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Getting legal support after a sexual assault or rape

2014-12-10 09:31

In a society of rape culture and very little justice for women, there is only one thing that can give us power, and that is knowledge. Here are a few important things to know about your rights.

Oscar – the long-awaited verdict

2014-10-22 11:14

Oscar’s received a lenient sentence, and with good behaviour, could be out of jail and back in the mansion in less than a year. CyberShrink comments.

No more VAT fat for developers

2014-10-01 10:52

Unprepared property developers are in for a nasty shock when VAT relief designed to assist with cash flow comes to an end on the first day of 2015.

Considerations before moving in together

2014-09-22 15:08

Many couples consider moving in together at some stage in their relationships and it is important to consider the financial implications of living together.

Sex workers call on government to decriminalise sex work

2014-07-29 14:36

Decriminalisation of sex work has been found to have the greatest potential effect on HIV infections.

Is it finally time to end the war on drugs?

2014-05-08 11:08

Nobel-prize winning economists, the deputy prime minister of Britain and others all say the same thing: it's time to end the war on drugs.

UK to set drug-driving limits

2014-03-28 14:29

The British government’s ambition to create drug-driving limits moved a step closer following the results of two public consultations. Should such limits be applied in SA?

Voting #selfies not allowed

2014-03-18 14:08

If you thought of taking a selfie on election day whilst voting, think again - you might end up in jail.

No-driver cars: Still testing, laws needed now

2014-03-12 09:56

Driverless cars are being tested but might only be in global markets in several years, yet the California State has been tasked to write the legislature for this new technology before it's even a reality. Oy vey.

Know your child maintenance rights

2013-10-04 19:00

Stop worrying about how you will ensure your children’s financial future and get clued up.

Know your rights: Child maintenance

2013-09-26 14:15

Stop worrying about how you will ensure your children’s financial future and get clued up.

Know your child maintenance rights

2013-09-25 12:00

Stop worrying about how you will ensure your children’s financial future and get clued up.

No-pics law for traffic cops

2013-08-23 06:18

New rules that require the public and journalists to seek permission to photograph or film on-duty traffic cops have provoked criticism in Vietnam.

Don't tell the kids about homosexuality

2013-06-19 14:59

Russia has passed a law that makes telling children about homosexuality illegal.

KZN loses pothole appeal

2013-05-14 13:30

The kwaZulu-Natal administration has been refused leave to appeal against a finding that its failure to repair a giant pothole caused a taxi passenger to lose a hand.

Bikers' killer still unsentenced

2013-03-14 14:09

The case against a Hummer driver found guilty of culpable homicide after crashing into three motorcyclists was postponed in the Pretoria North Regional Court.

Buckle-up law turns 30: Do you?

2013-01-31 12:25

Compulsory seat-belt wearing was implemented in the UK in 1983 but still people are killed or hurt by failing to use one. So, do YOU wear YOURS?

Reader: Elbow fine a joke

2013-01-21 08:41

Wheels24 reader JURGENS VAN EEDEN believes that citizens will never respects the South African police unless they begin upholding the law.

Your rights as a temporary employee

2012-12-12 12:02

The recent developments in SA's labour laws could help freelancers or temporary employees be more protected from being exploited.

Cape's 'Hall of Shame' drivers

2012-10-08 12:37

As part of its 'Lead SA' campaign the Cape Argus has "named and shamed" 56 people convicted of "driving under the influence". Is your name there? Check out the "Hall of Shame"...

Your rights as a temporary employee

2012-05-31 15:33

The recent developments in SA's labour laws could help freelancers or temporary employees be more protected from being exploited.

Law vs Disorder

2011-04-14 22:20

Stephen Mulholland warns of the perils of eroding the rule of law.

Cutting costs – and jargon

2011-03-24 00:00

South Africa’s law fraternity takes exception to the suggestion it may in a lot of ways be doing a number on those who engage their services. In fact, when Finweek’s online partner Fin24.com tussled with some of Sandton’s biggest and baddest about some of their gratuitous displays of wealth, many responded by saying corporate SA should be grateful to be chosen by some of the big name law firms.

