The Law of Evidence / Die Bewysreg, 5th Edition

The Law of Evidence / Die Bewysreg, 5th Edition

The law of evidence is vital to each legal practitioner and forms part of the curriculum of every South African law qualification. It is compulsory even for some degrees not strictly confined to legal practice, such as certain police and related qualifications. However, law of evidence is not considered an easy subject, especially not for persons who have never been inside a court of law.

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  • Title: The Law of Evidence / Die Bewysreg, 5th Edition
  • Editor/s: SS Terblanche & BC Naudé
  • Publisher: Juta
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • ISBN: 9781485119562
  • Format: Soft cover

The law of evidence is vital to each legal practitioner and forms part of the curriculum of every South African law qualification. It is compulsory even for some degrees not strictly confined to legal practice, such as certain police and related qualifications. However, law of evidence is not considered an easy subject, especially not for persons who have never been inside a court of law.

In this work, academics with practical experience of the criminal justice system have selected a number of decided cases as well as statutes relevant to the law of evidence. Illuminating commentary is provided, which should assist any student of the discipline to get to the core of these texts. Due attention has also been paid to the constitutional aspects of the law of evidence.

Contents Include:

  • Part 1: Admissibility of evidence / Deel 1: Toelaatbaarheid van Getuienis
    • Relevance, Admissibility and Weight of Evidence / Relevantheid, Toelaatbaarheid en Gewig van Getuienis
    • Previous Consistent Statements / Vorige Ooreenstemmende Verklarings
    • Hearsay Evidence / Hoorsêgetuienis
    • Admissions and Confessions / Erkennings en Bekentenisse
    • Privilege / Privilegie
    • The Exclusion of Unconstitutionally Obtained Evidence / Die Uitsluiting van Ongrondwetlik Verkreë Getuienis
  • Part 2: The Presentation of Evidence / Deel 2: Die Aanbieding van Getuienis
    • Stages in the Trial Procedure and the Presentation of Oral Evidence / Stappe in die Verhoorproses en Aanbieding van Mondelinge Getuienis
    • Real Evidence / Reële Getuienis
    • Evidence of Uncertain Classification / Getuienis wat Moeilik Klassifiseerbaar is
    • Presumptions / Vermoedens
  • Part 3: The Assessment of Evidence / Deel 3: Die Beoordeling van Getuienis
    • The Onus of Proof / Die Bewyslas
    • The Assessment of Evidence / Die Beoordeling van Getuienis
    • Corroboration / Stawing
    • Cautionary Rules / Versigtigheidsreëls
  • Part 4: Statutes / Deel 4: Wetgewing
    • Civil Proceedings Evidence Act 25 of 1965 / Wet op Bewysleer in Siviele Sake 25 van 1965
    • Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 / Strafproses Wet 51 van 1977
    • Law of Evidence Amendment Act 45 of 1988 / Wysigingswet op die Bewysreg Wet 45 van 1988
    • Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 / Grondwet van die Republiek van Suid-Africa, 1996
    • Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 / Wet op Bevordering van Toegang tot Inligting Wet 2 van 2000
    • Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 / Wet op Elektroniese Kommunikasie en Transaksies Wet 25 van 2002
    • Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 / Wysigingswet op die Strafreg (Seksuele Misdrywe en Verwante Aangeleenthede
    • The Law of Evidence: Cases and Statutes / Die Bewysreg: Hofsake en Wetgewing
    • Supreme Court Rules / Hooggeregshofreëls

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