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Diversion – better than gaol?

Diversion for young offenders


No one would deny that crime is a serious problem in South Africa, particularly violent crime. Sadly, a life outside the law often takes hold at a young age. Young people from challenging home situations may join a gang, or wind up hanging out with another unsuitable group of friends, often older, because it gives them a sense of belonging and self-esteem they lack at home. Sometimes poverty, disadvantage and a sense of hopelessness about the future can drive youth to engage in crime as it may seem like the only alternative.

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Special Event Liquor Licence and How To Get One

Special event liquor licence and how to get one

Special Event liquor licence: Summer is in full swing and it’s the season for outdoor events and parties. Many charities take advantage of the good weather and long days to hold fund-raising events. If you are planning an event for your cause, make sure you stay within the law and obtain all the necessary  liquor licence permits.

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Oscar Pistorius – A Knife Edge For The Blade Runner?

Oscar Pistorius - A Knife Edge For The Blade Runner

Oscar Pistorius, just when freedom seemed so close the Supreme Court of Appeal had other ideas. As has been widely reported in the news, the verdict of culpable homicide in the case of the State versus Oscar Pistorius has been overturned on appeal and instead a verdict of murder has been returned.

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16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women & Children

16 Days of Activism


25 November marks the start of the 16th annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women & Children. This is an international campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the plight of many women and children who suffer violence as a regular occurrence. Here in South Africa, the rape capital of the world, the campaign has particular poignancy.

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Are you in a relationship with a narcissist?

Narcissist relationship help


You meet the love of your life. Charming, attractive, confident, attentive, like you in many ways… what more could you ask for? Maybe you even tie the knot. Then gradually you begin to notice a change in your partner’s behaviour towards you.

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Arrested unlawfully? Don’t wait for the worst to happen

Arrested Unlawfully in South Africa

Arrested unlawfully

Don’t wait for the worst to happen. We’ve written about arrestees’ right in the past, but the recent student protest action both here in Cape Town and across the country, especially at the Union Buildings, has seen a police response out of proportion to the threat posed by students protesting peacefully with a legitimate grievance; and we feel it is important to repeat the process you should follow in the event of arrest.

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Womens Rights – How far have we really come?

Womens Rights

Women’s Rights – August is Women’s Day in South Africa. Although the celebrations centre around the 9th, Women’s Day, in fact the whole month is given over to a reminder and celebration of the role women play in advancing human rights and helping to create a fairer society.

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