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Covid-19: Let’s abandon the fake news paranoia

15 May 20   Martin van Staden
Covid-19: Let’s abandon the fake news paranoia…

Government is flouting the Rule of Law!

10 May 20   Jacques Jonker
Government is flouting the Rule of Law!…

Lockdown, tyranny and the rule of law

08 May 20   Rex van Schalkwyk
Lockdown, tyranny and the rule of law…

Civil liberties are being threatened accompanied by thunderous applause

29 Apr 20   Jacques Jonker
Civil liberties are being threatened accompanied by thunderous applause…

Insurance legislation and the demise of the industry

15 Apr 20  
Paper presented to The Development Group of Southern Africa - Thursday, November 8, 1999 Introduction: My purpose today ladies and gentlemen, is to demonstrate how, over little more than 100 years, South African insurance legislation has grown, at each step gaining greater control over the business activities of insurers, at each step…

Die COVID-19-afsondering: juridies en prakties gedoem

14 Apr 20   Martin van Staden
Die COVID-19-afsondering: juridies en prakties gedoem…

Rape and compensation

12 Apr 20  
The SA Law Commission has released a paper on limited compensation for some victims of crime, including rape victims. According to press reports the proposal suggests that rape victims be awarded the sum of R2,000. The proposal is compassionate, generous and wrong. While no one can question the motives behind…

Media release: New report: Constitutional validity of coronavirus lockdown regulations is disputable

10 Apr 20  
New report: Constitutional validity of coronavirus lockdown regulations is disputable…

Comply with the lockdown, but don’t judge those who don’t

08 Apr 20   Martin van Staden
Comply with the lockdown, but don’t judge those who don’t…

Media release: Beware benign interpretation of government power in times of crisis

07 Apr 20  
Media release: Beware benign interpretation of government power in times of crisis…

Right now it is overkill to require network providers to infringe our right to privacy

06 Apr 20   Martin van Staden
Right now it is overkill to require network providers to infringe our right to privacy…

Is locked-down SA a frog in the warming Covid-19 pot?

06 Apr 20   Rex van Schalkwyk
Is locked-down SA a frog in the warming Covid-19 pot?…

Staat bly onderhewig aan die Grondwet en oppergesag van die reg

01 Apr 20   Jacques Jonker
Staat bly onderhewig aan die Grondwet en oppergesag van die reg…

Beware the constitutional void during the lockdown

30 Mar 20   Martin van Staden
Beware the constitutional void during the lockdown…

We can ill afford to play fast and loose with civil liberties

25 Mar 20   Martin van Staden
These regulations represent significant infringements of South Africans’ constitutional rights and civil liberties.…

Accountability is more important than government’s desire for control

18 Mar 20   Jacques Jonker
The department of public enterprises is actively trying to undermine the respective business rescue processes of SAA and South African Express (SAX).…

How legislation could hamper the response to coronavirus

18 Mar 20   Martin van Staden
The coronavirus is spreading around the world at an increasing rate. Of no surprise to some of us, and a cause for considerable concern today, is that the South African government sowed a seed of disaster some years back.…

Business rescue: Politicians must familiarise themselves with the law

19 Feb 20   Jacques Jonker
Certain senior politicians seem to have a misapprehension of how business rescue works in South Africa, particularly as it regards the situation at South African Airways (SAA).…

‘Monopolisation’ is misunderstood and freedom of contract infringed in sports rights broadcasting

12 Feb 20   Martin van Staden
Proposed government interference in the pay TV market is a violation of the freedom of contract, which is not only critical in the commercial world, but a fundamental guarantee of individual and community autonomy from the dictates of third parties.…

Icasa’s pay-TV ‘musts’ make for daft twaddle

16 Oct 19   Leon Louw
The Independent Communications Authority of SA’s (Icasa’s) draft sports broadcasting regulations are such incoherent babble that they should be called “daft regulations”.…