Criminal law

July 3, 2020

NO MORE DRINKS AFTER WORK

During March 2020, the South African Cabinet approved the National Road Traffic Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) for submission to Parliament. The Bill proposes amendments to the […]
June 11, 2020

ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

Domestic violence in its various forms has always been a problem of epic proportions and even more so in a time where the COVID-19 Coronavirus has […]
January 15, 2020

A SHORT TEMPER WILL NOT GO A LONG WAY

A client poses a question to their attorney: My ex-boyfriend (Y) saw me and my new love interest (X) at a restaurant. Y aggressively confronted me […]
January 15, 2020

LIGHTS, CAMERA, LINE UP

The cautionary approach is effectively summed up in the case of S v Mthetwa where the presiding officer noted that the honesty of the identifying witness should be […]
November 7, 2019

THE PROSECUTION OF CYBERCRIME IN SOUTH AFRICA

The prosecution of cybercrime in South Africa is regulated by the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 (“the ECTA”) and the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity […]
January 8, 2019

THE CANNABIS JUDGMENT: IS IT LEGAL NOW?

Cannabis has historically been criminalised in South Africa. It has, until recently, been a criminal offence to possess, cultivate or use cannabis. However, this position has […]
January 8, 2019

THE CYBERCRIMES BILL: MALICIOUS MESSAGING OVER SOCIAL MEDIA COULD SEND YOU TO JAIL

South Africans will soon have to be much more careful and think twice about the messages they send over WhatsApp and other social media platforms, as […]
June 7, 2018

CAN THE POLICE SEARCH A PERSON WITHOUT A WARRANT OF ARREST?

This article focuses on primarily whether the police may search a person without a warrant of arrest. On the face of it, it would appear that […]
April 11, 2018

BAIL IN SOUTH AFRICA

In any court case when a person is arrested, the accused person remains to be presumed not guilty until the court finds such person guilty.  In […]