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The Laws of Life

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The Laws of Life with Garry Hertzberg is a legal show presented in an entirely fresh format. It's labelled 'Reality Law' as Garry interviews people who have lived through or experienced something incredible. At the same time their stories highlight how the legal implications can be used to serve you. Guests share intimate and often harrowing experiences and human tragedy and triumph are addressed. The format is exciting and energetic and the practical aspects of law are relayed with reference to real life situations.

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The Laws of Life with Garry Hertzberg is a legal show presented in an entirely fresh format. It's labelled 'Reality Law' as Garry interviews people who have lived through or experienced something incredible. At the same time their stories highlight how the legal implications can be used to serve you. Guests share intimate and often harrowing experiences and human tragedy and triumph are addressed. The format is exciting and energetic and the practical aspects of law are relayed with reference to real life situations.

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A good look at issues in law (and life) relating to South Africa.

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2 Ratings
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Insightful

By -// - May 18 2018
Read more
A good look at issues in law (and life) relating to South Africa.

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The Laws of Life

Latest release on Mar 24, 2020

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Making Money in Tough Times: Renting to Strangers

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Are you renting to strangers to pay off your mortgage or other expenses? Joining Garry and team in studio is attorney Marina Constas (Director of BBM Law) to discuss the law around Airbnb, and Brigid Prinsloo - founder of 'Superhost', who gets paid to go on holiday. This show is presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.

Nov 13 2018

27mins

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Rank #2: More Time Off? Leave, Leave & More Leave!

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What does the Labour Law Amendment Bill propose to change? Mainly maternity leave, paternity leave and family responsibility leave. In studio with Garry and team is Johan Botes, Labour Law specialist of Attorneys Baker Mckenzie. Presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.

Aug 28 2018

23mins

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Rank #3: How to Deal with Employees: Poor Performance, Incapacity & Ill Health

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Are you entitled to endless sick leave? What are the rights of employees and employers in cases of poor performance? In studio with Garry are Senior Associates Nadia Froneman and Tasso Anestidis from international law firm Eversheds Sutherland (Sandton). This show is presented in alliance with LegalTalkSA.

Sep 10 2019

44mins

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Rank #4: TV License Fees: Another Unfair Tax?

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Penalty of 10% per month on late payments (plus jail) - really! Hear more from our in studio guest who stood his ground, even after the SABC and its debt collection lawyers badgered, threatened and hectored him to pay. Also joining Garry and team is Advocate Stefanie Fick - Head of Legal at OUTA. This show is presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.

Sep 18 2018

42mins

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Rank #5: Are Our Lawyers Performing (Between the Sheets)?

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In studio with Garry and team are lawyers Ian Allis and Tessa Kassel on the sexual behaviour in lawyers, with special guest Professor Prof Johann Lemmer - founder and principal of the Academy of Sexology.

Dec 04 2018

43mins

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Rank #6: Human Trafficking: An Organised Crime

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South Africa is a source, transit and destination country for human trafficking. Who is the most vulnerable to human trafficking? With Garry and team is Marcel van der Watt (Phd), an expert in human trafficking. This show is presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.

Jul 31 2018

46mins

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Rank #7: Ts & Cs: Hidden Legal Terms & Jargon

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Are you being caught off guard by onerous terms and conditions? Have you been offered the most mouthwatering promotions, only to find out later that the Ts & Cs render it all very different to what you thought? What is the law on Ts & Cs, and would The Consumer Protection Act come to your aid? In studio with Garry and team is Sergio Dos Santos - Candidate Attorney with Webber Wentzel Johannesburg. This show is presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.

Aug 07 2018

34mins

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Rank #8: The Legal Environment is Evolving

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In studio with Garry and team is Attorney Alison Lee, who recently attended the International Corporate Counsel Forum in Canada. This show is presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.

Aug 07 2018

19mins

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Rank #9: Laws of Life - Copyright Bill: Musicians, Creators, Authors, Composers

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Are you getting your fair share of royalties? YouTube - what can be uploaded? With Garry and team are Nick Matzukis - Advocate of the High Court and music industry expert, and Warrick Percy - head of licensing at mechanical rights organisation CAPASSO, discussing the latest on the Copyright Bill. Also in studio is Bronwen Hirshowitz LLB. Presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.

