Entries by LAW FOR ALL

Free Legal Document – Living Will

A living will is a valuable document that helps your family and physician make medical decisions on your behalf when you are too physically ill or mentally impaired to do so yourself. Download our FREE template and fill in the necessary details. Bear in mind, family members, beneficiaries, trustees or the executor of your last will and […]

Labour Laws Could Shake Things Up for Uber

The tension between metered-taxi operators and Uber drivers is intensifying and, in some cases, resulting in violence as seen in Johannesburg recently.  The taxi drivers maintain that they cannot compete with the app-based transport service since its rates are more affordable and functions outside of South African law because they do not have to obtain […]

Speak to your Boss before Protesting on Friday

On 7 April 2017, South Africans from all walks of life will unite across the country in protest and send a loud and clear message to the government about our democracy! But, before you head to the streets to voice your unhappiness with the current state of affairs, it is important to speak to your […]

Break-In at Office of the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

According to a media release from the RSA Judiciary, a break-in occurred in the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) located in Midrand, Johannesburg in the early hours of this morning, 15 Computers were stolen in the office where the Human Resources and Facilities Units are located.  The stolen computers contain valuable information about Judges […]

High Court Denies Government’s Attempt to Withdraw from the International Criminal Court

Breaking News – the Pretoria High Court has denied government’s attempt at withdrawing from the International Criminal Court(ICC) and ordered President Zuma, the Minister of Justice and Minister of International Relations to revoke their notice to withdraw. The Court held that the country’s executive (the President and his cabinet) does not have the power to […]

Buckle Up: The New AARTO Demerit System Approved by Parliament

After years of speculation and anticipation, amendments to the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Bill (AARTO) is close to being signed into law. Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Transport has approved changes to the proposed law, and it will now be tabled in the National Assembly. AARTO’s primary objective is to remove habitual traffic offenders […]

A President’s Power: ZUMA vs TRUMP

Ever wondered how South Africa’s Head of State influences the law? Many would’ve given anything to be a fly on the wall during the Donald Trump/ Jacob Zuma phone call earlier this week, and while they both share the title “President”, the ways in which they can implement policy in their respective countries differs rather […]

50 Shades of Chaos: SONA Events and the Law Explained

In the spirit of #ThrowbackThursday, we’ve decided to reflect on the 2015 State of the Nation Address (SONA) and all the controversies that came with it. Rather fittingly, the annual event also coincided with a somewhat dubious feature film release. We cannot help but wonder whether tonight’s #SONA2017 will be any less chaotic. First published […]

The Price You Pay for Proving Your Innocence

“You’re innocent until proven guilty” is a saying that’s often bandied, but have you ever actually wondered how much proving your innocence could cost? Recently, that question became a reality for one of our policyholders after he was arrested*. Just that very act of being incarcerated is one of the most stressful and traumatic things […]

Your Best Friend in Law: How We Fight for You

Unfair dismissal – One of our clients shares her story of how we helped her get her job back It goes without saying that we all need a shoulder to cry on from time to time, especially if our shoulders are weighed down by legal notices, complicated contracts or the prospect of having to stand […]

Financial Aid for Black Lawyers: Transforming the Legal Industry

Lawyers play an important role in South Africa’s mission to dismantle racism and strive for economic transformation, and this has always been a cornerstone of LAW FOR ALL’s philosophy.  In uncertain political times, we’re seeing just how valuable the judiciary is when it comes to keeping the country on track.  Therefore, legal practitioners should lead […]