July 11, 2019

Private schools in South Africa are not above the law

Private schools in South Africa are essentially autonomous in how they govern and operate. But does this entitle private schools to operate to such an extent that they regard themselves […]
May 6, 2019

WHEN WILL PRESCRIPTION COMMENCE IN MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS?

In Links v MEC for Health, Northern Cape 2016 (5) BCLR 656 (CC), the Constitutional Court examined this issue and granted a judgment with potentially far-reaching consequences for medical negligence […]
April 9, 2019

THE CYBERCRIMES BILL: MALICIOUS MESSAGING OVER SOCIAL MEDIA COULD SEND YOU TO JAIL

South Africans will soon have to be much more careful and think twice about the messages they send over WhatsApp and other social media platforms, as the Cybercrimes Bill (“the […]
March 4, 2019

WHAT FACTORS ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT BY THE COURT WHEN CONSIDERING A FORMAL BAIL APPLICATION?

The granting of bail is in the nature of a contract in terms of which the state commits itself to the accused’s continued interim freedom once the court has authorised […]
January 9, 2019

CHOOSING MEDIATION WHEN RESOLVING DISPUTES

If I suggest mediation to a party with whom I have a dispute, am I signalling that I lack confidence in my own case? Mediation offers many advantages to parties […]
December 6, 2018

THE CANNABIS JUDGMENT: IS IT LEGAL NOW?

Cannabis has historically been criminalised in South Africa. It has, until recently, been a criminal offence to possess, cultivate or use cannabis. However, this position has been drastically altered by […]
November 1, 2018

Can trustees ban your pet in a sectional title scheme?

Problems around the ownership of pets are common amongst owners of sectional title properties, but while laws may be imposed by the trustees of the bodies corporate, the requirement for […]
September 10, 2018

BAIL IN SOUTH AFRICA

In any court case when a person is arrested, the accused person remains to be presumed not guilty until the court finds such person guilty. In our law no one […]
August 2, 2018

THE A, B AND C OF SERVICE OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS

How are legal documents supposed to be served, and what is regarded as invalid service? Purpose of service of legal documents: The fundamental rule with regards to service is that […]