New Parental Leave Provisions

In terms of recent changes to Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), from 1 January 2020, the BCEA makes provision for parental leave, adoption leave and commissioning parent leave (surrogacy arrangements). Parental, adoption and commissioning parental leave will be unpaid but employees can submit claims to the Unemployment Insurance Fund to qualify for payment of… Continue Reading

Must divorcing parties attempt to mediate their dispute?

Mediation as a Dispute Resolution Mechanism Mediation assists both parties in working out arrangements for themselves and their children instead of handing over control of their affairs to a court. The process reduces conflict by helping couples consider the issues that need to be settled and the various options for settlement that may be available… Continue Reading

Dog Bites – What are your rights?

When can you claim damages for patrimonial loss (expressed in money) from a dog owner if his dog bites you and injures you? Two Latin principals apply, the actio de pauperie (that refers to the legal remedy that can be brought against the owner of a domesticated animal that has caused damage when it was acting contrary… Continue Reading

Understanding How The Consumer Protection Act Helps You

Understanding How The Consumer Protection Act Helps You

What Is The Consumer Protection Act? Consumer protection is a legislation which is based on ensuring that the individual, or individuals, have the right to a business practice which is fair, transparent and open. What this means is that a consumer is protected against any untruths or deceptions from a business, such as stating the… Continue Reading

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