Related Rule
South Africa
Practice Relating to Rule 46. Orders or Threats That No Quarter Will Be Given
South Africa’s LOAC Manual (1996) states: “It is a war crime to order troops to ‘take no prisoners’.” 
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, § 30, note 2.
South Africa’s Revised Civic Education Manual (2004) states: “It is a war crime to order troops to ‘take no prisoners’.” 
South Africa, Revised Civic Education Manual, South African National Defence Force, 2004, Chapter 4, § 52.
South Africa’s ICC Act (2002) reproduces the war crimes listed in the 1998 ICC Statute, including “declaring that no quarter will be given” in both international and non-international armed conflicts. 
South Africa, ICC Act, 2002, Schedule 1, Part 3, §§ (b)(xii) and (e)(x).