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New rules for SA psychologists testifying in Namibia courts

Publish date: 10 September 2018
Issue Number: 790
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: General

For as long as anyone can remember psychologists from SA, called to give expert evidence in the courts of their Namibian neighbours, have been able to do so without a problem. But no longer. As Carmel Rickard explains, in her A Matter of Justice column on the Legalbrief site, a new decision, delivered as part of what appears to be a bitterly-contested divorce dispute, has held that no psychologist may give expert evidence in court unless registered with Namibia's professional council, and that includes practitioners from SA.

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A Matter of Justice