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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 […]

Download and Read the Full State Capture Report

Today the North Gauteng High Court instructed the office of the Public Protector to release the long awaited 355-page State Capture report into allegations of improper influence by the notorious Gupta family over our President and Ministers. Former Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela has instructed President Jacob Zuma to appoint a judicial commission of inquiry […]

The Battle for Workplace Equality – Paternity Leave

South Africa has seen two decades of social progress in the workplace, but unfortunately, our employment laws still perpetuate the idea that child-care is exclusively a mother’s responsibility. Thankfully, our lawmakers seem ready to reconsider these laws – by turning to dads and giving them paternity leave. Our current laws basically force (and perhaps intimidates) […]

Helping SMME’s Thrive

The number of SMME’s (Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises) has increased significantly over the last few years. SMME’s play an important role in growing South Africa’s sluggish economy, and creating much needed employment. Unfortunately, most of them will close their doors before reaching their full potential. Government has placed the development of SMME’s high on […]

Let’s Rethink Financial Services Advertising

SWITCH ON the TV and you’ll see financial advertisements driving fear. For too long, South Africans were subjected to poor conduct practices and unfair treatment in the financial sector. Conventional consumer protection laws were outdated and generic, offering inadequate protection. Fortunately, the financial sector has seen essential regulatory interventions and reforms, aiming to transform the […]

5 Things You Should Know Before Signing a Contract

It might seem like agreeing to something is as easy as putting pen to paper, but it just isn’t that simple. There are important things to consider before signing any contract. “At the start of most contractual relationships, people feel optimistic, excited and confident that they will achieve what the contract was intended for in […]

Bearing the Brunt

Policyholder tells the story of how LAW FOR ALL helped her get a protection order when she thought it was impossible. She lies on the floor covered in the blanket her mother gave her for warmth when she was taken to her husband’s family kraal. She can still remember the rhythm of the African drums, […]