On this site you can find the latest judgments and find out about forthcoming hearing that will take place at the constitutional court – the highest court in South Africa. Information about the court, the constitution, your rights, judges and judgments is also available.
The Truth and Reconciliation website provides links to hearings and decisions that took place as well as information about the various committees that were part of the TRC. The TRC was set up by the Government of National Unity to help deal with what happened under apartheid.
Find reported judgments from the Supreme Court of Appeal on this site. Details of reserved and enrolled judgments, information about the court, judges and contact details are also available.
Supreme Court of Appeal archive of recent cases and court judgments, available in summary version, as a word document, or in PDF format.
Website for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of South Africa. It contains, among other things, information about the NPA, relevant speeches and documents regarding the organization, links to news articles written on the criminal justice system, and a list of related webites.
The Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) website. It contains documents, policies and reports, as well as media releases and other information regarding the lodging of complaints with the Directorate. It also contains links to related government and security websites.
Contains in depth information about South Africa’s constitution and what it contains. You can also download a full text printable version of the constitution.
Wits Law School link to the Land Claims Court. Contains information on judges, judgments, rules and practice directions, as well as quick searches of recent cases.
Contains a searchable collection of judgments from the Labour Court; database includes only cases that were resolved prior to 2001.
Website for the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. Contains news and events, quick links, as well as publications and other information on special projects, and work programmes within the department.
Website for the Council for debt collectors. Contains acts and regulations, codes of conduct, newsletters, etc. as well as a searchable register of South African debt collectors.
South African Legal Aid Board Website. Contains latest news and information about the organization and its activities; available in all eleven official languages.
South African Board of Sheriffs website. Contains publications such as annual reports, brochures and newsletters.
Department of Correctional Services (DCS) website; contains news, information, services and publications related to the DCS and its activities.
The South African Law Reform Commission Website. Contains bulletins, reports and legislation, including the Promotion to Access of Information Act. It also contains research papers and current investigations regarding the law.
South African Human Rights Commission website. Contains publications, legislation, events, media releases and links to useful material.
Commission on Gender Equality website. Contains publications, speeches and statements, as well as information on projects around such things as gender, governance and development.
The Judicial Officers Association of South Africa; contains information about the courts, the judiciary and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development around the country.
The Department of Social Development’s Child Justice website; contains documents and legislation regarding children’s rights and justice.
Criminal Justice Journalist is a non-profit, member supported organization founded in 1997. It aims to improve the quality and accuracy of news reporting on crime, law enforcement, and the judicial system.
This is a companion site to the book ‘Understanding Crime Statistics: a reporter’s guide’ by Kurt Silver. The site provides reporter resources and links to buying the book.
This is the University of Pittsburgh’s law school website, containing legal news and research. Jurist uses the latest Internet technology to track important legal news stories and materials and present them in an accessible, ad-free format.
This is the KAS media programme for Sub Saharan Africa’s website. It contains reports and conference information. The Sub-Sahara Media Programme of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) was established to promote the work of the media in Southern and Eastern Africa especially through training initiatives that strengthen media competence, accountability, sustainability and freedom of expression.
This is a comprehensive law dictionary with multiple search options. One can search legal terms as well as search legal definitions. The site also includes abbreviations and cross-references.
Handbooks on covering war crimes and politics
Handbooks on covering war crimes and politics are available on the The International Journalists' Network (IJNet) website. Here Journalists interested in improving their coverage of war crimes or politics can download two new handbooks. IJNet is an online service for journalists, media managers, media assistance professionals, journalism trainers and educators.
Handbook for the Radio Journalism Course in Political Reporting
This Course Handbook has been produced to accompany the Uganda Radio Network Advanced Radio Journalism Course. The Handbook, which follows the day-by-day course programme, contains transcripts of PowerPoint presentations plus additional supporting material.
Section One: Radio Journalism
Section Two: Politics, Elections and The Media
Section Three: Radio Production
Reporting Justice: A Handbook on Covering War Crimes Courts
This handbook is intended for journalists undertaking one of the most challenging, important and potentially rewarding of tasks: reporting on the trials of war crimes suspects or investigating war crimes on the ground.