n Annual Survey of South African Law - Criminal procedure




As in the previous few years there have not been many legislative developments in the sphere of criminal procedure. An exception in this respect has been the enactment of the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Amendment Act 38 of 2007 which, in turn, introduced significant amendments to the Criminal Law Amendment Act 105 of 1997. The latter was the forerunner of the minimum sentence legislation designed to ensure that courts imposed certain minimum sentences on persons convicted of specified offences.


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