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Who qualifies for legal aid in South Africa?

Who qualifies for legal aid Legal Aid South Africa (“LASA“) has a mandate from the South African Constitution to help the poor get tax-funded legal assistance. It is important that we make sure the people we help need our assistance

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The Children’s Act 38 of 2005

The Children’s Act 38 of 2005 has influenced not only the rights of children and parents, but also the way in which any disputes in this area are dealt with in practice. Our courts have also had to move away

Fixed term Consumer Agreement?

In terms of the new Consumer Protection 68 of 2008 (the Act), an agreement that is stipulated to endure for a particular amount of time is called a ‘fixed term agreement’, and the agreement therefore is regulated by the provisions

Divorce 101: What is a divorce?

Marriage is a legal bond between two people, and provides those people with certain rights and obligations against each other. The only way to terminate these rights and obligations (as much as possible), is for the parties to obtain a

Drunk Driving: Court Procedure

What must the State prove? In a case of driving under the┬áinfluence of liquor, the state must prove that the accused drove a vehicle on a public road while under the influence, or while the alcohol content of the accused’s

Consumer’s rights to safe, good quality goods

The Consumer Protection Act No. 68 of 2008 (‘the CPA’) has been hailed as the end of the voetstoots clause in sale agreements as we know it. While the provisions giving rise to the consumer protection bodies and those authorising