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Domestic Abuse
I am living with an abuser and am scared to be in lockdown with them
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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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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Covid19 If I Get Sick
COVID-19: Staying covered if you get sick
COVID-19: Staying covered if you get sick
If you get the Covid-19 virus, you cannot go to work. It does not matter if you do not feel very sick. You must still stay at home or in hospital. Otherwise, you will be putting other people’s lives at risk.
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Labour Rights
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your rights at work
The world is facing a health crisis with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and every workplace has to help fight it.
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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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Civil lawView all
Rental Housing
The rental housing tribunal
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 do 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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Man With Debt
What are your legal options when you can't pay your debt?
You may have another option when you are struggling to make loan repayments. Chantel explains how to legally cut your costs in times of financial distress.
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Criminal lawView all
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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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Lockdown living rules
Understanding some of the rules around the lockdown.
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COVID-19: You cannot refuse isolation
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, you will be told to go into quarantine. This means you have to stay in isolation (in a space by yourself) and may not come into contact with other people.
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CoronavirusView all
Man With Debt
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
Funeral Planning Article
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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Estate planningView all
Last Will
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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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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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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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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Wrapping up 2018 - A note from Benjy Porter
Wrapping up 2018 - A note from Benjy Porter
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