oa Alternation - No women left behind: examining public perspectives on South African Police Services' handling of violence against South African women

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



Looking back on twelve years of democracy one can credit South Africa with many excellent achievements. South Africa has entrenched a new Constitution said by some to be the most progressive in the world. Detractors have however criticized it for being dated. The protection afforded by the Bill of Rights, has according to Mc Quoid Mason and Dada ( 1999) been influenced by human rights bills in other countries, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other protective international instruments. The Constitution is the highest law in the land, and Common and Customary law must be interpreted, applied and developed in compliance with its provisions thereof.

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