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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 INTRODUCTION  After a decade of amendments, the implementation of the controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (AARTO) […]

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 […]

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 The Greek philosopher Plato once said: “Excellence is not a gift, but a skillset that takes practice. We do […]

By Jolané van der Walt-Nieuwoudt (LLB) (LLM) The Small Claims Court (SCC) was implemented in South Africa to make justice less expensive and more accessible for everyone. Although you are not allowed to have legal representation when presenting your legal case, nothing stops you from seeking legal advice to learn more about your legal rights in the matter before […]

When is a Liquidator/ Receiver appointed? Divorces are naturally strenuous processes that can weigh heavily on the concerned parties’ lives. This is because not only do they disrupt the lives of the divorcing spouses and their dependents, they can be costly financially and emotionally. Regardless of all this, at times it is the only remedy […]

Gender equality has not been attained when taking into account lower remuneration for the same work done and the horrific crimes against women and children. The recognition of women’s rights on paper has unfortunately not been synchronized with the reality on the ground, especially in deeply traditional communities. In South Africa, the Recognition of Customary […]

Yes, it is much easier and less admin to agree to something verbally. And, unless the relationship or situation turns sour, it could work out well for the parties involved. However, rather be prepared and reduce the agreement to writing. A verbal contract is very difficult to prove and it often becomes a he-said she-said […]