Law Focus

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Law Focus – Forced Sterilization Of Women

In a very important topic following the release of the report by the Commission for Gender Equality on how at least 48 women, mostly HIV positive have been forced into sterilization; we engage on this topical issue with the Commissions’ Javu Baloyi. He highlights...

Law Focus – The Rights and Responsibilities of the Child

Often we dwell on the rights of the child, but struggle to engage on the responsibility angle. We address what it means for children to have rights in the context of issues of negligence and deaths in schools, homes and within the authority of persons in power; with...

Law Focus – Profile: Josèlynn Fember

Josèlynn Fember is a young and ambitious female attorney who was first introduced to South Africa as a child actress on Soul Buddies. She has overcome myriads of challenges as a black woman leading to her determination, success and inspirational courage to endeavour...

Law Focus – Animal Rights

Animal Rights should be of huge concern to all sectors of our population, although that is unfortunately not always the case. The Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962 which has been amended quite a few times has advocated massive strides in the treatment of animals;...

Law Focus – Deceased Estates

With the reality that every single one of us will die one day, it is important to not take it for granted who should inherit our assets and other benefits that we certainly cannot take with to the grave. As we delve into both testate and intestate law; we also tackle...

Law Focus – Festive Season Legal Advice

Regional and district courts continue to operate during the festive season with lawyers generally handling cases that have to do with speed limits, drinking and driving, drunk driving, road rage and assault. It is common to not fully know one’s legal rights regarding...

Law Focus – Gender Based Voilence in Schools

As we commemorate 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, we highlight the high rate of school related gender-based violence in the schooling system. South Africa sadly, has become home to alarming levels of violence against women and children,...

Law Focus – Climate Justice

The effects of climate change have been overtly experienced throughout the world; from droughts and floods to tornadoes and extreme heat conditions. Food insecurity, poverty and inflation are some of the major results of these effects of global warming which South...

Law Focus – Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Most of South Africa was up in arms following an announcement by The Department of Basic Education that it will place more emphasis on sexuality education in schools; this was interpreted to mean a new proposed Sexuality Curriculum. In conversation, we have the...

Law Focus – On The Spotlight: Presidential Pardon

Following the case of the #feesmustfall activist Khanya Cekeshe in which the Minister of Justice suggested presidential pardon, the show tackled the topical issue of presidential pardons. We were joined by Christine Botha, manager of the Centre for the Constitutional...