Entries by Jessica Schwenn

Rental Collections and Evictions during COVID 19.

Section 26 of the Constitution: This section stipulates that everyone has the right to access adequate housing and that it is the duty of the state to provide its people with the necessary resources to have said access. We, however, know that in South Africa there is already a high percentage of our population that […]

Anatomical Donations

Donations of a body or tissue from a body is usually done for two reasons: For therapy; or For research. Donations can only be given to beneficiaries who have licenses and are authorized to deal with bodies and tissue such as hospitals or universities that are involved with medical and or dental training. Requirements for […]

Alternative Dispute Resolution : A possible Time and Cost-Effective Solution to Court Litigation

Traditionally, dispute resolution is effected through the relevant court having jurisdiction over the matter.  This can entail delays, as our court rolls are very full. Fortunately, disputes can still be settled formally without undergoing the expense of a trial. We always consider Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as the first possible step in any dispute and conflict resolution […]

Access to children during the national shut down.

We are living through an unprecedented time in South Africa and the world. An anomaly that now arises is what happens to divorced/separated/unmarried parents and their contact arrangements with their children over the national shut down. Parents and children have certain rights. You will need to bear in mind, however, that certain rights are restricted […]

Contract law and COVID-19 : What now?

Have you considered how COVID – 19 (or “Coronavirus“) affects any of your contracts in place?   The last thing that you want is issues with breach of contract on technicalities when we are all working so hard to keep our heads above water and our health in tact!   Some gremlins to look out for […]