Constitutional Law

An overview on the law on child pornography in South Africa

I recently had an interview with Ligwalagwala FM on the dangers of posting nude photographs of children online. Who is considered a child in South Africa?  Section 18 of the Children’s Act, 2005 provides that a child is anyone under the age of 18 years old.  A child becomes a major / adult upon reaching the age of 18. Posting nude photographs of [...]

By | 24th June, 2019|Child law, Constitutional Law, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law, Social media law|

In a nutshell – benefits encapsulated in the Labour Laws Amendment Act, 2018

Included in the Labour Laws Amendment Act, 2018 (LLA) is the provision for parental, adoption and commissioning parental leave to employees, amendment of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 2001 so as to provide for the right to claim parental and commissioning parental benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund and for the application for, and the payment of, parental and commissioning parental [...]

By | 20th March, 2019|Constitutional Law, Labour law|

South Africa’s Nuclear Procurement Programme: The Court’s reasons for overturning the deals

Earthlife Africa - Johannesburg and another Non-Governmental Organisaton challenged the Minister of Energy and others in the Western Cape High Court on the various steps taken with regard to South Africa’s nuclear power procurement programme.  The applicants in the case challenged the steps made by the Minister of Energy in 2013 and 2016, in terms of section 34 of the [...]

By | 27th April, 2017|Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, PPM Attorneys|

The right to dignity and privacy: complaint against Carte Blanche

A hearing was held in November 2013, before the Broadcasting Complaints Commission South Africa (“BCCSA”). The complaint followed an insert that Carte Blanche did where it exposed Global Visas (“the complainant”) that provides services in obtaining visas and employment overseas on behalf of its clients. The complainant alleged that the portrayal of its business by Carte Blanche was inaccurate and that [...]

By | 27th March, 2014|Constitutional Law, Media Law, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law|

The oscar broadcast judgment: why the court got it just right

The North Gauteng High Court today handed down judgment in the application by various media houses to broadcast Oscar Pistorius’ trial live. The essence of the ruling is that: Television and radio broadcast media houses may broadcast elements of the trial live; Restrictions have been placed on where the cameras may be located in the court and the fact that [...]

By | 25th February, 2014|Constitutional Law, Media Law, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law|

Clarifying the issue on who can issue licenses to animal wranglers in terms of the protection of performing animals act, no 24 of 1935 (papa)

The advertising and entertainment industry was in frenzy recently over who may issue a license to animal wranglers. Animal wranglers were faced with uncertainty as they were told that magistrates were no longer issuing such licenses. Many needed to apply for or renew their licenses as they are only valid for a calendar year and expire on 31 December of [...]

By | 1st October, 2013|Advertising law, Constitutional Law, Media Law, PPM Attorneys|