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Keeping Holidays Happy After a Divorce
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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Seven ways to get exam ready
When it comes to exams, parents and children can get equally stressed. So we’ve provided these seven helpful tips to help you help your kids study.
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Labour lawView all
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The Legal and Tax Side to Mental Health
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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Contracts
Domestic worker employment contract
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Dismissal
Be sharp at work
Your guide to dismissal, put together by your lawyers.
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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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Contracts
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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Time To talk about TB
Time To talk about TB
It’s Time… To talk about TB. To Know my TB status. To step up the fight to end TB. For a World without TB
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Are you diabetic
10 questions to ask, if you are worried you have diabetes.
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Breast Cancer Awareness
Got a question about breast cancer? The answer may be here.
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Be blood (ubuntu) brothers & sisters
Be blood (ubuntu) brothers & sisters
“Every few seconds, someone, somewhere, needs blood.” This is the message from the World Health Organisation ahead of World Blood Donor Day which is remembered around the globe every year on 14 June.
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World Aids Day
A quick read to help you avoid or manage HIV infection.
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HIV = ARV
We live in a world where HIV is prominent. Thankfully, it is easier now than ever to know your HIV status, and to live a long, healthy life regardless of your status.
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Stop flu from infecting you!
Stop flu from infecting you!
Legal&Tax’s medical experts are here to inform you about the key facts of flu and how to help prevent you and your family from getting sick this season.
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Vaccinations Article
Be Part of the Vacin-Nation
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Salt In Your Diet
Salt In Your Diet
Research has shown that a high salt (sodium) intake is linked to increased blood pressure (hypertension) which can lead to serous health complications.
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Are You Water Wise?
If we look at the composition of our bodies, water is the largest single component of the body. It compromises up to 60-70% of our total body weight. Every chemical, biochemical and metabolic reaction that takes place in the body requires water to be present.
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Episode 4: The Psychology of Food Labels
It's proven that we give ourselves permission to eat more because the Food Label says "Low Fat" , "Low Calorie" or "0 Sugar".
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Train right for your body type
Train right for your body type
Figure out what type of body shape you have, and then choose exercises that best suit the needs of your particular build
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Understanding pain
Pain is a part of life. It is there from the beginning, in a small baby, and it is there at the end, when the person dies.
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Achieving healthier, happier life
I believe an active lifestyle has definitely led to a happier life for me. My advice? I strongly advise incorporating exercise as an added benefit to help achieve a happier, healthier life.
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SmokingView all
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Stop smoking today!
Stop smoking today!
But staying smoke-free is the real struggle
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Funeral planningView all
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Dealing with Death and Grief
Dealing with Death and Grief
Death is a hard reality and to lose a loved one can leave you experiencing great emotional pain. It is completely normal to find yourself reacting in a variety of ways and to find that your emotions keep switching, as you try and cope with this trauma.
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Preparing for the death of a parent
Imagining life without your parents is tough, but as they grow older, losing your mom and dad becomes a hard fact you have to face
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Funeral Planning Article
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
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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Money on the global move
Money on the global move
If you are wanting to send move your money outside of South Africa, this is called investing abroad. This process has very strict rules that you must follow or you will be breaking the law.
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Tax for Gogo and Gramps
There are very important financial and tax factors to keep in mind when approaching retirement, and thereafter.
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Tax Returns
Adding Value to Tax
It might be just the beginning of 2019, but already the end of the tax year looms! In addition, the government is about to release the national budget – the results of which can directly affect your purse or pocket.
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Credit Scores Article
Open Doors With Good Credit Scores
Open Doors With Good Credit Scores
Businesses are constantly offering you the chance to get goods and services first, and only have to pay for them afterwards.
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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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Christmas debt? Not this year!
Make sure you (and your bank account) are ready for the Festive Season with Legal&Tax by your side.
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BudgetingView all
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HOW TO BE BLACK FRIDAY #WINNING
HOW TO BE BLACK FRIDAY #WINNING
The buzz around Black Friday is building – and while there are certainly chances to get some good bargains – you also need to be careful not to slip into overspending or be duped by dodgy deals.
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Budget
How to budget towards a bold future
If you constantly find yourself having more month left than money just before pay-day, it is time to make a budget.
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Holiday Season Budgeting
Tips for surviving the financial pinch this Christmas
As the festive season approaches, we all feel the pressure on our pocket, whether it’s the cost of a holiday, the price of gifts or the cost of entertaining family and friends
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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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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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School Girl
School discipline and the law
What laws impact on how your child can be disciplined at school
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EducationView all
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We are young, we are free
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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Seven ways to get exam ready
Stressed for exams? Don’t be. TeleTeacher is here for you.
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NewslettersView all
Main Banner Q4 2019
Legal&You Newsletter Q4 2019
Legal&You Newsletter Q4 2019
Welcome to the final edition of Legal&You for the year Thank you for your support over the last year. As we approach the festive season, we have had time to reflect on our mission to be your companion. That means that with Legal&Tax you are not alone. We are here for you through every step of your life.
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Legal&You Newsletter Q3 2019
In this edition we highlight some of these benefits. You can view all of the benefits for here.
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Legal&You Fourth Quarter 2018
Wrapping up 2018
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AllergiesView all
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When Spring brings on the Sniffles
When Spring brings on the Sniffles
Spring is here and while we all dream of spending time outdoors, enjoying fresh air and beautiful flowers, this time of the year also marks the beginning of ‘Allergy Season’.
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Unpacking NHI
Unpacking NHI
What does universal health coverage mean for the man on the street
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When the Party is Over
When the Party is Over
While the festive season often becomes the reason to party and have a drink or two, there is a darker side to indulging in alcohol and other dangerous substances. Brain damage, strokes, bleeding in the throat, a loss of breath, heart disease, liver failure, stomach and intestinal cancer and ulcers, impotence and infertility, osteoporosis… And death. These are some of the terrifying effects that alcohol and drugs can have on your body.
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Cannabis Leaves
The impact of alcohol and drug abuse
Substance abuse has long term side effects, that will impact you and those around you
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The harmful effects of alcohol abuse
Understand how alcohol impacts on your body
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SuncareView all
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When Heatstroke Hits
When Heatstroke Hits
Summertime and sunshine are two of South African’s favourite things. However, too much heat can be very dangerous to your health. One of the dangers is that you can get heatstroke. This is an extremely dangerous medical condition.
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Safety First when it Comes to the Summer Sun
Having fun in the sun is everyone’s main wish when summertime arrives. Indeed, we need to get some sunshine in order to create Vitamin D and for other health benefits. However, too much time spent in the sun can be very dangerous to your health. Therefore you must make sure that you protect yourself very carefully from its effects.
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Mental healthView all
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When your Holiday Does Not Feel Jolly
When your Holiday Does Not Feel Jolly
Often when we look at Hollywood versions of holiday time, we see a picture of happiness, warmth, and lots of quality time with friend and family. However, for many this is not the reality. In fact, for many people the holiday time can be very lonely.
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It’s important to Open Up about Mental Health
Mental health is linked to the idea of psychological wellbeing. This means that you have a sense of stable and positive emotions and good interactions with other people. When your mental health is in order, you are able to cope with different situations, including those that are stressful. You are also able to make calm and careful choices. However, there can be times that you experience mental health problems.
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Depression
Do you or someone you know seem to suffer from depression or mental illness?
Here are some signs to look out for to determine if you need help.
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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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