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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 Jolané van der Walt (LLB) (LLM) The contravention of the rules and regulations of the Disaster Management Act has resulted in many arrests being made by our South African Police Service during lockdown.  Admission of guilt fine Any person who contravenes specific regulations as stipulated in the Act may subsequently be arrested. If the […]

This week Legal Hero celebrates 3 years of offering our members a solution (quality legal cost insurance) to unaffordable legal fees. We thank each and every one of our loyal members and business partners, for allowing us the opportunity to add value to your financial and legal wellbeing. What a blessing it is to try hard, […]

“A child goes missing every five hours in South Africa, according to figures released by the South African Police Service Missing Persons Bureau for 2013.” Visit Missing Children South Africa to continue reading or to report a missing child ASAP. Kidnapping is where a person kidnaps a child or grownup, usually for ransom but not necessarily. In the case of S […]

In the spirit of #backtoschool2017, we have compiled an ABC guide to child MAINTENANCE. It’s important to know the basics in that child maintenance payments (or the lack thereof) acutely impact the life of a dependent/ vulnerable child. M: MEANS test = the person you are claiming from must be able to support the dependent […]

An arrest often happens when you least expect it. Sometimes, in less serious cases, you are granted Police Bail. This is when you may leave the Police Station’s holding cell, go home and then return for the Court appearance. However, sometimes what is required is a formal bail application in Court. This is when you […]

Our Hero of the Month Award goes to Warrant Officer Hlela based on his remarkable conviction rate! We applaud Warrant Officer Hlela’s bravery and dedication to the investigation that helped ensure the following convictions and sentences: 1. ACCUSED NO.1: 7 COUNTS OF RAPE: SENTENCE: 7X LIFE IMPRISONMENT; 2. ACCUSED NO.2: 5 COUNTS OF RAPE: SENTENCE: 5X […]

Happy Friday! Our days are even happier with this brave man keeping us safe. Constable Siboniso Tembe exhibited true bravery and dedication in a recent investigation into the murder of an elderly couple. He helped ensure the conviction of three men. It is truer than ever that not all heroes wear capes! In the photo […]

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