Law Focus

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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...

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...

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...