or defective persons may be divided into the following classes
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