Presentation to Parliament on Gender Based Violence by Nicqui Galaktiou (on behalf of IWFSA)

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SUBMISSIONS TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Bill proposing amendments to: The Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944 The Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 The Criminal Law Amendment Act 105 of 1997 The Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013 THE IWFSA: has a vision to be the voice of women leaders who bring change, inspire and mentor by educating and empowering is committed to the fight to combat Gender-Based Violence (“GBV”) and … Continued

South Africa Propelled Into The World Of Court Aligned Civil Mediation

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“To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting” – Sun Tzu Over the last few years Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms, such as conciliation, mediation and arbitration, have become increasingly popular in South Africa, mainly due to the lengthy delays associated with court proceedings. Although arbitration has always been the most utilised form of ADR processes, mediation likewise has long been recognised as an effective ADR method primarily in Family Law matters. The South African Judicial System has changed this by introducing a new rule, namely … Continued

Criminal Liability on Fake News

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Social media and fake news in particular are adding fuel to the sense of uncertainty during the Covid-19 lockdown, but fake news is also undermining the door to door screening campaigns that our Government has worked tirelessly to achieve. However, issues arising from the spread of fake news are not limited to South Africa, globally, other countries are facing the same problem. There have even been some arrests – in India, Hungary and Kenya – of people who have spread fake news about Covid-19, using existing local laws. For example, in India, a person was reportedly arrested under the country’s … Continued

A New dynamic boutique law firm

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Nicqui Galaktiou Inc. was established in August 2016 and comprises a diverse staff compliment of Director, Nicqui Galaktiou (with over 20 years in the legal industry), Senior Associates Kameshni Naidoo and Megan Ross, Associate Kristen Taylor, Candidate Attorney Thembelihle Shabalala and support staff, who are an integral part of the team. NGinc prides itself on its client base that it has established over a short period of time, which includes several listed corporates, a number of private companies, politicians, entrepreneurs and celebrities. NGinc provides both its local and international clients with a range of legal services including litigation and alternate … Continued