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Top local CEOs say employers need to work harder to retain mothers in the workplace

Career women face the difficulty of balancing a successful career and having a family. For the vast majority, it’s meant not having a career at all and instead being a stay-at-home mom.

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Paternity test in dispute - this reader asks for advice

"The doctor told us that the child was not the alleged father's."

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When can a parent finally stop paying maintenance?

The law provides that a parent’s duty to maintain a child shall terminate when the child becomes self-supporting, is adopted or dies while they were still a dependant.

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#MaintenanceMatters: Everything you need to know about child maintenance

When must a parent start paying maintenance? How much maintenance money must a parent pay? What happens if a parent stops paying their maintenance order? We answer these, and more, maintenance questions.

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When must a parent start paying maintenance?

Once the father’s paternity has been established, either by acceptance or through a paternity test, the duty on the part of the father to maintain the child commences.

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How the media protects minors in South Africa

While debate over whether or not to name an 18-year-old student caught in a sex scandal may rage in the newsroom, when it comes down to children's rights the law is clear.

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Sending these WhatsApp messages to your friends could soon get you sent to jail

The South African government is looking at reviving the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill that expired when parliament was dissolved on 7 May 2019.

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My child's father is threatening to leave the country and not pay maintenance: what are my legal options?

What happens when a non-custodial parent threatens to default on maintenance payments and leave the country?

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What happens if a parent stops paying their maintenance order?

Many parents rely on maintenance money to cover the day to day living expenses of their children, but what happens when a parent defaults on the payments?

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How much maintenance money must a parent pay?

Maintenance includes the day to day living expenses such as the provision of board and lodging, food and clothing and also medical care and schooling.

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OPINION: Are customary practices exempt from the 'no smacking' ruling?

ConCourt's ruling to ban corporal punishment in the home has been extensively scrutinised from a religious perspective but not much has been mentioned by way of customary law. Here, Advocate Daluxolo Batyi weighs in on the debate.

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"I fell pregnant as the result of adultery. Now the biological father ran away. Do I have a right to take him to court for maintenance?"

What does the law say in dealing with maintenance disputes when one father doesn't know the child is not biologically his? Luzanne Kinnear, a legal professional at Law for All, answers our reader's sensitive question.

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‘My son doesn’t resemble me’: A confused father asks if his son is really his

A DNA paternity test compares a child’s DNA pattern with that of the alleged father to determine if there is a match.

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The largest generation in the world may not afford to retire

Millennials make up about a quarter of the world’s population and are fast becoming the largest generation in the world. It is interesting to understand how they, and Gen Z, the generation that proceeds them, approach investing and saving for retirement.
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