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22Jan 2021

By Jolané van der Walt (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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

28Feb 2017

People continue to ask what on earth legal cost insurance is. Legal cost insurance = the payment of an affordable monthly premium. This pays your legal fees in your future moment of need. Example 1: Similar to paying monthly premiums to your medical insurance company and then not having to pay the doctor when you […]

08Aug 2016

Strong women take note:      “You strike a woman, you strike a rock!”   – Women’s March (9 August 1956) resistance song. The march was in protest of the pass laws restricting black men from entering the cities. Women from all races joined forces and marched to the Pretoria Union Building to hand over […]

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