Month: June 2018

June 28, 2018

The importance of car insurance

  Most South-Africans are completely dependent on their vehicles to get to and from work. In some instances the vehicle may even be required for the execution of their work. Imagine being a sales representative who drives to various potential clients to pitch and sell a product and becoming a victim of a road accident […]

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June 20, 2018

Road deaths: Time to do something constructive

There was a time that the road death toll and gruesome car accidents only made the news over the December holidays and the Easter weekend. This slowly extended to all long weekends. Now, it seems, every weekend there is a spate of deadly and gruesome accidents across the country. How long before it is a […]

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June 18, 2018

No licence? No firearm

On 4 July last year, Judge Tolmay of the Gauteng North High Court in Pretoria ruled in favour of South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association’s (“SA Hunters”) application, declaring sections 24 and 28 of the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000) unconstitutional. Section 24(1) of the Act required for the renewal of a […]

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June 11, 2018

Customary marriages

South African laws changed the lives of many black people who entered into customary marriages after 15 November 2000 for the better. Some might say work still needs to be done in this area, but legislation has made strides to bridge the gaps that were inherent in the Apartheid era. Before 15 November 2000, black […]

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June 6, 2018

The National Minimum Wage

One of the days to be remembered by many, perhaps most, South Africans could be Tuesday the 29thof May 2018, when Parliament passed the National Minimum Wage Bill (together with the Basic Conditions of Employment Bill and the Labour Relations Amendment Bill). The main motive behind the National Minimum Wage is to better the lives […]

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June 4, 2018

Who owns a painting’s copyright?

Copyright law is admittedly a complex area which covers a wide spectrum, not least because of the arcane architecture of Copyright Act 98 of 1978 as well as attendant litigious work embarked on over the years. Nevertheless, it is of paramount importance to understand the pillars underlying this lucrative area of Law, especially for an […]

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