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SA Crimefighters Getting on the DNA Bandwagon

Reprinted from 2OceansVibe, by Tayla – 2021-11-05 A bill focused on making it easier to track and trace violent offenders in South Africa is up for processing. The Criminal Law Amendment Bill of 2021 was just approved for processing in … Continue reading

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Caught driving under the influence?

Don’t make your situation worse. Follow this advice.  The President recently announced a lessening of the lockdown burden, from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 1. Although the outright alcohol ban was lifted a few weeks ago, we were still … 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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Cannabis Bill flawed by privacy and equality concerns

A Wits law student has studied the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill, which aims to respect the right to privacy of an adult to cultivate a prescribed quantity of cannabis plants, to possess a prescribed quantity of cannabis, and to … 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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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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