n Without Prejudice - The role of a presiding officer in a trial : litigation
|Article Title||The role of a presiding officer in a trial : litigation|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 Webber Wentzel and 2 Webber Wentzel|
|Publication Date||Jun 2012|
|Pages||68 - 69|
The Supreme Court of Appeal recently reaffirmed the principle that, in a trial, a presiding officer has to act as an impartial arbiter. A presiding officer must conduct a trial open-mindedly, impartially and fairly and such conduct must be manifest to all those concerned in the trial and its outcome (City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Council v Patrick Ngobeni 314/11 2012 ZASCA 55).
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