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National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and others

8 December 2016

Constitutional Court 

Citation: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Another [2016] ZACC 46

Date: 8 December 2016

Judge: Khampepe J (unanimous)

The Constitutional Court found that the Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1993 (SPCA Act) authorises the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to institute private prosecution against persons who had allegedly committed offences in terms of the SPCA Act.

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