Joost's last wish explained on OFM

Joost's last wish explained on OFM

A prolonged legal battle over who will inherit the asset of the late Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen has finally come to an end. Ferdinand Hartzenberg and Van der Westhuizen’s brother, Pieter, approached the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to have a will Joost drew up in 2015 declared his last wish. The Master…

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Schools ignore the law when enforcing payment of school fees

Schools ignore the law when enforcing payment of school fees

“The school sold my lounge suite, microwave and fridge… it’s now threatening to sell my house too”. The household items of the parent who phoned the Equal Education Law Centre earlier this year had just been confiscated by debt collectors seeking to settle a R25,000 outstanding payment for school fees. When her child was admitted…

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Helping someone to die: what the law currently says

Helping someone to die: what the law currently says

In 2015, Robert James Stransham-Ford applied to court for an order to allow a medical practitioner to administer a lethal agent and end his life. As part of this order, Stransham-Ford wanted the practitioner to be immune from any civil or criminal liability for this action. At the time, Stransham-Ford had terminal stage four cancer…

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