Related Rule
South Africa
Practice Relating to Rule 82. Recording of the Placement of Landmines
South Africa’s Revised Civic Education Manual (2004) provides that if landmines are used, their exact location must be recorded. 
South Africa, Revised Civic Education Manual, South African National Defence Force, 2004, Chapter 4, § 56(f)(i); see also § 56(f)(iv) (on the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons).
South Africa’s LOAC Teaching Manual (2008) states:
3. Means and Methods of Warfare
Several specific weapons are governed by specific treaties. These treaties establish two categories of weapons, to wit[:]
- Weapons of which the use is totally prohibited; and
- Weapons of which the use is permitted under certain conditions.
Weapons of which the use is Permitted under Certain Conditions:
- Land Mines and Similar Devices (Geneva Protocol II [on] the Use of Mines, Booby-traps and Other Devices dated 10 October 1980)
- Conditions for Permitted Use
- Recording of Minefields, Mines, Booby-traps, etc. (Geneva Protocol II on the Use of Mines, Booby-traps and Other Devices dated 10 October 1980 Article 7). The location of the following must be recorded:
- Pre-planned minefields;
- Areas where large-scale and pre-planned use is made of booby-traps; and
- Other minefields, mines and booby-traps, when the tactical situation permits
- Remotely Delivered Mines (Geneva Protocol II on the Use of Mines, Booby-traps and Other Devices dated 10 October 1980 Article 5)
Remotely delivered mines may be used:
- When their location can be accurately recorded or an effective neutralising mechanism is used on each mine; …
- Determination of Lawful Weapons. In operational planning a commander must consider alternative weapons to be used. The following considerations are important in the consideration of the choice of weapons:
The Need for Control Measures. For example, minefields must be marked and recorded. 
South Africa, Advanced Law of Armed Conflict Teaching Manual, School of Military Justice, 1 April 2008, as amended to 25 October 2013, Learning Unit 3, pp. 174–180.