Law Focus

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Law Focus – Tom Moyane Corruption Allegations

The president of the Republic has issued in the Gazzette a notice that constitutes a Commission of Inquiry into the affairs of SARS while SARS commissioner Tom Moyane is undergoing a disciplinary hearing; the two proceedings occur simultaneously which has consequently...

Law Focus – Human Trafficking

The socio-economic ills that South Africa battles with are contributing to the increase in human trafficking. This week, Law Focus explores the troubling facts about trafficking in persons. Dept. of Justice and Constitutional Development Legal Administration Officer,...

Law Focus – Rape Culture

South Africa is notorious for its rape statistics. We speak with a Senior Legal Practitioner Mr. Justice Magayi from Legal Aid SA explains the legal concerns of rape culture. We close off with Gender equity Office representatives’ and relationship counselor, Angie...

Law Focus – Termination of Pregnancy

There is an increasing number of illegal backstreet abortion, despite the termination of pregnancy being legal in South Africa. Dr. Malusi Dlamini and Zwanaka Netshifulani (Wits Gender Equity Office) discuss the concerns surrounding reproduction and women having the...

Law Focus – Rental Rights

Wits University students are increasingly frustrated with the rental increase and tenant rights being exploited. This stirred the ‘Accommodation is Land” march that led to City of Johannesburg buildings to hand over a memorandum of demands to mayor Herman Mashaba for...

Law Focus – Mental Health

The stigma around mental health is still rife. In attempting to understand the reasons behind the widespread stigma, we speak to psychiatrist Dr. Steve Molefe who explains the importance of mental health awareness and the role played by medical care. Nicole Breen from...

Law Focus – Legal Concerns of Banking

On backdrop of the VBS scandal where over 2 billion rand was unlawfully extorted from the bank, we interrogate what happens to the poor people that trust banks with their last penny? Joining the discussion is National Secretary of the South African Society of Bank...

Law Focus – Cash-In-Transit Heists

In 2018 South Africa has experienced an increase in cash-in-transit heists in the country. This opened up conversations regarding issues surrounding the heists like the safety of the security guards commuting with the money in the vans. Law Focus this week explores...

Law Focus – Debt Regulation

Many South Africans live under the poverty line and to survive most of these people acquire debt, loans and hire purchase agreements. Law Focus this week looks at debt regulation as facilitated by the National Credit Regulator mandated by the National Credit Act 34 of...

Law Focus – Right to Basic Education

While the most solid manner of overcoming poverty is education, the training at the early stages and age is important. The right to Basic Education is an unqualified right promised by the Constitution along with attendant legislation and policy. The application...