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By Jolané van der Walt (LLB) (LLM) The contravention of the rules and regulations of the Disaster Management Act has resulted in many arrests being made by our South African Police Service during lockdown.  Admission of guilt fine Any person who contravenes specific regulations as stipulated in the Act may subsequently be arrested. If the […]

By Jolané van der Walt (LLB) (LLM) The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the world in unprecedented ways. In addition to the effect on our health, the coronavirus is affecting every single aspect of our lives such as employment, income, food resources, sanitation and housing.  Evictions – Lockdown Level 4 and 5 Can I get evicted […]

By Jolané van der Walt (LLB) (LLM) How does the COVID-19 lockdown impact the holders of parental rights and responsibilities and how does this affect our children?  Initial Directive: Initially the directive from the Government in terms of the lockdown was very clear: there was to be a total ban on the movement of children […]

By Adv. Giselle Rüther South Africa celebrates Freedom Day on 27 April 2020. Freedom Day marks the first democratic election in South Africa in 1994.  Thabo Mbekhi at Freedom Day Celebrations in 2008 stated as follows: “The brutalities of the past – detentions without trial, disappearances of our people, deaths in detentions, hangings of those […]

Dear Valued Legal Hero Member In response to the serious threat posed by COVID-19, President Ramaphosa ordered a nationwide Lockdown which also includes the closing of businesses for a prescribed period. Legal Hero has, however, implemented measures that allow for some of our heroes to work from home. Question: how do I reach Legal Hero […]