oa De Rebus - Evidence led via electronic media
|Article Title||Evidence led via electronic media|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Findlay & Tait in Cape Town.|
|Publication Date||Feb 1998|
|Pages||49 - 52|
|Keyword(s)||Advantages and disadvantages, Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 and Evidence led via electronic media (video-conferencing)|
This article deals with the advantages and disadvantages of evidence led Via a video-conference facility. Section 158 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (the Act). as amended by s 7 of the Criminal Procedure Amendment Act 86 of 1996 (the CPAA), deals with a situation in which the court may order that evidence be led by means of electronic media. An application may be made by the state or defence counsel, or the court may make such an order on its own initiative. In the instance dealt with below, it was the state which made the application in terms of s 158(2)(a) of the Act.
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