ConCourt Recognition of Muslim Marriage a Victory for Women and Children’s Rights

ConCourt Muslim Marriage

Reprinted from Mondaq, by Aslam Moosajeeand Shenaaz Munga – 2022-08-03 On 28 June 2022, the Constitutional Court, in Women’s Legal Centre Trust v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others, held that the non-recognition of Muslim marriages infringes upon the rights of Muslim women and their children to dignity, equality, access to courts and the best interests […]

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Guardian of your universe

Guardian Child in Will

Why you need to appoint a legal guardian for your children in your will If you have children, you need a will. If you die without a will, this is known as dying intestate or in a state of intestacy. Nearly 75% of South  Africans die without having a valid will. If this happens, your […]

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Crypto currency industry seeks legal skills

Crypto lawyers

Attorneys are flocking to the crypto industry as it matures and manages its regulatory obligations In the US, the crypto currency industry is ramping up its legal presence, poaching attorneys from law firms and other crypto companies, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. We see this as good news for the […]

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What is the Land Court Bill?

Land court bill

We take a closer look Land reform is a much-debated issue in South Africa. No one (well, almost no one) disputes the urgent need to right some of the wrongs of the past regarding land ownership, to advance transformation. However, the ways and means of achieving this reform are not always full agreed upon. We’ve […]

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Billable hours vs. flat fees

Billable hour or flat fee

Which billing method is better for you? Professional services are commonly billed by the hour, but a flat fee arrangement is also in practice. When you visit your GP, you are usually charged a consultation fee, regardless of the actual time you spend with the doctor. Theoretically, the longer the consultation, the better value it […]

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The Hague Convention

Child Abduction - Hague convention image

What is the Hague Convention and what does it do? You might have heard of the Hague Convention but you’re not sure what it is. If you have children, particularly if their other parent is not South African and/or you are divorced, it may at some point become relevant to you. The International Hague Convention […]

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