Law Focus

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PODCAST: Law Focus – Labour Brokers

Since the inception of Labour Broking, millions of South Africans in the working class are on temporary employment for many years. By operation of law, temporary employment is meant to only last for three months. Most temporary employees’ contracts are renewed every...

PODCAST: Law Focus – #DataMustFall

#DATAMUSTFALL South Africa’s data costs are amongst the highest on the continent which has resulted in a public outcry in the form of social media campaign #DataMustFall. On #LawFocus we probe the competition in the telecommunications sector with Executive...

PODCAST: LAW FOCUS – Copyright

Copyrights Amendments Act 2017 The creative industry will be undergoing some changes as government proposes new amendments to the Copyright Act of 1978. If passed, these changes will affect the royalty ownership of users, funders and artists at large. We interview...

PODCAST: Law Focus – Ahmed Timol Inquest

Law Focus this week looks at the Ahmed Timol case that is currently undergoing judicial review due to an overlook of a critical jurisdictional fact.  Ahmed Timol was an anti-apartheid activist who was tortured by policemen and allegedly committed suicide by jumping...

PODACST: Law Focus – Parole Protest

For various reasons, the release of a prisoner is a contentious issue in any society. This week Law Focus brings the spotlight onto parole law. Parole is the conditional release of prisoners before they complete their sentence. Paroled prisoners are supervised by a...

PODCAST: Law Focus – Citizenship Rights

Section 20 of the Constitution grants the right to Citizenship. Law Focus this week focusses on the challenges faced by foreign nationals in their pursuit of South African citizenship, particularly naturalisation. The legislation providing for the discussion is the...

PODCAST: Law Focus – Specialised Sexual Offences Courts

Incidences of sexual violation are unacceptably high in South Africa. Law Focus this week focusses on the re-opening of Sexual Offences Courts and their specialised role in providing justice to complainants of sexual violation. The Department of Justice’s Advocate...

PODCAST: Law Focus – Statelessness

What would your life be like if you were not a citizen of any country? Sounds unimaginable right? Well, people who are stateless and are not recognised citizens by any country do exist. Law Focus explores statelessness and its consequences. We look at the accounts of...

PODCAST: Law Focus – Cyber Defamation

Freedom of expression is one of the most important rights central upon the development of any democratic society. Law Focus looks at this exercise of expression on social media and how it can be limited through interdicts and protection orders. Social media law...