Ask anyone to quote the movie Braveheart, and they’ll likely belt out lead character William Wallace’s iconic, “Freedom!” line. And if you ask any young adult in South Africa what they want most in life, you will probably get the same response. Yes, having independence is exciting and the possibilities are endless: from going out into the world and building the life of your dreams, to landing the ultimate job, buying that dream car or planning a fairy-tale wedding. But, it can get a little overwhelming and stressful every now and then! And, at some point on the road to freedom, South Africans will encounter unexpected legal potholes and need expert legal advice to successfully navigate work, money and family-related problems.
Freedom is not FREE: Social Awareness and Giving Back during Nelson Mandela Month.
Of course, the liberty we enjoy and the rights LAW FOR ALL fights for every day is thanks to the freedom fighters who came before us. Fittingly, in July, we celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday and legacy. But despite our immense progress, there are still many South Africans who don’t get to fully experience the freedoms of today. This is why it’s up to every citizen to not just strive for change during a single month; it should be a consistent endeavour. LAW FOR ALL prides itself on making a positive impact throughout the year. Our most recent project is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to build houses in Wallacedene, Western Cape.
LAW FOR ALL: A Friend in the Law
LAW FORALL believes that you don’t have to go through life’s ups and downs alone, so we also want to lend you a helping hand this July. LAW FOR ALL’s expert lawyers are in your corner and ready to take your call and give you legal advice. As a policyholder, you have access to a 24-hr legal advice hotline. As always, we’ve got your back.
This month, LAW FOR ALL takes a closer look at:
Make the Most of the Tax Season in South Africa
Paying tax is an inescapable part of life, and you have to do so responsibly otherwise you could legal action. Recently, it was announced that the tax return threshold has been lifted from R350 000 to R500 000.
This means that people who earn less than R500 000 per year, and meet certain other criteria, will not need to file tax returns. We unpack the latest developments and look into how you can make the most of the tax season in South Africa.
Things You Shouldn’t Say on Social Media
Social media is an inescapable part of modern life, and while it’s certainly a space for you to post selfies, express views and opinions (some even make a career out of this), you need to think before you post. In fact, you could be one offensive tweet away from losing your job, going to jail or being fined. Check out LAW FOR ALL’s go-to guide for what you shouldn’t put out into the cyber realm:
Car Modification Laws in South Africa
Of course, one of the most popular things you may want to post on social media is your first car, especially if you’ve decided to really spruce it up to the point where the guys from Pimp My Ride would give you a thumbs up! But there are legal limits to the visual and technical enhancements you can add to your vehicle. We take a closer at the dos and don’ts of pimping your ride in South Africa.
Getting Arrested & Paying Bail in South Africa
You certainly don’t want to be in a position where illegal car modifications get you into legal trouble and, possibly, behind bars. However, the truth is, you never know when you are going to have an encounter with the law, and the prospect of going to jail is terrifying. But with LAW FOR ALL, you don’t have to face this situation alone. Not only can we assist with paying bail and making a bail application, we also have a 24-hr emergency bail line. Here’s what you need to know about applying for and paying bail in South Africa.
Credit Records & Clearing Adverse Credit Listings
Of course, on the road to financial freedom, you will encounter debt, and it can impact your life in unexpected ways. If you don’t check your credit record regularly, you might not know if you have been blacklisted by a creditor, which can have various consequences. Did you know you are the legal right to request a free credit report every year and that LAW FOR ALL can assist with drawing it? You never know what legal trouble will come your way, so we are here to assist.
6. The Pressure of Getting Married in South Africa.
Even though more and more South Africans are choosing not to get married, you might still be asked to be a bridesmaid. So, if you are dealing with a “bridezilla” or need to brush up on the legal aspects of wedding demands, we tackle different wedding scenarios to give you more insight.
Riding Shotgun on Your Journey through Life
LAW FOR ALL is determined to have your back when you need it the most. Yes, life can be complicated, but the law doesn’t have to be with us in your corner. Give us a call!
We’ve Got Your Back!
LAW FOR ALL policies are pocket-friendly and provide comprehensive cover for whatever legal challenge life throws your way. For more information on how LAW FOR ALL can become your friend in times of need and help you navigate life have a look at our policies here.