Adoption is the process where a person applies in court to be considered as the parent of a child. Find more information on adoption and the law here.

Introduction to SA Law

The law is a system of rules that determines how people must behave in a community. Read this QuickLaw guide for an introduction to South African Law.

Debt Counselling

Debt counselling is the procedure in which an over-indebted consumer applies to court to have his/her debt re-arranged, for example, by reducing the monthly instalment amount and extending the period over which the outstanding balance is paid back to the credit provider.


Maintenance is an amount of money that a person has to pay towards another person based on a legal duty to support that person. A legal duty to support a person is based on the relationship between the persons, the need to be supported and the ability to support.


What is an eviction and when may a person be evicted from the property s/he is staying on? Read about the procedure that must be followed during evictions here.


When spouses have marital problems, they can either try to save the marriage through counselling or if there is no chance of saving the marriage, they can decided to dissolve the marriage through a divorce.

Strikes and Lock-outs

To strike is the refusal to work, the slowing down of work or the obstruction of work by employees (“strikers”) and takes place to resolve a dispute between the employees and their employer.

Road Accident Fund Claims

The RAF is a fund that assists with compensating victims of a motor vehicle accident (“accident”) for certain damages suffered within the Republic of South Africa. Learn more about the Road Accident Fund.