Bail is an amount of money paid to ensure the temporary release of someone who has been arrested for an alleged criminal offence. Get an overview of the most important information you need about the law surrounding bail in SA by reading this QuickLaw guide.

Cancelling a Credit Agreement

A credit agreement is entered into when a person (“consumer”) buys goods or services on credit or borrows money from another (“credit provider”) in return for the payment of interest and/or fees/charges. Read more about credit agreements.

Apportionment Of Damages

Contributory negligence occurs where the negligence of all the parties is considered, and the damages may be apportioned (divided) by the amount each party’s negligence contributed to the damages. The Apportionment of Damages Act regulates this.

Consumer Protection Act

The CPA applies to an agreement concluded between a consumer and supplier in the ordinary course of business. A consumer is someone who buys or uses goods, or receives services from a supplier. The supplier sells goods, renders services, and/or advertises his/her goods or services to the consumer.

Age, Domicile and Status

A person’s capacity is limited by his/her domicile, age, or mental and physical ability. Read this QuickLaw guide to learn about the effects of a person's status, domicile and age.

Credit Records

In terms of the National Credit Act (“NCA”), credit may not be given to a person (“consumer”), if s/he is unable to repay such credit. A credit provider must determine a consumer’s creditworthiness by assessing his/her:


What is cohabitation and how are couples protected in cohabitation? Find the answers to these questions and more by reading this QuickLaw guide.

Being Employed

What is a contract of employment and what are the terms and conditions usually contained therein? Learn about contracts of employment and the duties of an employee and employer in an employment relationship in this QuickLaw guide.

Child Contact

Contact refers to maintaining a personal relationship with a child. It entitles a person to see, spend time with or communicate with a child who does not live with that person.


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.