Month: September 2019

September 9, 2019

Your rights in a roadblock

As we gear down for the end of the year, roadblocks are more likely to start cropping up. If you get stopped in one, knowing your rights (and responsibilities) can protect you.   First off, it’s important to distinguish between the two types of roadblocks: An informal roadblock, which is typically intended to catch drunk drivers […]

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September 9, 2019

Keeping your house in order: Domestic workers and the law

Many South African families employ a domestic worker, either on a part-time or full-time basis. The employee-employer relationship is often casual, and the domestic worker can come to feel part of the family. However, there are still legal requirements that the employer must adhere to. Doing so, and making sure everything is agreed upon in […]

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September 2, 2019

Legal process and state capture: Slow but sure

I expect that most of our readers, like me, feel a bit punch-drunk by all of the waves of bad news and negative sentiment that seem to have been relentlessly washing over us for the past few months. When Jacob Zuma was finally prised from office and Cyril Ramaphosa took the helm, we had a […]

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