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23 July 2013

South Africa: Twenty Years of Justice Reform in South Africa – What Is There to Show for It?

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

‘South Africa’s system of criminal justice is in a crisis. If its ability to prevent, process and deter crime is any measure of its effectiveness, then reforming the system is now not only a necessity but a national priority.

Unfortunately, the system is not easily fixed; it is not characterised by a single problem that can be resolved speedily, but is characterised by blockages, many of which cause delays in other parts of the criminal justice pipeline’.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)