Month: May 2018

May 31, 2018

Where to turn when your child’s maintenance isn’t being paid

In South Africa, there are many single parents who are struggling to make ends meet while the other parent does not commit to supporting their child/ren. Chapter 2 section 28 of the Constitution specifically talks to Children rights.  The Children’s Act states that: “In all matters concerning the care, protection and well-being of a child, […]

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May 28, 2018

Commemorating Amnesty International Day

Today we celebrate Amnesty International day. This day commemorates the day Peter Beneson decided to launch a one year campaign called “Appeal for Amnesty 1961” as well as the fact that this appeal turned into an international organisation advocating for and protecting the rights of what Beneson referred to as “prisoners of conscience” within one […]

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May 22, 2018

Van Breda guilty

Following on the heels of the state’s successful appeals to firstly upgrade Oscar Pistorius’ conviction from culpable homicide to murder and then to increase his sentence and Christopher Panayiotou’s conviction of the murder of his wife, Jade, Henri van Breda was this week found guilty of murdering his parents and his brother, seriously injuring his […]

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May 21, 2018

What happens when your salary is late?

Refusing to go to work because your employer hasn’t paid your salary yet?  Beware – your refusal could lead to disciplinary actions against you. It often happens that employees do not get paid on the date set out in their employment contracts. When this happens, some employees decided not to attend work until they get […]

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May 2, 2018

Another step in insuring credit access to all

A recent judgment in a matter brought by various retailers against the Department of Trade & Industry and the National Credit Regulator caused quite a stir in the credit industry and was widely reported on. Unfortunately, the reporting wasn’t always so accurate. The judgment delivered in March 2018 in respect of the review and setting […]

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