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The civil unrest experienced in our country this month has undermined the Rule of Law, inflicted damage on the economy, and led to a deeply concerning loss of lives and livelihoods. As a company anchored by the guiding principle of the Rule of Law, LexisNexis South Africa has strongly condemned the lawlessness that prevailed. With the focus now on rebuilding for many South African individuals and organizations, we are setting up a freely available online portal with the purpose of assisting the public to know their rights in the aftermath of the recent devastating riots and looting. This portal provides organisations and individuals with access to legal information around some complex issues currently at play in our constitutional democracy. Content includes pertinent primary law and expert commentary and guidance around topics such as financing options for rebuilding and recovery, force majeure, disaster management, insurance claims, violent protests, loss of intellectual property, data breaches, cyber-crimes and security, including the rights and duties of Community Policing Fora members, particularly relating to civilian neighborhood patrols. Legal professionals interested in submitting content for the new Rebuilding and the Rule of Law online platform can contact JSmutsdeVilliers@outlook.com
How to get involved?
We are calling on all legal professionals interested in submitting content for the new Rebuilding and the Rule of Law online platform to read the following guidelines on topics and areas that you can make a contribution towards
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