oa De Rebus - Epilepsy and the law in South Africa



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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