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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 […]

11Oct 2017

Repossession – Beauty miraculously dodges the Bleepbank Beast This Friday Legal Hero celebrates 3 years of offering our members a solution (quality legal cost insurance) to unaffordable legal fees. As part of our celebration, we would be honoured to share a few success stories with you. Disclosure: the below is based on a true story […]

20Dec 2016

Debt Review – did you know? 1. Debt review will stop your creditors from harassing and threatening you all hours of the day to demand payment. Your debt counsellor will become the middle man; 2. We renegotiate debts with your creditors and may even decrease the amount of interest you contractually agreed to; 3. We […]

16Mar 2016

Financial problems getting you down? Outstanding debt is easier to sweep under the carpet than to deal with. Initially, you might find some solace in pretending, however, as time progresses, that bulge under the carpet will eventually become stress bulges that run down your neck and keep you up at night. Eventually the sound of […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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