Country South Africa
Year 2015
Type of Measure Justice > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) implemented a flagship programme, Ke Bona Lesedi (I See the Light) which is based on court preparation and victim impact assessment approach. The approach recognizes the substantial need for such an intervention which is based on research on the Criminal Justice System, victims own articulated needs and the accusatorial system with the impact it has on witnesses giving evidence. The needs of witnesses at court are addressed by the “Ke Bona Lesedi” Court Preparation Programme (2001) through which services are rendered by dedicated court preparation officers based in courts throughout the country. 

Source of Information

South Africa's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.120