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The Rule of Law and Public Rioting
The Rule of Law is quite a simple concept. Essentially it means that no-one, no individual, company, trust or any other body is above the law. The law, being something which can unemotionally and clinically be interpreted in order to apply equally to everyone, thereby giving credence to the premise of no-one being above the law.
Keeping pets in Sectional Title Schemes
The rules for keeping pets in a sectional title scheme are governed by the Prescribed Conduct Rule (PCR) 1 of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act. The PCR 1 stipulates that no occupant of a sectional title scheme may keep a pet without the written consent of the trustee. Permission to keep a pet in a sectional title scheme must not be unreasonably withheld.
Wrongfulness and Legal Duty
A recent judgment was passed in the Supreme Court of Appeal, the facts to the case itself are indeed interesting, especially for pet owners. The claimant in the matter, arranged with her friends for a weekend of leisure at the Harmony Park Resort, a day camp (the Day Camp) situated at Strand in the Western Cape. The Day Camp was a public facility under the control of the defendant, the City of Cape Town.
SA Divorces up by 20% since Lockdown Level 4
Courts around South Africa are battling a surprising divorce backlog. This is such a problem that a plan to fast-track annulments of more than 11 000 failed marriages in Limpopo alone has had to be devised. Limpopo is not the only province with a heavy load of divorce applications. The South Gauteng High Court heard 33 unopposed divorces last Friday.
Are Mothers’ rights more equal than Fathers’?
Parental Responsibilities and Rights are under the spotlight today. The Children’s Act 38 of 2005 has attempted to focus our society and courts’ attention on the interests of the child which are paramount in any custody or contact dispute between parents.