Changes to the LegalWise Membership Agreement Effective 1 January 2022

​​​​​​​LegalWise is excited to introduce changes to the LegalWise Membership Agreement. The changes to the Agreement have been made based on feedback received from their Members, Network of lawyers, employees and to ensure that the Agreement meets their obligations in terms of industry legislation, most notably the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), Short Term Insurance Policyholder Protection Rules (PPR) and the Legal Practice Act (LPA).

New Video Consultations – Making the Law More Accessible

LegalWise is pleased to announce the launch of their new face-to-face video consultations. LegalWise Members can now enjoy face-to-face consultations on either a WhatsApp video call or on Zoom. The launch is a tangible step to improve access to legal services and in so doing the new service plays a small but meaningful role in breaking down the geographic and physical barriers to justice.

COVID -19: Adjusted Alert Level 1

In light of the President’s announcement on Sunday 25 July 2021 to move the country to Adjusted Alert Level 3 with effect from Monday 26 July 2021 our Branches and Claims Hubs will revert to normal operating hours from 08h00 until 16h30

Silence encourages the tormentor not the tormented

This 16 Days of Activism we collaborated with the Tears Foundation as part of their community training workshops as well as through a social media campaign, titled #16Days #16Ways aimed at using the power of words to heal and empower survivors of GBV.

#OurStoriesMatter – A Dialogue with Women in Law

“It is only when we leverage each other’s strengths, stories and voices will we make a significant difference in our companies, our profession and our world," Siva Gengan, CEO LegalWise South Africa. This Women's Month we celebrate women with our webinar series "Our stories matter: a dialogue with women in law" hosted by our CEO Siva Gengan and Teresa Yates, National Director of Probono.Org. The dialogue is with remarkable women who will share their stories of how they are using the law as a vehicle to empower women and their communities.

Public school activities and indemnity forms

Nothing beats the excitement of going on a school activity (“activity”) for various reasons within or outside school premises. Added to that excitement, is being away from class or being away from home. An activity may have its risks, which is one of the reasons why parents/legal guardians need to consent to an activity. The school will try to protect itself against different forms of liability by requesting parents to sign an indemnity form for the activity. The South African Schools Act (“Act”) sheds some light on this topic.