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Customary Marriages and the Division of the Joint Estate

Introduction It is a common problem in South Africa, particularly in rural areas, that when spouses to a Customary Marriage institute divorce, the husband indicates an unwillingness to accept the division of the matrimonial property. In most cases, people separate informally without obtaining a divorce and this leads to them missing out on benefitting from […]

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Law firm Nomination – 5 or more Women Lawyers

We are absolutely honoured to have been nominated for the 5 or more Women Lawyers category. Whilst there is a worldwide recognition of leaders in law there are only a few countries who have embarked on awards to exemplify women in law. South Africa is new to the territory of a woman only stand-alone law […]

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The Racism Card at Work – Can Falsely Accusing Someone of Racism Warrant Dismissal?

Introduction South Africa has been plagued by decades of racism that has not been significantly addressed since our new constitutional dispensation post 1994. As such, tensions have remained high, rightly so, in situations where racism has been alleged. Unfortunately, there have also been situations where false allegations of racism have been used. Most recently in […]

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Unwanted Direct Marketing and your Right to Refuse

Introduction A situation that almost every consumer has experienced has been that of receiving an unwanted phone call from a telemarketer. The conversation is carried out with the intention of selling you a product or service and is essentially a sales pitch. As a consumer, do you know your rights to refuse your information being […]

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Demotion in the Workplace: What you need to know

Introduction                                                  Often times Employers set targets for Employees in order to monitor their performance. When an Employee continuously does not meet his/her target, the Employer has to intervene and assess why […]

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