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Are you familiar with the legal requirements for surrogacy

Are you familiar with the legal requirements for surrogacy? Arisha Rajaram Surrogacy in South Africa Surrogacy is a process where artificial fertilization occurs in a surrogate mother to assist parents (commissioning parents) in bearing a child. The surrogate...
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Applying for child maintenance

Applying for child maintenance Arisha Rajaram What is maintenance Both parents have an equal duty to contribute towards the maintenance needs of their child. This duty exists whether the parents are married or divorced, or whether the child...
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Spanking children is now unconstitutional as a form of discipline

Spanking children is now unconstitutional as a form of discipline Nozipho Mvulane The Constitutional Court handed down judgment on 18 September 2019 in the matter of Freedom of Religion South Africa v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development...
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NQF Amendment Act – Jail Time for People Who Misrepresent Their Qualifications

NQF Amendment Act – Jail Time for People Who Misrepresent Their Qualifications Nozipho Mvulane The National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act 12 of  2019 (the Act) was signed into law on 13 August 2019. The Act has not yet...
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Has your last Will and Testament been prepared?

Has your last Will and Testament been prepared? Arisha Rajaram What is a Will? A Will, also known as a Testament is a legal record where a person (testator) expresses their wishes as to how their property is...
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Domestic Violence – Applying for An Urgent Interim Protection Order

Domestic Violence – Applying for An Urgent Interim Protection Order Nozipho Mvulane Protection against domestic violence is a human right. It is founded on several human rights in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,1996 (the Constitution)....
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The proposed amendments to the Private Security Industry Regulations

The proposed amendments to the Private Security Industry Regulations Arisha Rajaram There have been amendments to the Regulations for the Private Security Industry. These Regulations address some of the topics dealing with firearms and weapons which may be...
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Getting married? Know which marital system is best for you!

Getting married? Know which marital system is best for you! Arisha Rajaram The Marriage Act 25 of 1961 provides for 4 requirements that need to be met, prior to getting married, which are: the parties need to have...
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Debt Review

Removal Of A Debt Review Order

Removal Of A Debt Review Order Nozipho Mvulane A debtor can apply for debt review where they are over indebted. This is an application done with the assistance of the debt counselor through an order of court.  Debt review is a process where a debtor can lawfully restructure their debt in order to meet their […]
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