Legal Hero

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 […]

28May 2020

By Jolané van der Walt (LLB) (LLM) The contravention of the rules and regulations of the Disaster Management Act has resulted in many arrests being made by our South African Police Service during lockdown.  Admission of guilt fine Any person who contravenes specific regulations as stipulated in the Act may subsequently be arrested. If the […]

23Aug 2018

When is a Liquidator/ Receiver appointed? Divorces are naturally strenuous processes that can weigh heavily on the concerned parties’ lives. This is because not only do they disrupt the lives of the divorcing spouses and their dependents, they can be costly financially and emotionally. Regardless of all this, at times it is the only remedy […]

09Aug 2018

Gender equality has not been attained when taking into account lower remuneration for the same work done and the horrific crimes against women and children. The recognition of women’s rights on paper has unfortunately not been synchronized with the reality on the ground, especially in deeply traditional communities. In South Africa, the Recognition of Customary […]

19Jul 2018

Yes, it is much easier and less admin to agree to something verbally. And, unless the relationship or situation turns sour, it could work out well for the parties involved. However, rather be prepared and reduce the agreement to writing. A verbal contract is very difficult to prove and it often becomes a he-said she-said […]

07Jun 2018

WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE? Domestic violence is an ever-present issue in South Africa and one that is regrettably disguised under various other criminal conduct. These offences include acts such as physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, psychological and economic abuse, intimidation, harassment, stalking, damage to property, and so forth. WHO ARE PROTECTED? Complainants are protected. A complainant […]