Category Archives: Criminal Law

Private Defence

Private Defence By Ryan Botha on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 12:59amA person acts in private, and his/her act is therefore lawful, if he/she uses force to repel an UNLAWFUL attack which has commenced, or is imminent, that meaning the … Continue reading

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APPLYING FOR PROTECTION ORDER

BY Danie Terblans Borrowed from SAPS website and other notes: APPLYING FOR PROTECTION ORDER A protection order aims at preventing the reoccurrence of domestic violence or sexual harassment by stating what conduct the alleged offender must refrain from doing. As … Continue reading

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When is removal of someones property a crime?

By Danie Terblans REMOVAL OF SOMEBODY ELSE’S PROPERTY I noticed a few posts on facebook where persons are in a club or restaurant busy enjoying themselves. Then one ore other creature will approach, take your glass and swallows the contents. … Continue reading

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Malicious damage to property

The question sometimes comes up as to when did malicious damage to property occur, when was it an accident, whether there was intention to do damage, etc. Malicious damage to property is the unlawful and intentional damaging of property that … Continue reading

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How to lay a criminal case against someone

Anyone breaking a law can have a criminal case be brought against them. The most important thing here to remember is that the police CANNOT and MAY NOT refuse to take your statement when you want to lay a criminal … Continue reading

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Hate speech, racist speech and freedom of speech

So what and when is our freedom of speech not so free anymore? If you look at section 16 of our Constitution you will find it guarantees the right to express yourself freely but keep in mind when you read … Continue reading

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Is taking naked pictures of your child illegal?

The question comes up regularly weather it is illegal to take nude pictures of your children. Let us look at the whole perspective of this, in context. Recently The National Prosecuting Authority warned that “any image of a naked child … Continue reading

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Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000

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Keep your noisy neighbours quiet legally

Any resident of a town or neighbourhood is entitled to the ordinary comfort and covenience of his home, and if  the actions of his neighbour causing annoyance or inconvenience greater than that to which a normal person must be expected … Continue reading

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Work from Home Opportunities is Illegal in South Africa

The regulations to regulate “Work-from-home” opportunities were set by the department of Trade and Industry in 2007. They were welcomed by advertising watchdog body the Advertising Standards Authority. A large number of complaints about these adverts had been received by … Continue reading

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