Law Focus

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Law Focus – Festive Season Legal Advice

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

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

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

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 – Private Security/Security Guards

Law Focus – Private Security/Security Guards

There are times you walk into an establishment and you are searched, or you see private security trying to desist commotion; whatever you may have witnessed or experienced, there are private security guards who function as a type of law enforcement and safety...

Law Focus – Marriage Laws in South Africa

Law Focus – Marriage Laws in South Africa

There are three marital property regimes in South Africa namely, in community of property and out of community of property with or without accrual. Couples who are about to get married tend to overlook the implications of the marriage regimes because of their focus on...

Law Focus – Corporal Punishment

Law Focus – Corporal Punishment

The Constitutional Court has ruled that corporal punishment is illegal in South African homes. This comes after a 2017 high court judgment that outlawed the use of violence in homes. This has been met with some mixed reactions. With parents complaining that children...

Law Focus – Gender Pay Disparity

Law Focus – Gender Pay Disparity

It has been normalized that women are paid less than men in all industries and globally; even in South Africa where equality is apparently prioritized. We enjoy an extremely critical conversation with Genderlinks’ Kubi Rama about how this varying pay gap which has no...