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Unmarried parent? Know your rights

It’s important to know where you stand with South Africa’s Children’s Act, especially if you’re not married. Both parents have certain rights and obligations, and familiarising yourself with the basics could save you a great deal of trouble.

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Still, little clarity on co-parenting and custody in lockdown

Who has the kids during lockdown, and can they travel between homes?

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Custody and visitation allowances in lockdown: 'We just don't know'

"During this time of lockdown, surely the father cannot still pick the child up for visitation? Or is there lenience for that?"

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How to manage co-parenting and visitation in a coronavirus crisis

Parents have to lead with understanding, co-operation and some maturity: this too will pass.

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What happens if I catch Covid-19 at work?

"The managers are saying it is not considered an injury on duty if we contract the virus."

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Coronavirus | I'm a nanny and I can't go to work. Can I get fired?

Once your annual leave is used up, the principle of 'no work no pay' will come into play.

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Can working parents stay at home now that schools are closed because of Covid-19?

Is the presence of Covid-19 enough to justify working from home?

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Coronavirus and the rights of domestic workers in South Africa

Please be a human being first, and an employer second.

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Working parents, need time off work during the coronavirus pandemic? Here are your rights

President Ramaphosa announced schools will be closing early this week, on 18 March instead of 20 March.

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My late mother was registered for an RDP house. Do her children have a claim to this house?

My mother was registered for an RDP house but she passed away. Is it possible for the children to claim this house?

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How can I add my 6 month-old daughter born in Zimbabwe to my permit?

If your daughter does not have a birth certificate issued in Zimbabwe, you may apply for it at the Zimbabwean Consulate in Cape Town or Johannesburg, or the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria.

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School deaths on the rise in Gauteng: What legal rights do parents have?

The cost of court cases should not discourage families from bringing claims forward.

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When parents divorce, what legal rights do the children have?

"In all matters concerning a child, an approach which is conducive to conciliation and problem-solving should be followed."

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This graduate believes he has the solution to youth unemployment

Rhodes University graduate, Viwe Potelwa, believes his newly found graduate safety net Finsavvy, is a sustainable solutions for societal problems, especially unemployment in South Africa.

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Some immigrant children are still being turned away from schools

In spite of assurances from Home Affairs and Basic Education, children without documents are still battling.

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Thinking of changing your child's surname? Here's how

From who is legally allowed to change a child's surname to what documentation you'll need, here's everything you need to know about the process.

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'He says the reduced amount is non-negotiable': How do I get my ex to pay maintenance from overseas?

Attorney Deborah Di Siena provides some assistance to this mom who's ex-husband has left the country, and is now trying to avoid his commitments.

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Is my sister the only one allowed to benefit from my father's inheritance?

"My father had an RDP house, and he died in 2018. My sister is claiming that the house belongs to her alone. My father put her as the beneficiary. Is she the only one to benefit from the house or are we all entitled to benefit?"

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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 ex-husband has stopped paying maintenance and now I'm blacklisted. What can I do?

"The magistrate may make an order without requiring you and your husband to appear in court. If your husband doesn’t agree to accept the order, the court will serve a summons on him."

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Alicia Keys wants to be the cool stepmom, but should she?

The much-loved singer Alicia Keys has recently been called out for overstepping her parental rights as a stepmom. Here we ask local experts to share what a stepparent's legal rights are in South Africa.
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