Law fails taxpayers, warns expert

2011-01-11 16:39

An expert says taxpayers could be prejudiced because not every return is assessed and taxpayers are unable to disclose their interpretation of the rules.

New bill sparks law firm to help poor

2010-10-07 14:31

Draft legislation to make pro bono community work compulsory for legal firms has prodded a law firm to set up a section to give free legal services to the poor.

 

A century's old bank for a century's old law firm

2014-12-02 09:43

ADVERTORIAL: With over 147 years in the legal profession, Garlicke & Bousfield has built a solid reputation as one of the leading law firms in KwaZulu-Natal.

Little law breakers

2014-10-10 13:05

Have your children broken the law? Mine have and they’re not even teenagers yet!

Damages for adultery no longer allowed

2014-09-26 15:38

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that adultery is no longer a legal basis for claiming compensation for harm.

Sex workers call on government to decriminalise sex work

2014-07-29 13:59

Decriminalisation of sex work has been found to have the greatest potential effect on HIV infections.

Little law breakers

2014-04-16 01:15

Have your children broken the law? Mine have and they’re not even teenagers yet!

Little law breakers

2014-03-21 15:00

Have your children broken the law? Mine have and they’re not even teenagers yet!

No-driver cars: Still testing, laws needed now

2014-03-12 19:00

Driverless cars are being tested but might only be in global markets in several years, yet the California State has been tasked to write the legislature for this new technology before it's even a reality. Oy vey.

Award for best IP law firm in South Africa

2014-03-03 18:03

Adams & Adams gets the PMR Diamond Award for Best IP Law firm in South Africa.

Know your child maintenance rights

2013-09-27 13:30

Stop worrying about how you will ensure your children’s financial future and get clued up.

Know your rights: Child maintenance

2013-09-26 09:45

Stop worrying about how you will ensure your children’s financial future and get clued up.

What it takes to be a lawyer

2013-09-06 14:28

An expert in consumer law shares her views on women and the legal profession.

Prison education stops re-offending

2013-08-22 08:23

Research shows that inmates who receive education while in prison are less likely to break the law after being released and are also more likely to be employed.

Your rights as a temporary employee

2013-06-19 00:00

The recent developments in SA's labour laws could help freelancers or temporary employees be more protected from being exploited.

GMO food labeling drive heats up

2013-04-26 11:09

New efforts to force labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops, including a bill introduced by US lawmakers this week.

Cops clamps down on taxi violence

2013-03-06 10:42

Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle says he will clamp down on taxi associations involved in several days of lawless behaviour at the Bellville taxi rank.

Traffic cops using hired cars

2013-01-22 09:10

The National Intervention Unit, tasked with reducing road deaths in SA, is relying on hired vehicles, which are not equipped to deal with traffic officers' duties.

Egypt approves law on Islamic bonds

2013-01-16 16:05

A draft law allowing the issuance of sovereign Islamic bonds has been approved, the government says.

Cape's 'Hall of Shame' drivers

2012-10-09 09:00

As part of its 'Lead SA' campaign the Cape Argus has "named and shamed" 56 people convicted of "driving under the influence". Is your name there? Check out the "Hall of Shame"...

Your rights as a temporary employee

2012-07-27 12:00

The recent developments in SA's labour laws could help freelancers or temporary employees be more protected from being exploited.

New trust, estate online tracking facility

2011-09-07 15:25

Fiduciary practitioners and the public will now be able to track trust and estate administration matters online, says a high court official.

Jurists concerned about high legal costs

2011-04-05 12:27

Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo says high legal costs could prevent poor people from gaining access to justice.

Most law students female, 74% black

2011-01-23 11:53

For the first time ever, there are more women studying law than men in SA.

SA wins fishing victory in US court

2011-01-05 16:02

A groundbreaking US court ruling has set an international precedent and will have three defaulters pay restitution to SA.

All rapes aren't equal

2009-09-07 14:07

Lili Radloff wonders why our discourse for things like pregnancy, miscarriage and rape is so limited, when in fact, the issues are so broad.

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