Month: August 2017

August 31, 2017

Engels v Mugabe: A fight for justice

If you thought the Mayweather vs McGregor fight was one for the books, the outcome of the Engels vs Mugabe fight most certainly will be worth the wait, especially with our famous and favourite Adv. Gerrie Nel in Engels’s corner! As we all know by now, the Johannesburg model, Gabriella Engels laid criminal charges against […]

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August 31, 2017

Engels v Mugabe: A fight for justice

If you thought the Mayweather vs McGregor fight was one for the books, the outcome of the Engels vs Mugabe fight most certainly will be worth the wait, especially with our famous and favourite Adv. Gerrie Nel in Engels’s corner! As we all know by now, the Johannesburg model, Gabriella Engels laid criminal charges against […]

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August 30, 2017

Landmark ruling on Municipal Debt.

It’s official – your property cannot be attached for a previous owner’s debt. Homeowners across the country heaved a collective sigh of relief today, when the Constitutional Court ruled that new homeowners are not at risk of having their homes attached for historical debt of prior owners. At issue was Section 118(3) of the Local […]

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August 30, 2017

Landmark ruling on Municipal Debt.

It’s official – your property cannot be attached for a previous owner’s debt. Homeowners across the country heaved a collective sigh of relief today, when the Constitutional Court ruled that new homeowners are not at risk of having their homes attached for historical debt of prior owners. At issue was Section 118(3) of the Local […]

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August 29, 2017

Diplomatic Immunity

The phrase thas been on every South African’s lips since the news of Grace Mugabe’s alleged assault on Gabrielle Engels. She has since fled the country and been granted diplomatic immunity. This begs the question: what is diplomatic immunity? How does one qualify for it and what are the consequences of it being granted? Diplomatic […]

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August 29, 2017

Diplomatic Immunity

The phrase thas been on every South African’s lips since the news of Grace Mugabe’s alleged assault on Gabrielle Engels. She has since fled the country and been granted diplomatic immunity. This begs the question: what is diplomatic immunity? How does one qualify for it and what are the consequences of it being granted? Diplomatic […]

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August 23, 2017

Can grandparents approach courts for contact with grandchildren?

We sometimes hear of cases where in the event of a divorce or a breakup, the parent with whom the minor child resides makes the decision that they no longer want the child to have anything to do with the family of the previous spouse or partner. This decision often results in the severing of […]

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August 23, 2017

Can grandparents approach courts for contact with grandchildren?

We sometimes hear of cases where in the event of a divorce or a breakup, the parent with whom the minor child resides makes the decision that they no longer want the child to have anything to do with the family of the previous spouse or partner. This decision often results in the severing of […]

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August 15, 2017

You don’t have to pull the trigger to be a murderer

A couple of weeks ago, Michelle Carter, a young woman in Massachusetts, USA, was sentenced to two and a half years’ imprisonment after being found guilty of “involuntary manslaughter” for text messages she sent encouraging her 18-year-old boyfriend to commit suicide. She was 17 at the time. Another case of a death indirectly involving others […]

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August 15, 2017

You don’t have to pull the trigger to be a murderer

A couple of weeks ago, Michelle Carter, a young woman in Massachusetts, USA, was sentenced to two and a half years’ imprisonment after being found guilty of “involuntary manslaughter” for text messages she sent encouraging her 18-year-old boyfriend to commit suicide. She was 17 at the time. Another case of a death indirectly involving others […]

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