Magistrates' Courts of South Africa

Magistrates' Courts of South Africa

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Magistrates' Courts in South Africa are the lower courts and the courts of first instance and decide all matters as provided for by an act of parliament. As such, they deal with the great majority of court cases. The presiding officer in these courts is called a magistrate. There are more than 400 magistrates' courts served by more than 1,400 magistrates and 325 regional magistrates in South Africa.The territory of South Africa is divided into approximately 350 magisterial districts, with each district having a district magistrate's court. A district court has jurisdiction over civil cases where the value of the claim is no more than R100 000, and over lesser criminal cases in which it can impose a sentence of up to three years' imprisonment and a fine of up to R60 000. A district magistrate cannot hear cases of murder, rape or robbery, or any other crime with a minimum sentence of more than three years.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136751739
  • 9786136751733