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July 5, 2018

Does South Africa have a public retirement insurance scheme?

My husband’s employer made provision for an occupational retirement vehicle, but my employer refuses to do so. Is there any possible recourse for me in this […]
July 5, 2018

The a, b and c of service of legal documents

How are legal documents supposed to be served, and what is regarded as invalid service? Purpose of service of legal documents: The fundamental rule with regards […]
July 5, 2018

The difficulties in relocating a child of divorced parents

I have divorced my husband and I am now the primary caregiver of our minor child. I received a job offer in another country and I […]
July 5, 2018

Can mediation save you significant costs than litigation?

Litigation is the primary method of dispute resolution in the South African justice system. Essentially, litigation is the institutionalised process adopted by the court system as […]
June 29, 2018

Dismissing an employee for racism

There are different reasons why an employer might consider firing an employee. After teacher Keith Arlow had been fired from St John’s College in Johannesburg for […]
June 29, 2018

Can trustees ban your pet in a sectional title scheme?

Problems around the ownership of pets are common amongst owners of sectional title properties, but while laws may be imposed by the trustees of the homeowners’ […]
June 29, 2018

Can I bring my attorney with to an internal disciplinary hearing?

According to item 4 of the Code of Good Practice (“the code”), the definition of dismissal contained in Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act (“LRA”) […]
June 29, 2018

Properly executing a will is extremely important

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a last will and testament for me as my will no longer reflected my wishes. At my request, […]
May 23, 2018

Protect your inventions!

South Africa’s Patent Act urges that one registers their patent and take ownership of their invention  A patent is a set of exclusive rights, granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or […]
May 23, 2018

The possibility of terminating a surrogate agreement

Partial surrogacy agreements allow for the surrogate mother to terminate the agreement within 60 days after giving birth to the child. This article looks at the […]
May 23, 2018

Damage to property

What happens when your property has been purposefully damaged, especially during an altercation?  Uber car torching During the road closures by meter taxis in Johannesburg on […]
May 23, 2018

Are fathers entitled to paternal leave?

Fathers could spend up to two weeks with their newborn babies, while adoptive parents and parents-to-be via surrogacy, could get up to 10 weeks of leave. […]
April 6, 2018

Conflicting statements in court

With the number of videos being leaked on social media, regarding situations of assault, defamation and hate speech, it becomes that much easier for the defendant […]
April 6, 2018

Children with disability or chronic illness

Many children (and their families) experience a sense of powerlessness in the beginning of dealing with a disability or chronic illness, and often feel very stressed […]
April 6, 2018

Are you basically working for nothing?

What are your rights as an employee if your employer has not paid you?  Under some circumstances, your salary notification might pop in 2 days after […]
April 6, 2018

Cancelling a contract? The Do’s and Dont’s to consider!

Every person, whether an individual or a juristic person, will find themselves in a situation where they will want to terminate a contract. The aim of […]
March 27, 2018

Can the police search a person without a warrant of arrest?

This article focuses on primarily whether the police may search a person without a warrant of arrest. On the face of it, it would appear that […]
March 27, 2018

Am I prejudiced by an arbitration clause in my building contract?

Contracts for the building of a house or providing for substantial alterations to a house commonly contain an arbitration clause. This article looks at the advantages […]
March 27, 2018

The rights of a domestic partnership

Domestic partnerships, also known as cohabitation relationships, are becoming more common in our modern day society, and it therefore becomes ever more important for parties to […]
March 27, 2018

Am I still protected without an employment contract?

This article looks at the continued relevancy of the employment contract in legal practice today. In 2014, the legislator amended section 186(1)(a) of the Labour Relations […]