APPEALS AND PAROLE
APPEAL AND REVIEW
It is a fact in any legal system that a Magistrate or Judge might make a mistake. When a Magistrate or Judge makes such an error your matter can go on review or appeal, depending on the nature of the mistake. This includes judgements given in bail applications, a guilty verdict or even a sentence.
Parole in South Africa is not a straightforward process, and the eligibility of parole depends on a multitude of circumstances, including in what year a person was sentenced. When a person becomes eligible for parole, that person is entitled to appear before a parole board. Should the parole board not grant parole, and all the internal processes have been exhausted, the Court can then be approached to overrule the parole board