03May 2018

For most individuals, their employment income is their only security for survival. The high unemployment rate in South Africa has even further reduced many households to rely on one breadwinner’s income. The job security of that breadwinner therefore, becomes critical. What do you do, when you think you have been dismissed unfairly? The unfairness of […]

26Apr 2018

The position of women in traditional/customary marriages was previously equal to that of minors. This was due to the fact that Customary law systems are patriarchal in nature, meaning they elevate the status of men above and to the detriment of women. For example, the doctrine of male premogeniture in customary inheritance discriminated against women in […]

03Apr 2018

Question. ‘Please tell me more about Debt Review and how do I exit Debt Review?’ Available to an over-indebted consumer, debt review is a 3-5 year solution where a Public Distribution Agency (PDA) distributes funds to your creditors on a monthly basis after a Debt Counsellor has renegotiated and arranged an alternative repayment plan for […]

27Mar 2018

Five disheartening notes on RDP Houses 1. The Government Subsidy Houses sector is the fastest growing property market, according to the 2015 Budget Speech. One can only qualify for an RDP house once, should one meet all the National Housing Subsidy Scheme criteria. The idea of such houses is for government to give a low income family […]

13Mar 2018

Did you know? According to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, a total of 408 000 applications for full tertiary study funding have been received as at February 2018. During the Budget Speech we learned that R57 billion has been allocated for free higher education and training. Although the exact process and arrangements remain unclear, government will be […]

14Feb 2018

Tongue tied this Valentine’s Day? Are you sweating bullets about having to impress your loved one? Fear not beloved, we’ve got you. Melt his/ her heart this Valentine’s Day with one of these (some would say super cheesy or nerdy) romantic gestures, all with their own set of legal consequences. “You power up my world, […]