Entries by Jessica Schwenn

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 […]

School Fee – Reduction for single parents

    SINGLE PARENTS WILL PAY LOWER SCHOOL FEES In a recent SCA (Supreme Court of Appeal) Court case – Head of Department: Western Cape Education Department & another v S (Women’s Legal Centre as Amicus Curiae) (1209/2016) [2017] ZASCA 187 (13 December 2017) it was found that a single parent could and should be […]

Labour law – know your rights regarding your leave.

It’s that time of year where everyone is burnt out, getting sick and generally just trying to plan their holidays.  Do you understand your employment contract and how much leave you are entitled to? Let’s take a look at the types of leave an employee is afforded according to South African law:     Annual […]