Related Rule
South Africa
Practice Relating to Rule 145. Reprisals
Section C. Proportionality of reprisals
South Africa’s LOAC Manual (1996) states that “reprisals are only permitted according to strict criteria”. 
South Africa, Presentation on the South African Approach to International Humanitarian Law, Appendix A, Chapter 4: International Humanitarian Law (The Law of Armed Conflict), National Defence Force, 1996, § 34(e).