Author Archives: Cause for Justice

Legalising online pornography in South Africa – It’s time to decide!

The South African Parliament is currently considering a new Bill (the Films and Publications Amendment Bill), which amongst other things, proposes legalising and decriminalising online distribution of pornography to adult viewers/internet users. The Bill also contains certain commendable interventions, such as prohibiting and criminalising “revenge porn”, child pornography and depictions…

The deadly consequences of depression.

On May 26, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

It has been reported that a woman in her 20’s, who was sexually abused as a child, was allowed to be euthanised in Netherlands last year. Statistics from the 2015 Netherlands euthanasia report indicate that from the staggering 5 561 reported euthanasia deaths in 2015, 56 were due to psychiatric reasons….

Empty purses, clenched fists and the hands that help

On May 13, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,

Unemployment and industrial action in SA The most recent statistics from the first quarter of 2016 show that South Africa’s official unemployment rate reached its highest levels (at 26.7%) since the financial crisis in 2008. This new pinnacle follows from 355 000 net job losses compared to the same time last year. South…

A Matter of Life and Death

On May 5, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

A story that has made headlines the past week is that of a young mother, who not only tried to commit suicide, but who also assisted her 9-year-old son in trying to do so. Both attempts failed. It is reported that the child suffered from depression, however you have to…

Freedom is having a choice, but what will we do with it..?

On April 26, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

Tomorrow, our country commemorates Freedom Day, which marks the emancipation of our country and its people. On this day, in 1994, our country held its first democratic elections, following a lifelong struggle for many to obtain the freedoms long regarded as inherent to all human beings. As we celebrate this…

Our fearless Chief Justice

On April 19, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was appointed by President Zuma in 2011 under great scrutiny. Even DA leader, Helen Zille, was among the critics. After attending the JSC (Judicial Service Commission) hearing during February this year, held in Cape Town, she admitted “I was wrong”. She described our Chief Justice as “a…