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How-to-guides

We’re passionate about protecting your rights. That’s why our legal experts have put their heads together to come up with these helpful guides, tools and brochures for you to print out.

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Making labour law work for you

10 ways the Labour Relations Act protects your rights as a worker

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Rights within the workplace: Guide to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act

Sometimes, getting and keeping a job feels so difficult, that we forget that we have rights within the workplace.

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New year - new job?

10 tips to help you get on the right side of the law, right from the start of a new job

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How to handle disciplinary action

10 key questions to ask yourself to ensure that disciplinary action is fair

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Your guide to budgeting

Want to get sharp about your finances? The first step is to start with a budget.

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Your budget quiz

Want to get sharp about your finances? Take our budgeting quiz to see just how much you really know

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Beat the budgeting blues

Managing your finances can be tricky. Download this monthly budget to help you beat the budgeting blues.

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Be sharp at work

Your guide to dismissal, put together by your lawyers

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A self-help guide to the CCMA

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) is an independent body whom employees can approach for assistance

Getting ready for the CCMA

Craig's Story
"After I was retrenched last year, I was unable to pay my bills, like my DSTV account and my credit cards. I then started receiving threatening calls from debt collectors. That's when I turned to Legal&Tax for help."

"After I was retrenched last year, I was unable to pay my bills, like my DSTV account and my credit cards. I then started receiving threatening calls from debt collectors. That's when I turned to Legal&Tax for help. The supportive debt counsellor at Legal&Tax explained that, by selling my wife’s car, I could save the money needed to pay back my debts. Thankfully, I now have a new job and hopefully, once I have saved enough money, I will be able to buy a car soon."

Craig, 32 | Human Resources Manager | Cape Town*
Names have been changed to protect the identities of our clients.

Articles

We are young; we are free

We are proud to keep promoting their fight by helping to protect the legal rights of all ages.

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The ultimate protective parent

Understanding the relationship between parenting and the law.

Understand your parental rights

Open Doors With Good Credit Scores

Before you commit to credit, you need to make sure that you can pay back this money in a responsible way.

Whats your credit score

Debt Counselling: What to do when you can’t pay back the money

Did you know that almost half of South Africans are in debt and struggling to pay it back?

Get credit clear

The Final Cost: Financing a Funeral

Death is difficult. At this time, mourning and money should be two separate concerns.

Ensure your dignity

How the Rainbow Nation Says Goodbye

Funeral customs across the country. Guidelines of what to expect if you are going to attend a funeral.

Are you culturally conscious?

The Power of Planning Ahead for Funerals

Funerals and dying – the reality that awaits everyone at the end of life.

Plan ahead

Is your estate in order

Funeral planning for the future is the best gift you can give your family

7 tips for preparing your funeral

Your guide to income tax for 2019/2020

From 1 July to 31 October 2019, it is time to submit income tax. Income tax is the amount of money from your salary that must be paid over to the government according to the law of the country.

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What is domestic violence?

All you need to know, from getting help to protection orders.

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Your Vote Is Your Voice

Why it is your legal right to make your mark at the National Elections ballot this May

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Work Hard At Your Retirement

How to get the most out of your pension funds and their tax benefits.

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Adding value to tax

The end of the tax year looms. Government is about to release the national budget. Find out what you need to know.

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How to budget towards a bold future

If you constantly have more month than money, it's time to make a budget

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How The Law Serves Us Right

Unpacking the power of the Bill of Rights.

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School discipline and the law

Understanding what laws protect your child when it comes to discipline at school

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School fees and the law

Understanding your rights when it comes to the paying of school fees and other related costs.

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Deceased estates and the law

Understanding the legal and tax implications of a deceased estate

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Legal Taboos of Tobacco

The South African law is constantly tightening up on ways to stop smokers from lighting up.

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The high and low of cannabis

Your rights related the recent Constitutional Court ruling decriminalising the private use of weed.

Is weed legal?

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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UIF Bill Improvements

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Bill has been improved to allow those who lose their jobs to receive money for a longer period when they apply for unemployment benefits.

