freedom

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 […]

23Jan 2017

“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 […]

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 […]

13Jan 2016

Domestic Worker Wage Increases A Sectoral Determination issued by the Department of Labour for 1 December 2015 – 30 November 2016: Note: if you are not listed in Area A, you fall under Area B. As found at www.labour.gov.za:   Area A: Bergrivier Local Municipality, Breederivier Local Municipality, Buffalo City Local Municipality, Cape Agulhas Local Municipality, […]

09Nov 2015

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 […]

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 […]

21Aug 2015

A Domestic Partnership is very difficult to prove. Read our Q&A below for more info.  Good morning    I really need your advice. I have been living with a man for 30 years. We are not married but I found out that he has been having an affair for 3 years. I am going to leave him […]

17Mar 2015

Strict uniform rules at school may be unconstitutional. The Federal Constitutional Court (Germany) declared a ban on teachers wearing Islamic headscarves unconstitutional on Friday, 13 March 2015. The decision reminds us of the South African Constitutional Court case of a few years ago: MEC for Education v Pillay 2008. Yes, South Africa has one of […]

13Mar 2015

  Socio-economic Rights include the right to adequate housing, food, health services and water. In other words, these rights are basic essentials necessary to survive. It differs from Civil and Political rights (the right to vote, freedom of speech, equality, etc.) necessary to lead a full life.   Our Human Rights (both Civil/ Political and […]

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