The Constitutional Challenges of Warrantless Search and Seizure in South African Criminal Procedure: A Comparative Analysis

Basdeo, Vinesh
September 2012
African Journal of International & Comparative Law;Sep2012, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p161
Academic Journal
The article addresses the provisions of the South African Criminal Procedure Act pertaining to warrantless search and seizure. It examines the provisions of the South African Police Service Act relating to warrantless search and seizure. It addresses the principles relating to consent, exigent circumstances and search and seizure incidental to arrest. It evaluates whether such warrantless searches and seizures conform to the democratic legal order prescribed by South Africa's Constitution.


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