Common Law

By Andries Cornelissen B. Proc, Practical Legal Training, Accredited and Certified Mediator, International Accredited and Certified Mediator London School of Mediation, Certified and Accredited Conflict Coach, Practicing Associate: The Association of Arbitrators, Certified and Accredited AHI Representative South Africa’s rental housing scene will see major changes once the Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 is […]

1.       Not for convenience   The artificial insemination of a surrogate mother is only lawful if the commissioning parent/ parents have a permanent and irreversible condition and are therefore unable to give birth to a child. 2.       The surrogate mother may not receive any form of payment The surrogate mother may not receive any form of […]

You’re wearing the ring but the relationship does not make sense anymore… TIP   The same applies to marriage and divorce.    In your ante-nuptial agreement you may arrange to keep your engagement ring should you divorce (regardless of fault/ blame). As a policyholder of the Legal Hero product, you are covered for an ante-nuptial agreement. […]

Tell me more about same sex marriages… Did you know? South Africa was the first country to proclaim:   a)      Sexual orientation as a human right in both its Interim (1993) and Final Constitution (1996); b)      that discrimination based on sex, gender or sexual orientation was forbidden.       In spite of the above, […]