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October 5, 2016

Domestic workers: Should I have an employment contract?

All workers have certain rights under the Constitution of South Africa and labour regulations. Just like any other type of employment, all domestic workers should be employed in terms of a signed employment contract.   The position of domestic workers is regulated by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, which needs to be read along

September 29, 2016

Your right to legal representation for legal advice and assistance.

In terms of section 35 of Constitution, every person arrested and/or detained has a constitutional right to consult with a legal practitioner of his/her choice and to be informed of this right promptly.   This right includes: – that an accused person may be represented by legal counsel of his or her choice, if one

September 21, 2016

Understanding and Applying for a Protection Order

A protection order aims at preventing the reoccurrence of domestic violence by stating what conduct an alleged offender must refrain from doing in future. This order requires that a respondent complies with the protection order provisions as set out in the interim and/or final protection order. If the respondent contravenes any stipulation of the protection order,

September 14, 2016

Garnishee orders: New developments

In a groundbreaking judgment handed down on Tuesday 13 September 2016, the Constitutional Court found that an Emoluments Attachment Orders (EAO) require judicial oversight to determine if they are just and equitable, and if the amount is appropriate.   A garnishee order or EAO is a court order that compels a debtor’s employer to pay

September 12, 2016

Residential evictions: Step-by-step guide

In order to evict an unlawful occupier (lessee) from residential property, the procedure in terms of ss 4 and 5 of the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act 19 of 1998 (the Act) must be complied with. Basically, the lessor has to obtain a court order to evict an unlawful

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