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Bills to curb gender-based violence ‘depend on implementation’

Reprinted from Sowetan Live, by Tankiso Makhetha – 2021-09-12 Victims’ families, activists say they have come too late for some While parliament adopted two bills aimed at curbing violence against women and children, families of victims who died at the … Continue reading

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Admission of guilt

Admission of guilt

Should you sign an admission of guilt if you are accused of a crime? If you have been arrested for a minor offence – such as shoplifting – and you have been detained in custody, the arresting officer may give … Continue reading

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High Court dismisses Brendin Horner murder accused’s bail bid

Reprinted from The Sowetan, by Linda Kea Moreotsene – 2020-12-19 Sekwetja Mahlamba (L) had brought an application to overturn the decision by Magistrate Deon van Rooyen to deny him bail in October, to the high court. Image: ANTONIO MUCHAVE/ SOWETAN   … Continue reading

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No, a traffic official can’t confiscate your expired driving licence card

Reprinted from News24, by Janine Van der Post – 2020-12-21 Helpful advice from Wheels24. Photo: Arrive Alive A very concerning question popped up in my mailbox several times this week from various readers about expired driving licence cards being confiscated … Continue reading

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Expungement of a criminal record – what is it?

Start fresh Anyone with a criminal record faces considerable obstacles in getting a job. This is the case even for minor offences, especially now that COVID-19 has hit the job market hard. However, if the conviction is 10 years old … Continue reading

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Cannabis possession – can you be extradited?

The Constitutional Court decriminalised the possession and cultivation of dagga (cannabis) in private in September 2018. However, South Africans must not think they are immune to the laws of other countries. Although we haven’t been doing much travelling this year, when the various COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Dutch war criminal Guus Kouwenhoven’s bid to evade justice throws up legal puzzles

Reprinted from the Daily Maverick, by Caryn Dolley – 2020-12-01  Dutch war criminal Guus van Kouwenhoven. (Photo: EPA-EFE / Nic Bothma) Guus Kouwenhoven, a Dutch war criminal convicted in the Netherlands of arms trafficking, has been based in South Africa … Continue reading

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Roadblocks – what you need to know

We don’t encourage drinking and driving, but know what to do if you are stopped in a roadblock It will be December in a few days. The festive season is upon us. Despite COVID-19, there are likely to be seasonal … Continue reading

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