Understanding the National Prosecuting Authority

2020-06-23

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is central to the rule of law, and should stand for justice for everyone in South Africa.

In the criminal justice system, the police investigate crimes and make arrests, the NPA prepares and conducts prosecutions, and the courts evaluate cases and pass judgments. This document explains the role of the NPA and the steps required by legislation to bring prosecutions and secure convictions.

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