equality

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 […]

23Oct 2015

A legal cost insurance product would typically cost you between R40 and R270 per month and would normally empower you with R40 000 – R200 000 legal cover per year – subject to the terms and conditions of your policy wording. Speaking of the terms and conditions of your policy wording, do you really understand […]

15Sep 2015

“The new constitutional order is based on the recognition of our diversity and tolerance for other religious faiths.” – Daniels v Campbell and Others 2004 (5) SA 331 (CC) para 54. Prior to our progressive and tolerant constitution, marriage was an option available only between a man and a woman in terms of the Marriage […]

03Mar 2015

Tell me more about equality! 1. Banning prostitution does not amount to indirect unfair discrimination against women. This is according to the court case of S v Jordaan. The judge ruled that the problem lies with women generating supply and not with men’s demand. It was ruled that the prohibition cannot be said to be […]

06Feb 2015

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, […]