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To jab or not to jab?

Is mandatory vaccination constitutional? Are you vaccinated against COVID-19? While we all long for the national state of disaster to finally be lifted and life to get back to normal, and vaccines are the only viable way for that to happen without a long wait for the virus to exhaust itself, many people still have […]

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Stop corruption – whistleblowing without worry

Whistleblowing and corruption in South Africa

Protected disclosures South Africa is ranked 69th out of 180 countries on Transparency International’s Corruption Index. Our score is 44 out of a possible 100 – 100 being very clean, zero being highly corrupt. So while many countries score lower than South Africa, 69th is nothing to be proud of. New Zealand and Denmark share […]

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Why there is nothing to celebrate this Women’s Day

COVID and gender inequality

COVID-19 has set back gender equality by 25 years South Africa celebrates national Women’s Day on 9th August every year, not to be confused with International Women’s Day on 8th March. It’s interesting to note that the date of 8th March was chosen because it marks the day when women in Soviet Russia began protesting […]

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(Un)married with children?

Unmarried with children custody in South Africa

What are the rights and responsibilities of unmarried mothers and fathers? We’ve written a lot about the rights…and responsibilities…of parents in the event of divorce. As divorce attorneys, you would expect this of us. But SD Law is not just a firm of divorce lawyers. We are family lawyers. And families come in all shapes […]

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Online business reviews – don’t be a victim

Online Business Reviews

How to deal with false or libellous online business reviews For years, large corporates treated their customers like playthings. Consumers have suffered exorbitant bank charges, uncompetitive cell phone rates, and exploitation in all manner of goods and services because, unless they banded together and became a collective voice, they were powerless against the might of […]

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Guns and gender-based violence

Guns and gender-based violence South Africa

Guns and gender-based violence – what’s the connection?  Does widespread use of guns contribute to a violent culture in general, particularly with regard to women? In other words, is there a connection between guns and gender-based violence? Experts believe there is, and gun control has – finally, some might say – become a priority for […]

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Trusts – frequently asked questions

Trusts FAQ

Trusts are useful legal entities for financial and estate planning – frequently asked questions about trusts A trust is a useful financial planning tool, but many people are confused or daunted by the thought of setting up a trust. This article answers the most frequently asked questions by clients about trusts. 1. What is a […]

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3 disadvantages of a trust you may not be aware of

Disadvantages of a trust

Considering a trust? Consider these 3 disadvantages first In a trust, assets are held by the trustee/s for the beneficiary or beneficiaries, on the instructions of the owner of the assets. There are many advantages to holding assets in a trust. But are there any disadvantages? While the advantages definitely outweigh the disadvantages, there are […]

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7 advantages of holding assets in a trust

Advantages of Trusts

Trusts are a way of protecting assets What is a trust? A trust is a legal arrangement to protect assets and ensure they are managed or distributed as the donor (the person who owns the assets) wishes. The donor gives the trustee the right to hold title to the assets for the benefit of a […]

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Register a trust – 10 documents you need

How to register a trust

How to register a trust – the procedures and costs involved A trust is a legal arrangement to protect assets and ensure they are distributed according to the wishes of the donor/founder (the person or entity who owns the assets). The donor gives another party, known as the trustee, the right to hold title to […]

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