April 4, 2017

What is the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA)?

What is the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA)? The PAJA is the law passed to “give effect” to the right to just administrative action in the Bill of Rights. This says everyone has the right: To fair, lawful and reasonable administrative action; and To reasons for administrative action that affects them negatively. What is […]
April 4, 2017

Unopposed and opposed divorce: What’s the difference?

Unopposed and opposed divorce: What’s the difference? My spouse said that he/she won’t ‘give me a divorce’. What can I do? Your spouse can oppose the divorce, but it is the Court that grants a divorce, not your spouse. If you convince the court that the marital relationship has irretrievably broken down, the court can […]
April 4, 2017

Bail in South Africa

Bail in South Africa In any court case when a person is arrested, the accused person remains to be presumed not guilty until the court finds such person guilty. In our law no one may be detained without trial. If an accused is arrested, he or she is normally kept in prison or the police […]
April 4, 2017

Owning property without a Will

Owning property without a Will If you die without a Will, an administrator will have to be appointed to administer your estate which will be distributed according to the laws of intestate succession. As such, your assets may not be distributed as you would have wished. It also means that the process will be delayed […]