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Life imprisonment in South Africa: yesterday, today, and tomorrow
(Juta Law, 2009)
Life imprisonment has been part of South Africa's penal regime for decades. This article analyses how this form of punishment has changed in meaning in since 1906. The author looks at life imprisonment during the death ...
Assessing the impact: Mandatory and minimum sentences in South Africa
(Institute for Security Studies (ISS), 2005)
The legislation passed in 1997 that provides for mandatory minimum sentences for serious crimes was recently extended for another two years. At the time, the aim was to reduce serious and violent crime, achieve consistency ...