Kan ek weier om onderhoud te betaal as ek nie my kind mag sien nie?

By die geboorte van ‘n kind het beide ouers outomaties ‘n plig om daardie kind te onderhou. Die feit dat die kind uit getroude of ongetroude ouers gebore is, is irrelevant. Die plig word proporsioneel volgens die ouers se onderskeie middele verdeel. Artikel 15(1) van die Wet op Onderhoud bepaal dat ‘n hofbevel vir die […]

Convictions under the doctrine of common purpose

“If I was present at the scene where my peers committed a crime and I had knowledge of the crime being committed, is that sufficient evidence for a Court to convict me in terms of the doctrine of common purpose even if this is not alleged in the charge sheet or indictment?”  The doctrine of […]

Details of changes to the Domestic Violence Amendment Act

“In a country with the most progressive of constitutions, which promises equality and dignity for all, the women and children of South Africa continue to live in fear of violence every day”. These were the words of President Cyril Ramaphosa in his speech at the Dialog on Gender-Based Violence in November 2020. The president expressed […]

Private vervolging: Is geregtigheid bereikbaar, selfs al faal die staat ons?

Lede van die publiek, en spesifiek slagoffers of diegene na aan hulle, voel dikwels moedeloos as dit kom by die Nasionale Vervolgingsgesag (NVG) en hul besluite om nié persone wat na bewering ’n kriminele oortreding gepleeg het, te vervolg nie. Die Strafproseswet (CPA) bevat egter twee artikels waarop staatgemaak kan word om die NVG te […]

Hit and run accidents and the Road Accident Fund 

The reality of motor vehicles accidents is that parties to the accident sometimes flee the scene of the accident without identifying themselves or their vehicles. Arguably, negligent drivers escape the scene in order to avoid liability for the ensuing damages. The injured third party is, however, not left without recourse.  A third party that has […]