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Child maintenance – the facts!

Every child is entitled to receive maintenance for their basic needs such as food, clothing, housing, education and health care.
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Women and the law

The law protects and promotes the rights of women and gender equality. The law is a tool to end gender based violence, sexual harassment and discrimination against women. The law also offers women access to justice following victimisation.
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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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Labour lawview all

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Making Labour Law work for you

From basic work conditions to dealing with grievances and disputes. Your labour rights are explained in our webinar.
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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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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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Civil lawview all

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Who can be a witness to a will?

Watch this video to find out who is competent to witness a will
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Can you write your own will?

All you need to know about drafting your own will
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What makes a will valid?

Here are the requirements for a valid will
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Criminal lawview all

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Your Companion, through the good and the bad

In this article, we give a brief overview of the latest crime stats, give guidance on reporting a crime, and obtaining a protection order. We also provide you with information on our services to assist you in dealing with emotional trauma and seeking medical advice and emergency medical response.
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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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Coronavirusview all

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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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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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Disease

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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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Frozen assets after death

Your estate and bank accounts can be frozen for a long time after your death. Here's how you can help your family pick up the pieces and have enough funds to live on.
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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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Estate planningview all

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Wills & Estates

Watch our webinar where Head of Legal Helpline, Michael Visser answers your frequently asked questions about wills and estates.
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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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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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Tax

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2021 New Tax Legislation

Negligent non-compliance of all taxpayers has been criminalised.
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Debtview all

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Legally Binding Webinar

We discuss contractual obligations, the debt collection process and how to avoid being blacklisted.
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Home Repossession

We explain the foreclosure process and give you tips to help you save your home from repossession.
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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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Budgeting

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COVID-19: Dealing with Debt and Money matters

What to do if you cannot pay your accounts or your rent
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Constitutional lawview all

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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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Education

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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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Substance abuse

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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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Mental health

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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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Consumer protection

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Snap, crackle and POPI

We advise you on how to guard your personal information from harmful use.
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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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Property

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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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Social security

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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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Money

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Dealing with fraud as a result of identity theft

We help you safeguard your personal information to prevent this criminal offence against you.
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Small claims court

We show you a quick and easy way to resolve financial disputes.
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