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Cohabitation, engagement and the myth of the common law marriage
Cohabitation, engagement and the myth of the common law marriage
We debunk the notion that a couple living together for many years creates automatic legal rights and duties between them.
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Domestic Abuse
I am living with an abuser and am scared to be in lockdown with them
It's not just a physical attack, but can also include, sexual, emotional, psychological or economic harm
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Mom Daughter
Divorce & co-parenting during the lockdown
I am divorced and co-parenting. What happens to my children during the lockdown?
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Labour lawView all
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Workplace webinar
Workplace webinar
Watch our webinar where our legal advisors discuss leave, retrenchment and the CCMA. Know your rights, with Legal&Tax you're not alone.
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The CCMA – How does it work?
The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration is an independent dispute resolution body. We look at the purpose of the CCMA and what services it offers.
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The lowdown after lockdown on leave and bonuses
This article discusses an employees entitlement to leave, bonus and the effect of COVID-19 and the lockdown in South Africa.
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Civil lawView all
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Snap, crackle and POPI
Snap, crackle and POPI
We advise you on how to guard your personal information from harmful use.
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Rental Housing
The rental housing tribunal
Are you a landlord or tenant? If so, it is vital to understand the role and function of the rental housing tribunal.
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What to do if you can't pay rent this month
One of the questions posed to our legal advisors during the lockdown period is "What if I can't afford to pay my rent this month?" Chantel explains how to handle this in the legally correct way.
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Criminal lawView all
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Clearing your criminal record
Clearing your criminal record
You can apply for expungement of your criminal record provided you meet the criteria, allowing you to carry on with life without a criminal record being an obstruction to employment opportunities.
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Your rights and duties on the road
Everything you need to know about roadblocks and when you are being pulled over on the road by a traffic officer. Your rights and responsibilities as a motorist are explained to you.
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Lockdown law breakers & fines for offences
Determination of admission of guilt fines in respect of offences in terms of the disaster management act 2002(act no 57 of 2002) regulations 2020. Note these fines are published by Magistrates' Courts Judiciary Republic of South Africa Gauteng Admin region 5A. The fines applicable to your area may differ.
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CoronavirusView all
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COVID-19: Dealing with Debt and Money matters
COVID-19: Dealing with Debt and Money matters
What to do if you cannot pay your accounts or your rent
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Sa Coronavirus Hotline
Coronavirus government hotline
The South Africa Coronavirus (Covid-19) hotline is 0800 029 999. Please use this hotline if you display any signs of the virus, don’t go to your Doctor and infect him or her and everybody in the waiting room. By calling the hotline, someone will come to you to have you tested for the virus. Share this number with everyone you know.
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Funeral planningView all
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A self help guide on putting together your last will and testament
A self help guide on putting together your last will and testament
Death is inevitable, therefore it's wise to plan ahead by having a will to ensure that your last wishes are carried out and your estate is distributed accordingly.
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Planning the paperwork of your passing
When you're gone, you can alleviate the burden and stress on your loved ones by putting together a "red file" (also known as a death file) which will house all your valuable information needed to carry out your funeral as well as to settle your estate.
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The Power of Planning Ahead for Funerals
Lizl Finch is our Legal&Tax funeral policy expert, always making sure that life runs smoothly for those left behind after a death. She suggests that making plans for a funeral ahead of time is a useful action to take. This is called pre-or advanced funeral planning.
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Estate planningView all
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Deceased estates
Deceased estates
Plan your estate now to eliminate any problems upon your death. Protect your loved ones by minimising the chances of family strife and ugly battles.
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Last Will
Deceased estates and the law
Death is a difficult and emotional subject to handle. While we can’t take away the pain, we can make the experience a little easier by helping you prepare for the practical realities that need to be in place.
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Funeral And Estate Planning
Is your estate in order?
Making sure you have a funeral plan that provides for a dignified burial may be the first step you take, but there is so much more to consider. These considerations must be stated in your last will and testament.
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Home Repossession
Home Repossession
We explain the foreclosure process and give you tips to help you save your home from repossession.
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Debt
Debt Counselling:
Did you know that almost half of South Africans are in debt and struggling to pay it back?
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Constitutional lawView all
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Voting allows democracy to win
Voting allows democracy to win
Voting allows democracy to win. Assert your democratic right and make your mark.
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South African Rights
The Bill of Rights
South Africans can be proud to be part of a society that is built upon powerful principles of fairness and equality.
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Scool Kids
School fees and the law
Although the value of education is priceless, the actual price tag on schooling can be a heavy burden on parents. Understand your rights when it comes to the paying of school fees and other related costs.
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EducationView all
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Parktown school’s tragedy
Parktown school’s tragedy
The recent tragedy in which 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi died during a Grade 8 orientation school camp for Parktown Boy’s High has sent shockwaves across South Africa.
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Youth Day Twiiter Linked In 2020
We are young, we are free
June 16th marks the extraordinary sacrifice that the students of the Soweto Uprising in 1976 made in protesting against their apartheid oppression.
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Legally Smart Shopping Will Reap Rewards
Legally Smart Shopping Will Reap Rewards
Holiday time often means shopping time! However, before the bargain-hunting bug hits, read Legal&Tax’s guide to smart spending (and hopefully a little bit of saving too!)
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PropertyView all
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The A-Z of buying your first home
The A-Z of buying your first home
Buying a new home can be a challenging and complicated process without the correct guidance and expert advice. We've put together a step-by-step guide with all the requirements you should know.
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Workplace lawView all
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Sexual harassment in the workplace
Sexual harassment in the workplace
We discuss the laws that protect you from sexual harassment at work and the process to follow when reporting this misconduct and lodging a complaint with your employer.
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Social securityView all
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SASSA
SASSA
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is a government entity responsible for distributing social grants to more than 16 million South Africans. Who is eligible for social security?
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