Criminal Procedure Act

In jurisdictions where the provisions of the AARTO Act do not apply, the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act 51 of 1977) is used to prosecute road traffic infringements and offences. The Criminal Procedure Act is also used to prosecute serious road traffic offences which are scheduled as “offences” in Schedule 3 of the AARTO Act.

Where to get copies of legislation.

Free resources

All of the above national legislation is available at the SA Government website, however, we must warn you that since legislation is often amended, what you get from that website can be very outdated and piecing the various amendments together can be a laborious task.

For provincial legislation and municipal bylaws, you will need to consult the website of the appropriate provincial government or local municipality.

Commercial resources

Your task could be made a lot easier by using one of the commercial enterprises that provide consolidated versions of legislation, amongst whom are:

The services above vary in just how up to date they are with the currently applicable legislation, but share one thing in common. None of them are what could be described as cheap.