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By Andries Cornelissen B. Proc, Practical Legal Training, Accredited and Certified Mediator, International Accredited and Certified Mediator London School of Mediation, Certified and Accredited Conflict Coach, Practicing Associate: The Association of Arbitrators, Certified and Accredited AHI Representative SMME CLIENT NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2021 EDITION – NEW CASE LAW: DISMISSAL AND DEPRESSION SUMMARY Section 187(1)(f) of the […]

A person on the receiving end of a dog’s aggression and/ or unpredictable behaviour, may hold the pet’s owner accountable for past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of income, pain and suffering, loss of amenities of life, disability, and disfigurement. This is regardless of whether the owner was in possession of the […]

Every time you apply for credit (let’s say a mobile phone network contract for example), your potential creditor will first consult your credit profile before accepting or rejecting your application.   Your potential creditor does this to determine how risky it is to lend you money. You see, your credit profile shares all your secrets: […]

By Andries Cornelissen B. Proc, Practical Legal Training, Accredited and Certified Mediator, International Accredited and Certified Mediator London School of Mediation, Certified and Accredited Conflict Coach, Practicing Associate: The Association of Arbitrators, Certified and Accredited AHI Representative The Greek philosopher Plato once said: “Excellence is not a gift, but a skillset that takes practice. We do […]

By Jolané van der Walt-Nieuwoudt (LLB) (LLM) The Small Claims Court (SCC) was implemented in South Africa to make justice less expensive and more accessible for everyone. Although you are not allowed to have legal representation when presenting your legal case, nothing stops you from seeking legal advice to learn more about your legal rights in the matter before […]

1. There is currently no law specifically regulating polygraph (lie detecting) tests in South Africa! 2. Some employers make use of polygraphs to test the honesty of employees after company property has gone missing or after alleged misconduct. A few employers even request pre-interview polygraph testing! 3. These tests involve electronic sensors placed over the […]

1.       Not for convenience   The artificial insemination of a surrogate mother is only lawful if the commissioning parent/ parents have a permanent and irreversible condition and are therefore unable to give birth to a child. 2.       The surrogate mother may not receive any form of payment The surrogate mother may not receive any form of […]

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