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South Africa is slowly transforming the retributive Western criminal justice system it inherited from colonial times to incorporate African principles of reconciliation and reparation. shutterstock

Why South Africa’s tentative moves toward restorative justice need support

The emergence of the restorative justice philosophy responds to the need to change South Africa’s retributive criminal justice system to accommodate African legal practices.
Alternative dispute resolution grew out of a desire to stay out of court. AAP

Do you need your day in court? The evolution of dispute resolution

As satisfying as it may seem to announce that you’ll see your adversary in court, a good lawyer may be duty bound to tell you otherwise. Nowadays, the range of alternatives to litigation are so well developed…

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