awareness

19Jun 2020

By Jolané van der Walt (LLB) (LLM) One of South Africa’s challenges is to reduce the carnage on our national roads. After two decades, the AARTO Act is now officially signed into law (published in the Government Gazette on 11 October 2019). The over-arching goal of the Act is to increase road safety by removing habitual traffic offenders from South […]

28May 2020

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 […]

22May 2020

By Jolané van der Walt (LLB) (LLM) The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the world in unprecedented ways. In addition to the effect on our health, the coronavirus is affecting every single aspect of our lives such as employment, income, food resources, sanitation and housing.  Evictions – Lockdown Level 4 and 5 Can I get evicted […]

16Apr 2020

By Adv. Giselle Rüther South Africa celebrates Freedom Day on 27 April 2020. Freedom Day marks the first democratic election in South Africa in 1994.  Thabo Mbekhi at Freedom Day Celebrations in 2008 stated as follows: “The brutalities of the past – detentions without trial, disappearances of our people, deaths in detentions, hangings of those […]

18Feb 2020
debt

“My debt counsellor has vanished. What do I do and am I really under debt review if my debt counsellor who initially placed me under debt review, was not a real debt counsellor?“ Whilst debt counselling sought to alleviate the situation for over-indebted consumers, it unfortunately also exposed the same consumers to the risk of […]

06Aug 2019

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23Aug 2018

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 […]

09Aug 2018

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 […]