Here, we deal with bail applications, drunk driving, protection orders / Interdicts, murder, culpable homicide, rape, child abuse and negligence, and unlawful arrest. We also, deal with the following:
Schedule 1 offence which includes:
- Public violence,
- Culpable homicide,
- Child stealing,
- Sexual assault compelled sexual assault or compelled self-sexual assault as contemplated in sections 5, 6 or 7 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007, respectively.
Schedule 5 offenses include murder, attempted murder, indecent assault, rape, drug-related crimes, especially where the drugs are found to be worth R50 000 or more, corruption, extortion, fraud, forgery or theft to the value of R500 000, the illegal dealing in or smuggling of firearms.
Schedule 6 offenses include murder when it was planned or premeditated and rape when committed in circumstances where the victim was raped more than once, whether by the accused or by any co-perpetrator or accomplice.
A Schedule 7 offense is generally more serious than that for which the police may fix bail. e.g. culpable homicide (manslaughter), assault, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, robbery, theft, fraud (where the amount involved does not exceed R20,000) and possession of drugs, and more.