South Africa

Full name: The Republic of South Africa
Area: 1, 221, 037 km²
Capital: Pretoria
Population: 55.9 million


South African law is a combination of different legal systems, with its origin in Europe and Great Britain. Its foundation lies in Roman-Dutch law, which is itself a blend of indigenous Dutch customary law and Roman law. The post-apartheid legal system introduced by the interim constitution of 1993 embodies the supreme law of the land and is binding on all judicial organs of the state. It establishes an independent judiciary, including a Constitutional Court with the power to review and to abolish legislation inconsistent with the constitution.

Previous Events

Event: ‘Consumer Protection Law’ Webinar
Partner: University of Pretoria
Date: November 2020.

Event: Virtual workshop on Tackling Organized Crime Through Financial Investigation & Prosecution
Partner: Financial Intelligence Centre’s South Africa and the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG)
Date: October 2020.

Event: 4th University of Pretoria International Consumer Protection Law Conference
Partner: University of Pretoria
Date: September 2020.

Event: Covid-19 and Prosecution Offices Across Africa: Webinar Series
Partner: National Prosecuting Authority
Date: August 2020.

Event: Gender-Based Violence & Cybercrime Workshop
Partner: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Date: November 2019

Event: Signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
Partner: Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC)
Date: July 2019

Event: A Symposium on Trafficking In Persons
Partner: South African Human Rights Commision, Department of Justice & Correctional Services (The DoJ & CD)
Date: November 2018



Event: 12th Annual African Prosecutors Association Conference & AGM – New Techniques in Investigation and Prosecution Of transnational crime.
Partner: Africa Prosecutors Association
Date: December 2017


Event: Training Programme: Advanced Trial Advocacy
Partner: National Prosecuting Authority
Date: June 2017

Event: Workshop on Advanced Trial Advocacy
Partner: Department of Justice & Correctional Services (The DoJ & CD)
Date: May 2017

Event: Workshop on Oral Advocacy Skills
Partner: Justice College
Date: December 2016

Event: CWAG Executive Director Karen White met with South Africa Minister of Justice Michael Masutha, to begin a dialogue on establishing a robust interchange and discuss areas of collaboration between our organizations.
Partner: Department of Justice & Correctional Services (The DoJ & CD)
Date: June 2016

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