JUSTICE TRAINING CENTRE

CRIMINAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE PROGRAMME 2009
LECTURER: Prof. Nico Horn
PRESCRIBED BOOKS:
Joubert JJ (ed) et al., CIMINAL PROCEDURE HANDBOOK, Juta, Kenwyn, SIXTH Edition (2002) or
Fourth Edition (1999)
THE NAMIBIAN CONSTITUTION; THE NAMIBIAN CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACTS (ACT 51 OF
1977 AND 25 OF 2004. NB: The Namibian Act differs substantially from the RSA Act.
Horn, N & Bösl, A. 2008 THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY IN NAMIBIA, Windhoek:
MACMILLAN.
Horn, N & Schwikkard, P. 2008 Commentary of the Criminal Procedure Act, 25 of 2004, Windhoek:
RECOMMENDED REFERENCE: (DO NOT BUY)
Horn, N & Bösl, A. 2008. HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE RULE OF LAW IN NAMIBIA, Windhoek:
MACMILLAN.
Du Toit, E et al., COMMENTARY ON THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT (revised edition 1993).
The Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems.
Reading:

An inquisitorial system of criminal justice offers the best system for ensuring
that those guilty of committing criminal offences are convicted and that
the innocent are acquitted.
http://www.law-essays-uk.com/freeessays/inquisitorial-system-criminaljustice.php
Inquisitorial system,
http://law.jrank.org/pages/7663/Inquisitorial-System.html
South African Law Commission Paper 96
http://www.saflii.org.za/za/other/zalc/dp/96/96-CHAPTER-4.html
Adversary System: Who Wins? Who Loses?
http://law.jrank.org/pages/4120/Adversary-System.html

Reading:

Common law and civil law
ABSOLUTE ASTRONOMY.COM
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Law_of_South_Africa
Basic principles, values and constitutionalism
CHAPTER 1: Joubert
Amoo & Skeffers, The Rule of Law in Namibia, In Human Rights and the
Rule of Law in Namibia, p17

Prescribed:

The criminal courts of Namibia
Amoo, S. The Structure of the Namibian Judicial System, in The Independence of the
Judicuary in Namibia, p. 69ff.
NB RSA and Namibia differ substantially.
Independence of the Judiciary
Capita Selecta from Independence of the Judiciary (Horn & Bösl)
See the articles on the Prosecutor-General, the profession, the magistrates.

Prescribed:

Prosecutorial Authority in Namibia
Independence of the Judiciary (Horn & Bösl), Section 4 99 ff.
Ex Parte Attorney-General In Re: The Constitutional Relationship between
the Attorney-General and the Prosecutor-General 1998 NR 282 (SC)
Arrest

S v Malumo and others (2) 2007 (1) NR 198 (HC)
S v Kazondandona 2007 (2) NR 394 (HC)
S v Nunes 2001 NR 43 (HC)
Search and seizure
De Jager v Government of the Republic of Namibia and Another 2006 (1) NR 198 (HC)
S v Malumo and Others (2) 2007 (1) NR 198 (HC)
Swanepoel v Minister of Home Affairs and Others 2000 NR 93 (HC)
Disclosure
S v. Scholtz 1998 NR 207 (SC)
S v. Nassar 1994 NR 233 (HC)
Article of Y Dausab in Horn & Schwikkard
Stay of Prosecutions
S v. Heidenreich 1995 NR 234 (HC)
Section 119 plea Indictments and charge sheets
Further particulars
Right to legal representation, Pre-trial Conference.
S v. Kapika and Others (1) 1997 NR 286 (HC)
S v. De Wee 1999 NR 122 (HC)
S v. Kau and Others 1995 1 (SC)
Arraignment and plea of an accused
Mazandela v The State, unreported appeal judgment of the High Court, 2000
Section 174
S v. Campbell and Others 1990 NR 310 (HC)
Sv Le Roux
Review and Appeal
S v. Strowitski 1994 NR 265 (HC)
S v Rittmann unreported case of the Namibian Supreme Court, delivered
concurring.