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The Basic Conditions of Employment Act: What you need to know

When it comes to leave, working hours, contract deductions, payslips and termination, employees and employers both have rights, according the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

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Your rights on the road

Make sure the law is on your side. Know your rights when you’re pulled over.

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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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All you need to know about emoluments order or "garnishees".

Know more, with Legal&Tax by your side.

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The ABCs of Debt

Got a question about debt? The answer may be here.

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Know more, so there's no more

Got a question about breast cancer? The answer may be here.

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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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Starting Your First Job? Be Tax Smart

It’s important to be tax-wise from a young age. Tax manager Johan Swart tells us how to do just that.

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Reduce Your Taxes the Legal Way

Rather than taking the risk of tax evasion and avoidance, learn how to reduce your tax bill, the Legal&Tax way.

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Debt doubts? Not with Legal&Tax by your side

Got a question about debt counselling? Our experts have the answers.

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Tax Time, No Problem!

With Legal&Tax by your side, this daunting and often complicated task can be simple and hassle-free, leaving you with more time to focus on things that really matter.

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Got a Tax Question?

Johan Swart, tax manager at Legal&Tax, answers our members’ frequently asked questions.

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Know Your Rights This Human Right's Day

What are the rights of tenants? We get your questions answered.

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Let freedom month be the start of a debt-free life

April marks the celebration of Freedom Day in SA. On the downside, it’s also the start of an expensive time for South Africans.

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The logic of love

Beyond the diamonds, dresses and – of course – the love, there are some really good reasons for putting a ring on it.

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The road to safety

Your bags are packed – holidays await. But before you start your engine, there’s one more thing to consider.

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Pregnancy, HIV, Race

Grounds for turning a child away from a school?

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Legal & You

Life can be complicated – but with Legal&Tax by your side, you never have to feel alone.

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New tax laws - what you need to know

The new tax law signed by the president will come into effect from 1 March 2016.

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The Rights of Workers and the Laws that Protect Them

How are the rights of workers protected today?

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Interest Rate Caps on Credit

Revised caps to interest rates and fees charged on loans came into effect on 6 May 2016.

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The Right to be a Dad

Unmarried and divorced fathers have rights too.

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Free Agreements

Domestic Worker Employment Contract

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Acknowledgement of Debt

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Agreement for the sale of a motor vehicle

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Agreement of Lease

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Joint Last Will and Testament

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Videos

Do you deserve a holiday or bonus?

Have you been treated unfairly by you employer because you didn’t receive a bonus, or weren’t granted the leave you applied for. We unpack your rights and responsibilities.

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Your rights when stopped at a roadblock

With the festive season approaching it’s important that you are aware of your rights when stopped at a #roadblock. Legal advisor, Natasha Ngwerume summarised what you need to know.

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What to know when booking your holiday home

With holiday makers planning their end-of-year trips I take a look at your rights and responsibilities in terms of the Consumer Protection Act regarding booking and renting a holiday home, and should the need arise cancelling your booking.

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What you need to know when it comes to longer-term leasing

Getting ready to move into a new home, or rent your home out to somebody else. Longer-term leases are governed by the Rental Housing Tribunal Act and the Consumer Protection Act. Legal Advisor, Nadia Hadebe discusses what you need to know from a longer-term leasing perspective.

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Submitting your tax returns

In this 1 minute video our Head of Tax Services gives you some pointers to get your submission over the line

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Matters of Love

With love comes great responsibilities - Legal&Tax discuss matters of love and the law.

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Labour Matters

Chantal, one of our Legal&Tax legal experts, explains your rights in the workplace. Watch this video to learn more.

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Sexual Harassment

What to do if you're the target of sexual harassment in the workplace. Our Legal&Tax experts shed some light on this topic. Watch this video to learn more.

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Heritage Day

Our diversity is what makes up our rainbow nation. Know your cultural rights in the workplace. Watch this video to learn more.

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Women Right’s

Women have walked a long road to achieve equal rights. Learn more about women's rights in the workplace. Watch this video to learn more.

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Teleteacher

TeleTeacher from Legal&Tax assists children from grades 1-12 in all major school subjects. Watch this video to learn more.

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