Law Focus

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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...

Law Focus – Child Protection and Scholar Abuse

The physical and psychological integrity along with the dignity of the child is brought to spotlight by Child Protection Week. Law Focus this week looks at Child Protection and Scholar abuse. Insight is also brought in from the CEO of Childline Dumisile Nala. Cynthia...

Law Focus – Sexual Harassment

Law Focus this week highlights sexual harassment in various institutions in South Africa. This discussion is placed in the context of section 9, 10, 12 of the Constitution, read together with Protection of Harassment Act, the Employment Equity Act, and Prevention of...

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...