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Lockdown law breakers & fines for offences
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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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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Divorce & co-parenting during the lockdown
I am divorced and co-parenting. What happens to my children during the lockdown?
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Is your child safe at school?
Is your child safe at school?
For any parent, school safety must simply be a guarantee. However, the recent tragedy in which 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi died during a school camp for Parktown Boy’s High was a reminder that sadly this is not always the case.
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Keeping Holidays Happy After a Divorce
Holidays are often associated with spending special time with family. However, one of the main challenges after a divorce is how and where your children will spend their school holiday time between you and your ex-spouse
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Protecting your Right to Parent
Every parent wants to make sure that their children are safe, nurtured and secure. Even if you are unmarried or divorced, the law is on your side when it comes to your rights as a parent. Let’s take a closer look at how the law helps protect your parenting rights:
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Family comes first
Family comes first
When you are caught between your baby and your boss, remember that maternity leave laws make sure you do not have to choose. Family comes first and your job is legally protected throughout.
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The Legal and Tax Side to Mental Health
If you have experienced mental health problems that are very severe, you might need to take disability leave, or even have to leave your job completely.
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Domestic worker employment contract
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(Legal) Rules of The Road
(Legal) Rules of The Road
Legal&Tax’s guide to help you rev up your knowledge of how the law helps protect your rights when it comes to vehicles and driving.
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Agreement for the-sale of-a motor vehicle
Buying or selling a car privately? Protect yourself with our free legal agreement for the sale of vehicle.
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Acknowledgment of Debt
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​Do you feel unsafe when being pulled over by the police?
​Do you feel unsafe when being pulled over by the police?
The South African Police Service (SAPS) or Metro Police have the right to pull over a car on the road and to search it. However, if you feel endangered, you are within your rights to ask the police officer to accompany you to the nearest police station to do the search.
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Tobacco
The Legal Taboos of Tobacco
The South African law is constantly tightening up on ways to stop smokers from lighting up.
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Cannabis
The High and Low of Cannabis
On 18 September 2018, the Constitutional Court unanimously confirmed the Cape High Court judgment that personal use of cannabis is not a criminal offence.
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The Power of Planning Ahead for Funerals
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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Funeral
Funeral Customs across the Country
South Africa has a fascinating mix of cultures and religions. As we enjoy a democratic society where we are free to mix and mingle amongst each other, we might also experience lifestyles and practices very different to our own.
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Funeral Get Smart
The Final Cost: Financing a Funeral
Legal&Tax’s Funeral Plan can be a caring companion at this time of pain. Instead of tying its members down into specific service providers, Legal&Tax pays out in cash immediately.
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Deceased estates and the law
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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Debt
Debt Counselling:
Debt Counselling:
Did you know that almost half of South Africans are in debt and struggling to pay it back?
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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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Kids At School Desks
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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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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Wrapping up 2018 - A note from Benjy Porter
Wrapping up 2018 - A note from Benjy Porter
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