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Case selection in the field of law reporting is an extremely important part of publishing. The selection of cases that are current, important, topical and precedent setting is the basis for publishing a commercially sustainable and useful law report series.
Any discussion about presumptions in law would be incomplete without mentioning the presumption of innocence. It is a provision which enshrines rights inherent in the common law, and lies, as O’Regan J remarked in S v Coetzee and Others 1997 (4) BCLR 437 (CC), at the very “heart” of “our law relating to crime and punishment”.