Monthly Archives: March 2017

Blacklisting: What is a Credit Report?

One of the first things that you will need to get when instructing The Legal Advice Office to assist you with a clearing of your credit record; is a copy of your credit report; preferably both from TransUnion/ ITC and … Continue reading

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Blacklisting: What is it?

One of the services we provide as The Legal Advice Office is to assist people in their credit health by removing Blacklistings from their credit records. We are often asked: “What is Blacklisting exactly?”

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BAIL CONTINUED:

Earlier this week we looked at Bail in general again. In the light of the Oscar Pistorius Murder trial, which is amongst our most famous recent criminal trials and the pending Henri Van Breda murder trial due to start shortly; … Continue reading

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BAIL CONTINUED:

In our last blog; we looked at what bail is. Today we expand a bit on the concept of Bail. Bail is normally set as an amount of money eg R 1000. It can also be in the form of … Continue reading

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BAIL:

At The Legal Advice Office; we get regular queries regarding the issue of bail when someone has been arrested. In this short blog we look at: What is Bail?

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Judicial Officers in our Courts and other Positions in our Courts.

In this blog; we thought we would follow on from our earlier blog and this time look at the various judicial officers that we have in our various courts; and also other persons in position in our court system. It … Continue reading

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Legislation: The Process: The Consumer Protection Act: No 68 of 2008: (CPA)

We had a query this week which went as follows: “I have noticed that the Consumer Protection Act is Act number 68 of 2008. Why then did it only come into effect at midnight on the 31st March 2011?” The … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Leases: Some terms and conditions:

In our last blog we looked at the early termination of lease agreements, In this blog we intend to renew our acquaintance with some of the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA) dealing with leases … Continue reading

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CPA: Cancellation of Lease Agreements:

Prior to the Consumer Protection Act, No 68 0f 2008 (CPA) which came into effect at midnight on the 31st march 2011; the law of contract and the common law covered the issue of when and how a tenant went … Continue reading

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Marriages In Community of property and Ante Nuptial Contracts:

At The Legal Advice Office we receive a lot of queries about marriages and divorce and there is a lot of confusion out there about the marriage legal system in South Africa. Generally speaking in SA Law; it is the … Continue reading

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