Law Focus

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Law Focus – Self Representation in Court

Law Focus this week discusses the pros and cons of self-representation in court. Legal Aid SA advice line manager, Dennis Masango, speaks on the pros and cons of self-representation and advises people to approach Legal Aid SA for representation. From Mapheto...

Law Focus – Laand Grab and Housing

Landlessness in South Africa continues to pain many since it touches at the heart of property rights and thus at the core of people’s dignity and belonging. Law Focus this week analyses the legal effects of the unlawful occupation of land (land grabs) along with the...

Law Focus – Expropriation without compensation

“We are a conquered nation” retorts EFF CIC Julius Malema. This was said in call to have Land expropriated without compensation. Law Focus this week focusses on the call to amend section 25 of the Constitution to allow for expropriation of land without compensation....

Law Focus – Wrongful Arrest

In 1992, two men called Fusi Mofokeng and Tshokolo Mokoena were arrested and convicted on a charge of murder. Subsequently, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) granted them an opportunity to confess but they declined to, insisting on their innocence. They...

Law Focus – Listeriosis and class action

Listeriosis has claimed 180 lives in South Africa. Listeria is a bacteria that attacks the immune system and is found products like polony and meat products. The bacteria was traced back to the facilities in Polokwane that belong to Tiger. Law Focus this week brings...

Law Focus – Road Accident Fund

Law Focus this week highlights the yearly statistics of road accidents during the Easter weekend. The focus bifurcates between the role and function of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and its litigation statistics on the one hand; and the role and functions of the Road...

Law Focus – Crime rise and sentencing

With the reinstatement of Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, on the one hand and the high crime rates on the other hand, this brought the spotlight on the connection between crime rate and the corrections model that South Africa currently has. Law focus this week...

Law Focus – Domestic Workers

The Department of Labour continues to brief and educate employers and employees on the new national minimum wage (NMW) which is set to come into effect from 1 May 2018. The Law Focus show seeks answers on the implementation of this new wage as well as the working...

PODCAST: Law Focus – Commissions of Inquiry

LAW FOCUS – COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY The Constitution mandates the President as the head of the executive to appoint a commission of inquiry whenever it is in the public interest to do. The public has criticised the role of commissions and labelled them a political...

PODCAST: Law Focus – KPMG

KPMG has been in the spotlight for private sector corruption in their audit reports. In particular, KPMG has released a report to SARS where it contained “legal” findings. KPMG was unauthorised to make these legal findings and henceforth this report was invalid and...