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Tag Archive: Cape Town Lawyer

Silver splitters – grey divorce and the Gateses

“Silver splitters” – what are the issues for later-life divorce? The average age for divorce in South Africa is 41 for women and 45 for men. 44% of divorces happen between five and nine years of marriage. But there is a growing trend for couples to divorce later in life, personified in the high-profile divorce […]

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27 April – did you know these 10 facts about Freedom Day?

10 facts about Freedom Day

We celebrate Freedom Day every year – but how much do you know about it? April is a wonderful month, packed with public holidays (especially if you count 1 May – Workers’ Day, although this year it falls on a Saturday so it doesn’t feel as much like a holiday). But how much do you […]

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COVID-19 vaccines and your rights and responsibilities

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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine The government announced on Friday (16 April) that the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) is open for those over the age of 60. Vaccination of healthcare workers is ongoing and, though incomplete, will continue concurrently with the next phase of the roll-out. Registration is underway, but […]

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Online harassment – Chrissy Teigen leaves Twitter, citing abuse and hate

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TV personality, cookbook author and former model posted final tweets to 13.7m followers before shutting down account Reprinted from the Guardian, by Ankita Rao – 2021-03-25 Chrissy Teigen: ‘My desire to be liked and fear of pissing people off has made me somebody you didn’t sign up for, and a different human than I started […]

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Women tell men how to make them feel safe after Sarah Everard disappearance

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You may have heard the shocking story of Sarah Everard, a London woman who went missing and was later found dead, a police officer arrested on suspicion of her murder. She was walking home from a friend’s house around 9.00 in the evening, an act that should be perfectly safe (in London, if not in […]

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End femicide: 278 dead – the hidden scandal of older women killed by men

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This article is from the UK’s Guardian newspaper. It contains some shocking statistics on violence against older women. We are sharing it because we believe this happens in our society as well, and these victims are invisible. We know that gender-based violence is endemic in South Africa, but we think of it in the context […]

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Adjusted Alert Level 1 – the state of play regarding evictions

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What is permitted under the new, “adjusted” Alert Level 1 It’s hard to keep up. The regulations for each Alert Level seem to vary each time a level is announced. Adjusted Level 3 was not the same as Level 3 first time round, and the same appears to hold true for Adjusted Level 1. So […]

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Re-adjusted Alert Level 3: Here’s what is changing from today

Reprinted from Business Insider SA – 2021-02-01 You may have listened to the President’s speech or you may have heard the news elsewhere, but as lawyers we’re very fond of the notion of “the avoidance of doubt”. So, to that end, here is the lowdown on the re-adjusted Alert Level 3 rules as featured in Business […]

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Tackling gender-based violence – the “second pandemic”

President Ramaphosa extends Alert Level 3 and announces new measures to combat “second pandemic” of GBV and femicide The President’s speech on 11 January, coming just two weeks after he announced a return to Alert Level 3, albeit “adjusted”, harboured few surprises. Some might have hoped for an end to the alcohol ban, but it […]

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