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ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES IN TERMS OF SOUTH AFRICAN LAW

We live in a changing world; technology have transformed the traditional methods of conducting businesses. The outbreak of COVID-19 left many businesses with no choice but to rapidly deviate from the usual method of operation and adopt using data messaging and electronic forms of communication. The most basic method of authenticating documents or giving consent

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STAND UP AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Since the scourge of the Covid-19 pandemic which resulted in the country being placed under lockdown, not only have we seen an increase in the amount of people being infected by the virus but also the amount of gender based crimes against Women and Children . A lot of women and children have no other

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CAN I HOLD MY EMPLOYER LIABLE FOR CONTRACTING COVID-19 AT WORK?

South Africa has now downgraded to Level 3 of the National Lockdown and more businesses are allowed to operate under this level. This results in more workers returning back to work, it has in fact been reported that approximately eight (8) million people are due to return to work under level 3. The opening of

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IS A POST-NUPTIAL CONTRACT, SIGNED BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE WITHOUT A COURT’ SUPERVISION VALID AND ENFORCEABLE? THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

IS A POST-NUPTIAL CONTRACT, SIGNED BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE WITHOUT A COURT’ SUPERVISION VALID AND ENFORCEABLE? THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT Introduction The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application which sought an answer as to whether or not a post-nuptial contract entered into by the Parties during their marriage without a court’ supervision is valid and enforceable?

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WHY YOU NEED TO HAVE A WILL

Death is an event in life that cannot be predicted, we do not know how and when it would occur, just like other unfortunate event in life.  Our law provides regulations and procedures on how your possessions will be dealt with in the event of your death. South African law provides two mechanism in dealing

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NEW LAWS WHICH PARLIAMENT IS LOOKING TO INTRODUCE

THE CYBERCRIMES BILL The Cybercrimes Bill seeks to: Create offences which have a bearing on cybercrime; Criminalise the distribution of data messages which are harmful and to provide for interim protection orders; Impose obligations to report cybercrimes; Provide that the Executive may enter into agreements with foreign States to promote measures aimed at the detection,

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THE CONSTITUTION COURT HELD SECTIONS OF INTIMIDATION ACT OF 1982 UNCONSTITUTIONAL

SECTIONS OF INTIMIDATION ACT OF 1982 LIMIT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION The Constitutional Court has unanimous held that section 1(1)(b) and 1(2) of the Intimidation Act 72 of 1987 are unconstitutional, finding that it limits the right to freedom of expression. The freedom of expression is provided for in the Bill of Rights under section 16

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EQUAL RIGHTS IN CUSTOMARY MARRIAGES

The Constitutional Court has confirmed a 2017 interim order that Wives married in polygamous customary marriages will continue to enjoy Joint and Equal ownership, control and management and other rights over the family and matrimonial properties. Women married in polygamous customary relationships before the introduction of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act 120 of

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