Your rights if stopped at a roadblock

Know your rights and don’t be afraid to report incidents of intimidation either at your local police station or to: Corruption Watch: http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za and/or Justice Project: 087 809-0399 and https://www.jp-sa.org/. Always have these numbers handy on your cell phone (that I suggest you save under ‘Lawyer’ or ‘Lawyer / Traffic’) namely your lawyer and the Anti-Corruption Hotline 0800 203 172. These are your… Continue Reading

CCTV in a public change room

A client asked me: My son belongs to Durban surf lifesaving club and they have 2 cameras in the boys’ locker room. Is this legal? He does not want to change in front of them and sometimes moves them and then gets into trouble. Please can you just give me a quick view of the… Continue Reading

Traffic fines – know your rights!

[tabs] [tab title=”Warrant For Arrest”] If you ignored a summons requiring you to appear in court for failing to pay a traffic fine, the court may issue a warrant for your arrest for being in contempt of court. Practical steps to follow: [button link=http://www.bregmans.co.za/warrant-for-your-arrest]Read More…[/button] [/tab] [tab title=”Camera Fines – CPA”] After an infringement is… Continue Reading

Using a Cellphone while driving

It appears that you may be fined for talking on a hands free cell phone if the phone is not attached to the vehicle in some or other manner. Source: I McLaren & Associates It appears that you may be fined for talking on a hands free cell phone if the phone is not attached to… Continue Reading

Outstanding fine arrests ‘on rise’

MOTORISTS, particularly in Johannesburg, are being arrested or held illegally for outstanding traffic fines at police roadblocks, says Johan Gresse of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. Outstanding fine arrests ‘on rise’ Chantelle Benjamin Johannesburg Metro Editor, Business Day MOTORISTS, particularly in Johannesburg, are being arrested or held illegally for outstanding traffic fines at police roadblocks,… Continue Reading

Cameraphones: Innocuous Gadgets or Workplace Threats

More employers are realizing the need for a formal policy that puts employees on notice as to the limits of permissible cameraphone use in the workplace. Cameraphones: Innocuous Gadgets or Workplace Threats Cameraphones-the latest ubiquitous technology-come with their own dangers. By Barbara M. Roth and Lauren G. Krasnow Synopsis: More employers are realizing the need for… Continue Reading

Sale in execution must be ‘justifiable’ – ConCourt

Courts will in future be called on to determine whether the sale in execution of houses to settle debt is justifiable, the Constitutional Court ruled. Sale in execution must be ‘justifiable’ – ConCourt Courts will in future be called on to determine whether the sale in execution of houses to settle debt is justifiable, the Constitutional Court ruled… Continue Reading

When can you shoot to defend yourself?

Can you use lethal force to protect your property, and if so, when? South Africans are confused about how much force they can use in defending themselves from crime, and mistakes in this area could have disastrous consequences. When can you shoot to defend yourself? By Anton du Plessis This article was originally published on… Continue Reading

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