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#LockdownSA – unlocking your rights to child maintenance

If dealing with the proliferation of financial demands manufactured by the current Lockdown isn’t as daunting enough – having to deal with non-compliance with maintenance orders can be crippling and infuriating to say the least. It helps to know that the law can be enforced during such difficult times. Specific provisions of the Maintenance Act […]

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#COVID-19 – Parental Rights – the do’s and don’ts

Knowing your parental rights and responsibilities in respect of your minor child is crucial in light of the current state of affairs. From a psychological and financial point of view, minor children need parental support during this very challenging time.   Parental Rights and Responsibilities the Starting Point   Parental rights and responsibilities, an umbrella […]

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Know your rights when you are being harassed

Harassment will probably not be a topic unknown to most readers of this article. The fact it is, all of us at some stage of our lives has been subjected to harassment in some form whether directly or indirectly and when it happens, it can be difficult to resolve. Difficult to resolve; a person being […]

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Recognition of Customary Marriages Amendment Bill: Interim Order of the Constitutional Court becomes final

Introduction The 30th November 2019 marked the last day for Parliament to rectify the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act No. 120 1998 (“the RCMA”) in line with the Interim Order handed down by the Constitutional Court (“the CC”) in Ramuhovhi and Others v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others (CCT194/16) [2017] ZACC […]

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Recent Changes – Government Pension Funds and Divorce Settlements

Government employees who are members of the Government Employees Pension Fund (‘GEPF’) can breathe a sigh of relief, as their pension interest will no longer be subject to the ‘debt’ approach when distributing pension interest when enforcing terms of a Divorce Settlement Order. The previous rules were structured in such a way that the divorce […]

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