n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Constitutional application : recent cases

Volume 22, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



In 2009 (1) SACR 231 (CC), the applicant was convicted in the regional magistrates' court of committing various indecent acts in terms of s 14(1)() and (3)() of the erstwhile Sexual Offences Act 23 of 1957. Following his conviction, the applicant appealed first to the High Court and then to the Supreme Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court of Appeal upheld the appeal in respect of certain of the applicant's convictions and dismissed the appeal in respect of others.

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