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Criminal law webinar

We discuss the various laws around drinking and driving, paying an admission of guilt fine, COVID-19 violations as well as police conduct.
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Sexual Harassment

Our Legal&Tax experts shed some light on this topic. Watch this video to learn more.

Your rights when stopped at a roadblock

With the festive season approaching it’s important that you are aware of your rights when stopped at a roadblock. Legal advisor, Natasha Ngwerume summarised what you need to know.
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Your rights on the road

As the Festive Season kicks off, it’s great to see more and more Metro Police officers on the roads. For that reason, it’s important to know the fines you will pay for breaking the laws that govern the roads, as well as the laws that will get you arrested.

The Legal Taboos of Tobacco

The South African law is constantly tightening up on ways to stop smokers from lighting up.
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Your rights and duties on the road

Everything you need to know about roadblocks and when you are being pulled over on the road by a traffic officer. Your rights and responsibilities as a motorist are explained to you.
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Clearing your criminal record

You can apply for expungement of your criminal record provided you meet the criteria, allowing you to carry on with life without a criminal record being an obstruction to employment opportunities.
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Lockdown living rules

Understanding some of the rules around the lockdown.
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COVID-19: You cannot refuse isolation

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, you will be told to go into quarantine. This means you have to stay in isolation (in a space by yourself) and may not come into contact with other people.
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Lockdown law breakers & fines for offences

Determination of admission of guilt fines in respect of offences in terms of the disaster management act 2002(act no 57 of 2002) regulations 2020. Note these fines are published by Magistrates' Courts Judiciary Republic of South Africa Gauteng Admin region 5A. The fines applicable to your area may differ.
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​Do you feel unsafe when being pulled over by the police?

The South African Police Service (SAPS) or Metro Police have the right to pull over a car on the road and to search it. However, if you feel endangered, you are within your rights to ask the police officer to accompany you to the nearest police station to do the search.
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Your Companion, through the good and the bad

In this article, we give a brief overview of the latest crime stats, give guidance on reporting a crime, and obtaining a protection order. We also provide you with information on our services to assist you in dealing with emotional trauma and seeking medical advice and emergency medical response.

The High and Low of Cannabis

On 18 September 2018, the Constitutional Court unanimously confirmed the Cape High Court judgment that personal use of cannabis is not a criminal offence.
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A rise in funeral insurance fraud due to the COVID-19 pandemic

You could take a financial hit if your insurance company raises your premium levels to counteract the cost of fraudulent claims.
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The shadow pandemic – Don’t be a victim, break the silence!

As the COVID-19 pandemic ran rampant in our society, a second pandemic of domestic violence filled the homes of innocent women. Learn more about gender-based violence cases during lockdown in South Africa and the proactive steps you can take to ensure your and your loved one’s safety.
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Fallen foul of the law?

With Legal&Tax, you will speak to an experienced attorney immediately. They will assess your legal position, answer your questions, and plan a quality strategy to mitigate the risk of your arrest or conviction.
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(Legal) Rules of The Road

Legal&Tax’s guide to help you rev up your knowledge of how the law helps protect your rights when it comes to vehicles and driving.
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What is domestic violence?

If you find yourself in a situation where you are experiencing domestic violence, you have to protect your self. The law is on your side.