Table of selected cases

Cases
De Roeck v. Campbell and Others (1) 1990 NR 28 (HC).....................................................
Ex Parte Attorney-General In Re: The Constitutional Relationship between the AttorneyGeneral and the Prosecutor-General 1998 NR 282 (SC)...................................................
Ex Parte Attorney-General In Re: The Constitutional Relationship Between The AttorneyGeneral And The Prosecutor-General 1998 NR 282 (SC).................................................
Ex Parte Attorney-General In Re: The Relationship Between The Attorney-General And The
Prosecutor-General 1998 NR 282 (SC)..........Ex Parte Attorney-General: In re Corporal
Punishment by Organs of State 1991 NR 178 (SC)Garces v. Fourche and Others 1997 NR
278 (HC)......Government of the Republic of Namibia and Another v. Cultura 2000 and
Another 1993 NR 328 (SC)Julius v. Commanding Officer, Windhoek Prison and Others;
Nel v. Commanding Officer, Windhoek Prison and Others 1996 NR 390 (HC)...............
Kauesa v. Minister of Home Affairs and Others 1994 NR 102 (HC)....................................
Kauesa v. Minister of Home Affairs and Others 1995 NR 175 (SC).....................................
Koortzen and Others v. Prosecutor-General and Another 1997 NR 188 (HC)......................
Limbo v. President of the Republic of Namibia and Another 1992 NR 102 (HC)................
Minister of Defence v. Mwandinghi 1993 NR 63 (SC).........................................................
Mwandingi v. Minister of Defence 1995 NR 91 (HC)..........................................................
Namib Wood Industries (Pty) Ltd v. Mutiltha NO and Another 1991 NR 158 (HC)............
Olyvia Martha Ekandjo-Imalwa v. The Law Society of Namibia and the Namibian Law
Association; The Law Society and The Namibian Law Association v. The AttorneyGeneral of the Republic of Namibia; The Prosecutor-General of the Republic of Namibia;
The Government of the Republic of Namibia and Olyvia Martha Ekandjo-Imalwa Case
No. (P) A55/03 (unreported)..............................................................................................
R v. Steyn 1959 (1) SA 324 (A).............................................................................................
S v. Acheson 1991 NR 1 (HC)...............................................................................................
S v. Amujekela 1991 NR 303 (HC).......................................................................................
S v. Boois; S v. Thomas 1991 NR 455 (HC).........................................................................
S v. Brand and Various Other Cases 1991 NR 356 (HC)......................................................
S v. Bruwer 1993 NR 219 (HC).............................................................................................
S v. Campbell and Others 1990 NR 310 (HC).......................................................................
S v. Damaseb and Another 1991 NR 371 (HC).....................................................................
S v. De Bruyn 1999 NR 1 (HC).............................................................................................
S v. De Wee 1999 NR 122 (HC)............................................................................................
S v. Drayer and Another 1990 NR 237 (SC).........................................................................
S v. Du Plessis and Another 1992 NR 74 (HC).....................................................................
S v. Haikele and Others 1992 NR 54 (HC)............................................................................
S v. Heidenreich 1995 NR 234 (HC).....................................................................................
S v. Kamajame and Others 1993 NR 193 (HC).....................................................................
S v. Kandovazu 1998 NR 1 (SC)...........................................................................................
S v. Kapika and Others (1) 1997 NR 286 (HC).....................................................................
S v. Kau and Others 1995 1 (SC)...........................................................................................
S v. Khoeinmab 1991 NR 99 (HC)........................................................................................
S v. Kuzatjike 1992 NR 70 (HC)...........................................................................................
S v. Likuwa 1999 NR 151 (HC)............................................................................................
S v. Lucas 1996 NR 323 (HC)...............................................................................................
S v. Makwanyane 1995 (3) SA 391 (CC)..............................................................................
S v. Mbahapa 1991 NR 274 (HC)..........................................................................................
S v. Minnies and Another 1990 NR 177 (HC).......................................................................
S v. Mwambazi 1990 NR 353 (HC).......................................................................................

S v. Nassar 1994 NR 233 (HC)..............................................................................................
S v. Ngunovandu 1996 NR 306 (HC)....................................................................................
S v. Pineiro 1991 NR 424 (HC).............................................................................................
S v. Rooyen and Another (HC)..............................................................................................
S v. Rooyen and Another 1992 NR 165 (HC).......................................................................
S v. Sanders 1990 348 (HC)..................................................................................................
S v. Scholtz 1998 NR 207 (SC).............................................................................................
S v. Shikunga and Another 1997 NR 156 (SC).....................................................................
S v. Strauss 1990 NR 71 (HC)...............................................................................................
S v. Strowitski 1994 NR 265 (HC)........................................................................................
S v. T jiho 1991 NR 361 (HC)...............................................................................................
S v. Tcoeib 1999 NR 24 (SC).................................................................................................
S v. Timotheus 1995 NR (HC)...............................................................................................
S v. Titus 1991 NR 318 (HC).................................................................................................
S v. Uahanga 1998 NR 160 (HC)..........................................................................................
S v. Van den Berg 1995 NR 23 (HC).....................................................................................
S v. Van Wyk 1993 NR 426 (SC)...........................................................................................
S v. Vries 1998 NR 244 (HC)................................................................................................
S v. Wasserfall 1992 NR 18 (HC)..........................................................................................
S v. Wellington 1990 NR 20 (HC).........................................................................................
S v. Willemse 1990 NR 344 (HC)..........................................................................................
S v. William 1992 NR 268 (HC)............................................................................................
S v.Soabeb and Others 1992 NR 280 (HC)...........................................................................
Swart v. Minister Affairs, Namibia 1997 NR 268 (HC)........................................................
The Government of the Republic of Namibia, the Director of Legal Aid, the ProsecutorGeneral v. Geoffrey Kupuzo Mwilima and all other Accused In The Caprivi Treason Case
No.: SA 29/2001 (unreported)...........................................................................................
Van As and Another v. Prosecutor-General 2000 NR 271 (HC)............................................
Zigli v. Mcleod (1904) 21 SC 150.........................................................................................