- Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
The South African Supreme Court of Appeal is the
South African courtthat has the final say on all matters other than those that involve the interpretation of the constitution. For example, all criminal appeal cases from the High Court end up in this court, unless the appealrelates to a point of constitutional law, in which case the Constitutional Court has the final say. Since 1999, when the Constitutional Court decided "In Re Pharmaceutical Manufacturers" (CCT 31/99), the SCA has been functionally subordinate to the Constitutional Court in nearly all matters.
The Supreme Court of Appeal is the successor to the Appellate Division which existed prior to 1994, as it only hears cases on appeal. Decisions of the Supreme Court of Appeal are binding on all courts of a lower order.
The President of the Supreme Court of Appeal is the Honourable CT Howie and the Deputy President is the Honourable L Mpati. The Supreme Court of Appeal is located in
Bloemfontein, Free State province.
* [http://wwwserver.law.wits.ac.za/sca/index.php Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa official website]
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