Selected Branches are now reopening

In line with the Government’s Risk Adjusted Strategy Regulations, LegalWise will be reopening selected Branches and Claims Hubs from Monday 1 June 2020 on an appointment only basis.

Sole Proprietors: COVID-19 Premium Waiver*

We’ve extended our COVID-19 Premium Waiver to include sole proprietors who are unable to pay their premiums due to the loss of their personal income because of the temporary closure of their business as a result of the nationwide lockdown. We’d like to do our bit to help you and ensure that you don’t lose your ability to enforce and defend your legal rights during these tough times.

Message from our CEO

Times are tough! One just has to open a newspaper or listen to the news to hear about retrenchments and temporary lay-offs both as a result of the state of the South African economy and the nationwide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. And while we support Government’s decisive approach to contain the spread of the virus, we understand that it will result in increasing financial pressure on all South Africans.

COVID-19 Notice

Please be advised that as a precautionary measure, the Mitchells Plain Branch has been closed as from Wednesday 18 March 2020 and until further notice.

Message from our CEO

On Sunday 15 March 2020, President Ramaphosa addressed the nation and declared a National State of Disaster in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have never before been faced with challenges as those created by the spread of this virus. The South African Government has been decisive in its approach to contain the spread of this virus and as a business we are implementing contingency plans and affirm our commitment to taking every precaution to ensure a safe environment for our employees, Members and other business stakeholders.

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.