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Facing a Financial Emergency – Now what?

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5 Steps to get you out of a Financial Emergency For most of us it might be inevitable to find ourselves in a financial emergency at some stage of our life. Any unexpected situation can easily lead to you feeling both blindsided and vulnerable - from a job loss to any unplanned expense such as medical, car/home repairs, or even a change in your general financial situation. The reality remains that during these emergencies there is still a financial obligation in terms of your basic needs and your creditors. Here are a few steps you can take to manage the crisis while reducing...

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On the road and in an accident – What to know and what to do

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The peak travel period for the festive season is upon us and whether you’re involved in a bumper bashing or a more serious crash, whether you’re a driver, passenger or even an onlooker here’s a five-step guide on what to do after a vehicle accident: Step 1 – Stop and call for help Stop your car and switch on your hazards to warn other drivers to be careful. If it is safe to do so, climb out of your car to check if anyone has been injured. If someone has been injured, contact an ambulance, or rescue unit. It’s critical that...

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Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) Judgement

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Written by: Dylon Fisher and Salome Labuschagne   High Courts Have to hear matters even if quantum is within Magistrate’s Court jurisdiction.   In the past attorneys and financial institutions have been disallowed from instituting action out of the majority of the High Court where the quantum is less than R400 000, which has caused havoc with everyone’s processes and efficiency. We are pleased to note that this has now changed for the better.   In the matter of Std Bank vs Thobejane and Std Bank vs Mponga, the Supreme Court of Appeal which is the highest court in the country for these matters, has ruled that...

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COVID 19 – NON-ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE NOT ABLE TO WORK REMOTELY: SICK LEAVE? UNPAID LEAVE? ANNUAL LEAVE?

Covid-19 has effectively divided our workforce into essential and non-essential employees. While essential employees continued with their employment, albeit under very different circumstances that came with their challenges, non-essential employees were left with many questions in the event of them not being able to work remotely.  We have focused the below article on non-essential employees that we're unable to work remotely. The below questions are some examples of what has been raised by my respective clients in the last few weeks:  Can the company apply the "no work, no pay" principle?    Can the company force me to take unpaid leave? ...

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