Law Focus

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Law Focus – Human Rights

Human Rights are essentially a set of agreed principles, which affirm and uphold the dignity of a person. The rights are concerned with fairness, respect and independence and recognize our freedom to make certain life choices and realize our potential as human beings...

Law Focus – Criminal Charges Involving Minors

In light of the recent public outcry for #JusticeForThoriso which involves the violent murder of 28 year old Thoriso Themane at the alleged hands of seven teenagers aged between 13 and 16 from Capricorn High School in Polokwane, Law Focus decided to examine what the...

Law Focus – The violation of human rights in sports

Sports has a unique ability to unite people of different backgrounds, races, genders and nationalities. In more ways than one, sports has directly affected and influenced society by breaking down preconceptions and challenging the status quo. One athlete who has...

Law Focus – The Criminalization of HIV

In 2013 the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria sentenced Lovers Phiri, a former Department of Health HIV counselor to six years in jail after he had unprotected sex with his then girlfriend and never disclosed his status to her, he was subsequently convicted of...

Law Focus – The Right To Assemble

As the 2019 academic year begins, universities across the country have been in disarray and turmoil as students have rallied together to protest various issues at their institutions. These protests have obtained nationwide attention for various reasons but more...

Law Focus – Commission of Inquiry

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed four commissions of inquiry in the first nine months of his presidency, but do we really understand the fundamentals, structures and purpose of a commission of inquiry? Law Focus this week unpacks the function of a commission of...

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...