The dangers of Illegal home brewed alcohol

By Fina Diba, data capturer, Johannesburg
I live in Thokoza on the East Rand. It concerns me that our president is trying to keep us safe but the community doesn’t seem to realise that there is a reason for alcohol being banned during the lockdown as people often misbehave when they

The alcohol ban: was the decision to ban the sale of alcohol administratively fair?

By: Mattew December, Legal Intern – Cape Town
Following the global coronavirus outbreak, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown for two weeks from 26 March 2020. This was done in terms of the Disaster Management Act, and the said lockdown was accompanied by a list of regulations meant to limit

Limitation of Rights and COVID-19

By Nicole Dayanand: Staff attorney, Durban


Our Constitution was drafted carefully and with great deliberation. In general, our Constitution is a sophisticated piece of legislation. It provides for a number of aspects, all of which are important, but the most well-known chapter is the Bill of Rights. The Bill of

Police brutality during lockdown

Author: Kabelo Komana – Candidate Attorney
* Article supervised by Candice Pillay- Director, Lawtons Africa
Article courtesy of Lawtons Africa


As South Africans remain indoors for an extended lockdown until the end of April 2020, reports of excessive use of force and unlawful assaults have been reported to enforce the lockdown.
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The State of the Law during Lockdown

Updated: Apr 14
Authors: Candice Pillay – Director, Lawtons Africa
Article courtesy of Lawtons Africa
The nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus was announced on 23 March 2020 amid speculation and fear around the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), the South African Police Services (SAPS) and

COVID-19 Lockdown: What does this mean for employees?

By Seshni Govender - Staff attorney, Durban
As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads through society, the rules and norms in the workplace are changing. With South Africa in a 21-day lockdown for the first time in its history, many people are left with unanswered questions. Employers and employees are concerned about the

South Africa’s National Lockdown and Civil Liberties

By Shadreck Masike – Intern, Cape Town

The world has not faced a global crisis to the proportions being posed by the COVID-19 pandemic since World War II. Since its outbreak in late 2019, the pandemic has ravaged societies starting in Wuhan, China, spreading to the rest of Asia and the

COVID-19 Infection and the workforce

By Siyabonga Zondi - Intern, Durban Office

In the most unequal society in the world, which is currently going through a recession, perennial power cuts and one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, a deadly communicable virus outbreak is the last thing South Africa needed. Apart from

Birth certificates for undocumented minors



Lesley Blake studied at Wits University and was admitted as an attorney in 1995. Her practice consists of service to the SMME market - general legal advice, collections, drafting agreements and general litigation. The practice is also slanted towards Family Law including access and maintenance disputes.

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The Green Market Square furore

By: Mattew December - Intern, Cape Town

On 8 October 2019, a group of refugees commenced a sit-in protest at the Cape Town offices of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) following a wave of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals across the country. The group, which include about 624