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The Law And Protests In South Africa Arisha Rajaram In the past few days, our country has been shaken by protests, which have in some instances lead to looting and other violent action. While this has taken a toll on South Africa and various provinces within South Africa, we do need to understand what is...
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Rights Of Non-Protesting Citizens In Terms Of The Law Arisha Rajaram Constitutional Rights The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (the Constitution) states that everyone has the right to Freedom and Security of Person, which is the right to be free from all forms of violence. In addition to this right, we also...
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Let Us Help You Comply With POPIA Nozipho Mvulane The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) has been brought about to protect the personal information of all data subjects (individuals and/or businesses), electronically and physically. POPIA aims to give effect to the constitutional right to privacy, whilst balancing this against competing rights...
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Protection Orders – Breach and Legal Consequences Arisha Rajaram What is a Protection Order? A Protection Order is a Court Order handed down by a Magistrate or Judge at a particular Court. This Court Order may be granted in your absence if the Application was served on the Respondent and the Respondent did not attend...
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Living Wills In South Africa Arisha Rajaram It is always important to know your rights in these unprecedented times and what legal options are available to you should you require a Living Will. Living Will vs Last Will and Testament A Last Will and Testament differs from a Living Will in that it sets out...
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Rental Housing Tribunal Complaints Arisha Rajaram The Rental Housing Tribunal When a party to an agreement (either verbal or written) breaks the lease agreement or a lease term appears to be unjust, the innocent party can approach the Rental Housing Tribunal to lodge a complaint of an unfair practice. Each province has a Tribunal established...
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Eviction of abusers from the home Arisha Rajaram As the increase of domestic violence cases are ongoing, one of the difficult factors faced by the Court is whether perpetrators may be evicted from the shared home. It should be noted that all parties to these proceedings have a right to provide evidence of the facts,...
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New Gender Based Violence Laws for South Africa Arisha Rajaram Gender Based Violence The debate of Gender Based Violence (GBV) has been continuing for many years. During the nationwide lockdown, we have seen an increase in GBV, including but not limited to rape, assault, domestic violence and many other specific acts of violence against women...
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Big win for land occupiers in Cape Town Arisha Rajaram Urgent Court Interdict On Tuesday, 25 August 2020, the Western Cape High Court granted an urgent interdict to prevent the City of Cape Town from evicting people who have unlawfully occupied vacant land without permission during the lockdown. For protection of the rights of land...
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Estate Agents And Property Viewings During Covid-19 Arisha Rajaram Commencement of employment According to the advanced level 3 Lockdown Regulations, and as of 1 June 2020, commercial and residential Estate Agents were able to commence employment. However, emphasis has continuously been placed on the importance of workplace health and safety procedures. Guidelines for Property Practitioners...
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