law

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 […]

08Aug 2020

By Adv. Ria Matsala All women have the right to be treated equally, with dignity and respect. Women also have the right to a safe workplace that is free from sexual harassment. Although it has been more than 60 years since the historic march of approximately 20,000 women to the Union Buildings in protest against the apartheid […]

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 […]

21Jul 2016

Some people live in constant fear of being fired. Who is going to pay for the bond, the car, the children’s school fees, etc.? What if my boss has a bad day and decides to fire me at the drop of a hat? If it can happen in The Devil Wears Prada, it can probably […]

20Nov 2015

Driving home tonight after a few drinks? Please don’t! Drinking and driving is always a bad idea. Know the legal limits, but more importantly, know your limits. Arrive alive. THE LEGAL LIMIT ACCORDING TO THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 93 OF 1996 Breathalyzer: 0.24mg per 1000ml Blood test: 0.05g per 100ml Whilst driving a vehicle OR […]

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 […]

23Oct 2015

The only problem is that the law is very expensive. People earning less than R5500 per month may have access to free Legal Aid. The rest may need to fork out hundreds of thousands for legal help. Unless you have legal cost insurance = payment of an affordable and fixed monthly premium that pays out […]

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 […]

21Apr 2015

What if I simply cannot afford to pay school fees?   Note: a school can take legal action against both the custodian (person with whom the child resides) as well as the non-custodian parent. The school can, however, only take legal action against the parent after the exemption criteria has been applied and denied. Remember […]

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