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Grandparents’ rights to Grandchildren

Grandparents’ rights to Grandchildren: In South Africa, grandparents do not have automatic rights to their grandchildren. However, in terms of sections 23 and 24 of The Children’s Act 38 of 2005, grandparents may approach a court having jurisdiction and request...

Can an unborn child inherit?

  Can an unborn child inherit? Legal subjectivity of a child begins at birth. In order to protect the interests of an unborn child two requirements must be met namely:   The unborn child must already have been conceived at the time when its interests require...

Traditional Healer Sick notes

In a country as culturally diverse as South Africa this aspect is raising its head much more often, can your traditional healer book you off work legally? In the benchmark case of Kievits Kroon Country Estate (Pty) Ltd // Mmoledi and others the issue came to the front...

Litigation v Mediation in a Divorce Action

Litigation v Mediation in a Divorce Action: Litigation is the institution of a legal action or application which a judicial process is used to arrive at a legal resolution of the differences between the opposing parties. Mediation is a voluntary process where the...