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Time to hit the “pause” button on evictions?

By Eviction Lawyers South Africa Mar 24, 2020 COVID 19, Eviction news, Eviction notice, Evictions Elsewhere in the world legislation is ensuring tenants don’t lose their homes due to COVID 19. As if we didn’t have enough to worry about. COVID 19 is making everyone anxious for their health. Although the vast majority of patients […]

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Wise words from Bill Gates

We came across these words from Bill Gates that are making the rounds. We can’t verify that they come from Bill Gates; they are not showing on his official website, but they sound like something he would say. And even if he didn’t, someone did, and they offer a meaningful reflection for all of us, […]

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Human Rights in a time of pandemic

How might COVID19 impact or even restrict our human rights? This weekend was Human Rights Day, and we observe and reflect on human rights throughout the month of March. But March 2020 is like no other in recent history. As a nation and as a global community we face a threat that, like human rights, […]

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Caging the Viper: COVID-19 and South African Law

By Simon David Dippenaar The State President’s announcement of a state of national disaster to deal with the Corona Virus pandemic, on 15th March 2020, will allow extra-ordinary measures, such as the closure of ports of entry, primary and secondary schools and the prohibition on gatherings of more than one hundred people. In such a […]

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Unmerging your money after a divorce

How to set yourself up for independent financial security. Your matrimonial property regime forms the basis of how your assets will be divided in the event of divorce. However, once your divorce has been finalised by the courts, you will need to unpick what was once your merged finances and set yourself up for independent […]

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Sex, porn and toxic masculinity: the struggle to bring up better boys

Two new books and a film suggest young men need compassion and support to tackle their adolescent alienation We’ve written previously about toxic masculinity, #metoo, and gender-based violence and discrimination. This article from the Guardian, by Vanessa Thorpe, 2020-03-14, reviews several new attempts to redefine modern masculinity. The views expressed are not necessarily those of […]

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Nuisance law – when an odour mushrooms out of control

How the stench from a neighbouring mushroom farm became a court case Case law is the bane of every law student’s existence. Unlike statutory law, which is straightforward legislation and generally unambiguous, case law involves the analysis of previous legal decisions to analyse a new case and resolve ambiguities. The study of case law is […]

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Housing giant denies illegally evicting Rondebosch tenant

Cape Town – Social housing giant Communicare has dismissed claims that a Rondebosch tenant was unlawfully evicted. Karabo Makgoane, who lived at the Welverdiend complex, claimed that she was unlawfully evicted by Communicare because the organisation was supposed to give her alternative accommodation. “I have been living in the Welverdiend flat since 2017. I was […]

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East police clamp down on illegal liquor outlets

Mamelodi East SAPS management and their officers hit the ground to ensure that all illegal liquor outlets are closed down.
A total of 36 illegal liquor outlets were closed down and liquor worth R130 000 confiscated at the weekend in Mamelodi.

This came after the Mamelodi East police management and their officers and other law enforcement agencies hit the ground to ensure all illegal liquor outlets were closed down.

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Harsh Sentence for a Minor Crime

We came across an interesting case recently where the punishment most definitely did not fit the crime. A petty criminal received an unduly harsh sentence. Furthermore, there were minor children involved who might have been left without their caregiver if the sentence had been carried out. An accused appeared before a magistrates court for the […]

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