- S V Pilane 2017 (2) SACR 154 (SCA)
Section 165 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (“the CPA”) provides as follows:
“165. Oath, affirmation or admonition may be administered by or through an interpreter or intermediary
Where the person concerned is to give his/her evidence through an interpreter or an intermediary appointed under section 170A(1), the oath, affirmation or admonition under section 162, 163 or 164 shall be administered by the presiding judge or judicial officer or the registrar of the court, as the case may be, through the interpreter or intermediary OR by the interpreter or intermediary in the presence or under the eyes of the presiding judge or judicial officer, as the case may be.”
In Servamus: December 2016 Pollex discussed the case of S v Pilane 2016 (1) SACR 247 (NWM) (hereinafter referred to as the “first Pilane case”).