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21Jun 2017

In June, we commemorate Youth Day. This is another opportunity to celebrate our youth for boldness, bravery and for challenging the status quo. Fees must fall organized protests, young SA artists (musicians, comedians, etc.) proving that our country has superb talent and South African young adults winning golden medals during last year’s Olympic games… are […]

28Feb 2017

People continue to ask what on earth legal cost insurance is. Legal cost insurance = the payment of an affordable monthly premium. This pays your legal fees in your future moment of need. Example 1: Similar to paying monthly premiums to your medical insurance company and then not having to pay the doctor when you […]

16Jan 2017

In the spirit of #backtoschool2017, we have compiled an ABC guide to child MAINTENANCE. It’s important to know the basics in that child maintenance payments (or the lack thereof) acutely impact the life of a dependent/ vulnerable child. M: MEANS test = the person you are claiming from must be able to support the dependent […]

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 […]

05Jun 2015

Euthanasia can be described as assisted suicide.     In Stransham-Ford v Minister of Justice And Correctional Services and Others (4 May 2015) the High Court gave a terminally ill patient permission to be assisted in his suicide by a doctor who is willing to  do so, ‘either by administration of a lethal agent or by […]

17Mar 2015

Strict uniform rules at school may be unconstitutional. The Federal Constitutional Court (Germany) declared a ban on teachers wearing Islamic headscarves unconstitutional on Friday, 13 March 2015. The decision reminds us of the South African Constitutional Court case of a few years ago: MEC for Education v Pillay 2008. Yes, South Africa has one of […]

13Mar 2015

  Socio-economic Rights include the right to adequate housing, food, health services and water. In other words, these rights are basic essentials necessary to survive. It differs from Civil and Political rights (the right to vote, freedom of speech, equality, etc.) necessary to lead a full life.   Our Human Rights (both Civil/ Political and […]