Entries by LAW FOR ALL

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 Could Be Implemented Soon

Everything you need to know about AARTO’s road traffic violation points system After years of speculation and anticipation, word on the street is that the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) traffic demerit system could be implemented soon after a meeting of the national AARTO task team in Bloemfontein later this month.  Its primary […]

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 […]

Justice for Women Lawyers in South Africa

There is still widespread gender inequality in our country’s legal fraternity   “When men are oppressed, it’s a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it’s tradition.”   -Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Author and Social Activist-   Gender inequality is a tradition that persists and thrives in post-apartheid South Africa even- somewhat ironically- in the country’s legal landscape. […]

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

Obtaining a “not guilty” verdict can be a costly affair, so it’s best to make sure your legal insurance has you covered. “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 […]

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 […]

Transforming the Legal Industry – Financial Aid for Black Lawyers

Lawyers move South Africa’s philosophy – more specifically black lawyers. Former Public Protector, Adv. Thuli Madonsela held this fervent view at last year’s Black Lawyers Association’s National General Meeting, where she boldly spoke on the role of legal professionals in dismantling racism and transforming South Africa. Since lawyers influence the outlook of the country, it […]

A New Years Resolution You Can Keep – Creating a Will

Talking about and planning for death can be intimidating, but if getting a Will isn’t high on the priority list this year, it should be! The reality is you just never know when you might rub shoulders with death. It’s best to be safe rather than sorry, isn’t it? Besides, wouldn’t you want to be […]