July 4, 2018

I’M A WITNESS IN A COURT CASE: WHAT MUST I DO?

You might have seen something that you did not intend to see or you have decided that you want to be of help to someone. Either way, being a court […]
June 1, 2018

CAN MEDIATION SAVE YOU SIGNIFICANT COSTS THAN LITIGATION?

Litigation is the primary method of dispute resolution in the South African justice system. Essentially, litigation is the institutionalised process adopted by the court system as the method of resolving […]
May 7, 2018

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS

Medical negligence refers to a negative consequence of a medical treatment that could have been avoided by the medical practitioner. The Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 outlines South African […]
April 4, 2018

CAN THE POLICE SEARCH A PERSON WITHOUT A WARRANT OF ARREST?

This article focuses on primarily whether the police may search a person without a warrant of arrest. On the face of it, it would appear that the search and seizure […]
March 2, 2018

SPANKING YOUR CHILD IS ILLEGAL IN SOUTH AFRICA

The South Gauteng High Court ruled that the common law defence of reasonable chastisement is not in line with the Constitution and no longer applies in our law. This means […]
January 31, 2018

CONFLICTING STATEMENTS IN COURT

With the number of videos being leaked on social media, regarding situations of assault, defamation and hate speech, it becomes that much easier for the defendant to be found guilty […]
December 14, 2017

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SOMEONE IS ARRESTED FOR A CRIME?

        Arrest is one of the lawful methods of securing the attendance of an accused person in court. It is also the most drastic method. Section 38 […]
December 5, 2017

ARBITRATION: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

If two parties have a dispute and conciliation fails, you may request to resolve the dispute by arbitration. At an arbitration hearing, a commissioner gives both parties an opportunity to fully state […]
September 6, 2017

IS UBER LEGAL?

Following the death of one of Uber’s employees due to clashes between Uber drivers and taxi drivers, the Department of Labour has clarified its position in terms of labour legislation. […]