November 2, 2020

Hit and run motor vehicle accidents

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, […]
November 4, 2019

The prosecution of cybercrime in South Africa

The prosecution of cybercrime in South Africa is regulated by the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 (“the ECTA”) and the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity […]
September 25, 2019

You have more than the right to be silent

Once an arresting officer affects an arrest on an individual, the arresting officer must bring the arrestee before a court as soon as reasonably possible and […]
January 9, 2019

The Cybercrimes Bill: Malicious messaging over social media could send you to jail

South Africans will soon have to be much more careful and think twice about the messages they send over WhatsApp and other social media platforms, as […]
November 13, 2018

The Cannabis Judgment: Is it legal now?

Cannabis has historically been criminalised in South Africa. It has, until recently, been a criminal offence to possess, cultivate or use cannabis. However, this position has […]
August 28, 2018

Revenge porn on the rise: Legal recourse in South Africa

In the digital era we find ourselves in – with the web, social media, smartphones and the ‘screenshot’ – it has become much easier for people […]
March 20, 2018

Can the police search a person without a warrant of arrest?

This article focuses on primarily whether the police may search a person without a warrant of arrest. On the face of it, it would appear that […]
February 16, 2018

Conflicting statements in court

With the number of videos being leaked on social media, regarding situations of assault, defamation and hate speech, it becomes that much easier for the defendant […]
October 12, 2017

What if you’ve been a victim of cybercrime?

In the modern age, more and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity of the internet to commit a diverse range of criminal activities […]