The Department of Justice just passed into law the Maintenance Amendment Act that seeks inter alia to blacklist defaulters of maintenance support. It also seeks to speed up the process of locating the suspect in the event of a complaint. Law Focus this week seeks to understand and probe into the effectiveness of the new amendment with the assistance of Ms. Peta Josephine from the Department of Justice. Later on, Ms. Joy van der Heyde, a family law attorney at Schuld Inc provides a critique of this amendment. Law Focus also tracks down a paper written by Ms. Pauline Manaka at the outset of the announcement of the Bill prior to its enactment. Ms. Manaka is an associate at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Attorneys. This week’s Law Focus show is brought to by Wits Radio Academy, produced by Ms. Bulali Dyakopu and Hosted by Mr. Basil Sherinda. Technical production provided by Mr. Kutlwano “Gwinch” Serame.