Illegal sales of alcohol and asset forfeiture

Show simple item record Ngidi, Karabo 2014-02-13T06:24:32Z 2014-02-13T06:24:32Z 2013-09
dc.description.abstract The Constitutional Court recently confirmed an order for the forfeiture of a house from which an unlawful shebeen had been run for years (Van der Burg and Another v National Director of Public Prosecutions).1 In deciding whether to confirm the order of the full bench of the High Court, Justice van der Westhuizen, writing for a unanimous court, addressed the following questions: whether the house was an instrumentality of an offence; whether the illegal sale of alcohol is an organised crime; the proportionality of the crime to the forfeiture under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998 (the POCA); as well as the impact of the forfeiture on the rights of the children that lived in the house. This judgment comes at a time where issues such as the proposal for the reduction of the legal limit of alcohol for drivers to 0%2 are topical, and seems to point to a tougher stance towards the sale and consumption of alcohol in South Africa. The judgment may therefore be seen as a warning that the illegal sale of alcohol and running of a shebeen will no longer be seen as business as usual in cases where the seller does not heed the call to desist such business. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ngidi, K 2013, 'Illegal sales of alcohol and asset forfeiture', South African Crime Quarterly, no. 45, pp. 33-40. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1991-3877
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Institute for Security Studies en_US
dc.rights © 2013, Institute for Security Studies en_US
dc.subject Illegal sales en_US
dc.subject Alcohol en_US
dc.subject Asset forfeiture en_US
dc.subject Constitutional court en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.title Illegal sales of alcohol and asset forfeiture en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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