Jul 24 2018

55mins

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Rank #10: The SA Mining Industry & the Law

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In studio with Garry are Attorneys Warren Beech (Partner and Head of Mining & Infrastructure), and Refiloe Vengeni (Senior Associate) - both of international law firm Eversheds Sutherland (Sandton). This show is presented in collaboration with Eversheds Sutherland and LegalTalkSA.

Aug 13 2019

49mins

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Rank #11: Trademark Battles

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Can Liverpool FC trademark ‘Liverpool'? Are chicken 'Hot Wings' likely to deceive? Garry Hertzberg discusses trademarks and the law, plus what can and can’t be trademarked with attorneys Sara-Jane Pluke (Partner and Head of Intellectual Property Department) and Koketso Molope (Associate Intellectual Property Law Department) - both of international law firm Eversheds Sutherland (Sandton). This show is presented in alliance with LegalTalkSA.

Oct 08 2019

42mins

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Rank #12: Sexual Predators at Work

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"I felt angry, trapped and repulsed." A special guest shares her story. Also joining the team is Gigi White - founder of Get Up Woman. On the legal side discussing your rights is Attorney Monique Jefferson, Director of International Law firm DLA Piper Sandton and Gail Blacher, Advocate of the SA High Court. This show is presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.

Oct 16 2018

52mins

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Rank #13: #HolidayFavourites - How to legally silence your neighbour's barking dog

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Are your neighbours’ dogs driving you barking mad? What does the law say? Elbi has an “old needy bastard of a dog” that is all bark and no bite, but whose bark gives the neighbours a dog’s life. In studio with Garry and team is attorney Marina Constas (Director of BBM Law).

Dec 03 2019

20mins

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Rank #14: Breathalysers for Booze, Weed & Opiates?

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Can you trick a breathalyser? In studio with Garry and team are 'The Breathalyser Guy' Angus MacArthur, Howard Dembovsky of JP-SA.org, and @PigSpotter Cliff. This show is presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.

Oct 02 2018

27mins

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Rank #15: Help the Disabled to Help You!

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A small fraction of our workforce is disabled. Hear about the benefits of employing people with disabilities. In studio with Garry and team is Attorney Johan Botes - Labour Law specialist of Attorneys Baker Mckenzie. Also joining is Joy Baloyi and Vicky Manzini of Leonard Cheshire Disability. This show is presented in association with LegalTalkSA.

Nov 27 2018

26mins

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Rank #16: Parktown Boys Sexual Abuse: Parents Speak Out

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In studio with Garry and team are broken but courageous parents Buyi Khoza and Phelelani Sindane, Michelle Hobkirk and Ian Dally who tell of the sadness, anger and anxiety of the ordeal. Joining Garry is Jason Firmani of Bikers Against Bullying SA. Also joining Garry is Peter van Niekerk, Managing Partner at Attorneys Eversheds-Sutherland and also a director of Teddy Bear Foundation. He is accompanied by Attorneys Josephine Matsikiwa and Georgia Barnard. This show is presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.

Oct 23 2018

59mins

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Rank #17: Release from Prison: How Early is Too Early?

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Should Bob Hewitt - who raped young tennis players - get out now? Bob Hewitt is applying for early release. Joining Garry and team in studio is one of his victims, together with her Attorney, Peter van Niekerk (Managing Partner at Attorneys Eversheds-Sutherland, and also a director of the Teddy Bear Foundation). He is accompanied by Attorney Georgia Barnard. They are opposing the application. This show is presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.

Oct 30 2018

49mins

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Rank #18: Ray Green: Founder of LegalTalkSA

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Well done LegalTalk SA on reaching 200k Facebook members! The group has reached a massive milestone - Ray Green talks to Garry and team about this achievement.

Dec 04 2018

10mins

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Rank #19: @PigSpotter now a Powerful Social Media Platform?

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Joining Garry and team is Cliff the PigSpotter, with his powerful Twitter following of 552,000 - explaining the evolution of @PigSpotter. With him in studio is Howard Dembovsky of JP-SA.org. This show is presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.

Oct 02 2018

30mins

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Rank #20: Barking Dogs: The Bane of your Life!

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Are your neighbours' dogs driving you barking mad? What does the law say? Elbi has an “old needy bastard of a dog” that is all bark and no bite, but whose bark gives the neighbours a dog’s life. In studio with Garry and team is attorney Marina Constas (Director of BBM Law). This show is presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.

Nov 13 2018

27mins

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