South Africa

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

15Apr 2016

Not all Heroes wear capes. Although we tend to think Miss Mabaso should! After being awarded a certificate of excellence as a top KZN educator, we simply had to catch up with the woman and Hero who believes in, and takes daily strides towards, a better tomorrow… Thando: Please tell us about yourself as Hero […]

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 […]

05Nov 2015

Our Hero of the Month Award goes to Warrant Officer Hlela based on his remarkable conviction rate! We applaud Warrant Officer Hlela’s bravery and dedication to the investigation that helped ensure the following convictions and sentences: 1. ACCUSED NO.1: 7 COUNTS OF RAPE: SENTENCE: 7X LIFE IMPRISONMENT; 2. ACCUSED NO.2: 5 COUNTS OF RAPE: SENTENCE: 5X […]

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 […]

10Jun 2015

What happens to my estate when I pass on?    Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness – Desmond Tutu.  The passing of a loved one is never easy. To make matters even worse, there is a certain amount of legal work that comes with the territory. […]

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