The Power of Knowledge

The Wits Justice Project (WJP) receives letters on a daily basis from inmates and with every reply the WJP team includes a copy of the ‘Know your rights booklet’. Recently an inmate wrote back to the WJP team, happy to have received the simple booklet. Below is a copy of the letter:

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This booklet deals with interaction with the criminal justice system from the point of arrest to appearing in court – and everything in between. The booklet is an easy-to-read tool that aims to increase levels of education and understanding, specifically so that citizens have a better understanding of their rights.













Know your rights: A simple guide to the South African criminal procedure/Azi Amalungelo Akho: Umhlahlandlela olula wenkambiso yokubhekana nobelelesi eningizimu Afrika is a  Zulu and English guide to navigating the criminal justice system.

Click here to read the booklet in English

and here to read the booklet in Zulu

The Wits Justice Project is not a legal firm, we are group of journalists and researchers. We are offering legal information, rather than legal advice. Please consult a qualified lawyer or paralegal if you need legal advice.


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The Wits Justice Project combines journalism, advocacy, law and education to make the criminal justice system work better for all.

2 Responses to The Power of Knowledge

  1. John Tate says:

    Would you be kind enough to send me a copy of the booklet in question. Further what are requirements for consideration for correctional supervision?

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