Law Focus

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Law Focus – Gender Marker Changes

Tonight’s show is on progressive legislation and processes around name and gender marker changes, for members of the LGBTQIA Plus community. The Department of Home Affairs have recently gazetted its Draft Identity Management Policy, partly in a bid to make South...

Law Focus – Termination of Customary Marriage

Do you know how to terminate a customary marriage? Perhaps you have a family member who’s married in terms of customary law and believes they’re divorced…now the question is are they indeed? One should consider that the ramifications of not terminating a customary...

Law Focus – Profile: Nkopane Mokwena

We’ll be in conversation with 28-year-old Nkopane Mokwena, a young, vibrant admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, who is also a founder and director of Mokwena Nkopane Incorporated, a law firm based in Johannesburg. He acquired his LLB degree at...

Law Focus – Reporting Old Rape Cases

What happens when you finally break the silence and reveal an old rape case? Tonight we’re tackling the trauma that comes with being physically and emotionally violated and how most people take time before they’re able talk about their trauma. We will also focus on...

Law Focus – Profile: Hlengiwe Skosana

Tonight, we’re in conversation with Hlengiwe Skosana, a senior associate at Garlicke & Bousfield’s law firm’s employment law department. She holds an LLB and an LLM in Labour Law from the Nelson Mandela University, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Labour Dispute...

Law Focus – Lease Agreements: What You Need To Know

Do you know your rights as a tenant and what legal steps to take if or when you experience problems? Tonight we’re tackling lease agreements and what you need to know. This as there has been some uncertainty with some students, in terms rental issues especially as...

Law Focus – Decriminalization of Sex Work

We discuss the decriminalization of sex work. Selling sex in South Africa has been illegal since at least the early 1900s and buying sex was criminalized in 2007. The country’s laws also prohibit other aspects of sex work, including running or owning a brothel, living...

Law Focus – Law and Order

Tonight we’re discussing law, order and vigilantism. This is whereby a person or group of people take the law into their own hands, in an attempt to serve justice. In recent weeks we have witnessed various events, on our news platforms where certain organizations,...

Law Focus – National Wills Week

This week an opportunity has been granted to members of the public to draft a basic Will by an attorney free of charge. Legal Aid South Africa (Legal Aid SA) has partnered with the Law Society of South Africa and the Department of Justice and Constitutional...