Law Focus

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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...

Law Focus – Domestic Workers

The Department of Labour continues to brief and educate employers and employees on the new national minimum wage (NMW) which is set to come into effect from 1 May 2018. The Law Focus show seeks answers on the implementation of this new wage as well as the working...

PODCAST: Law Focus – Commissions of Inquiry

LAW FOCUS – COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY The Constitution mandates the President as the head of the executive to appoint a commission of inquiry whenever it is in the public interest to do. The public has criticised the role of commissions and labelled them a political...

PODCAST: Law Focus – KPMG

KPMG has been in the spotlight for private sector corruption in their audit reports. In particular, KPMG has released a report to SARS where it contained “legal” findings. KPMG was unauthorised to make these legal findings and henceforth this report was invalid and...

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...