Related Rule
South Africa
Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
South Africa’s LOAC Manual (1996) provides: “All wounded, sick and shipwrecked … shall be treated humanely.” 
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, § 31.
South Africa’s Revised Civic Education Manual (2004) states: “All wounded, sick and shipwrecked, to whatever party they belong, … shall be treated humanely”. 
South Africa, Revised Civic Education Manual, South African National Defence Force, 2004, Chapter 4, § 53.
South Africa’s LOAC Manual (1996) states: “Soldiers who have surrendered or who are in the control of the enemy … must be protected.” 
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.
South Africa’s Revised Civic Education Manual (2004) states: “Treatment of POWs [prisoners of war] must always be humane.” 
South Africa, Revised Civic Education Manual, South African National Defence Force, 2004, Chapter 4, § 77.
The manual also provides that prisoners of war are entitled to “[p]rotection against abuse”. 
South Africa, Revised Civic Education Manual, South African National Defence Force, 2004, Chapter 4, § 74.
Furthermore, the manual provides that the mistreatment of prisoners of war is a grave breach of the law of armed conflict and a war crime. 
South Africa, Revised Civic Education Manual, South African National Defence Force, 2004, Chapter 4, § 57.