November 10, 2023


Dear Member,

It is that time of the year when we all look forward to some deserved rest, quality time with family, and an opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate our bodies and minds.  I hope that as you reflect on the past year you can proudly acknowledge your achievements and that you have ticked off some of your intended goals for the year.

We are proud to announce the launch of our new Impact Litigation Unit. This Unit will champion matters of public interest that will achieve broad legal change to systemic social issues by getting laws, policies, and practices that cause harm or are discriminatory. If you have an issue that affects you and your greater community, send an email to Matters of public interest will be considered and evaluated, and select matters will be litigated.

Effective 1 January 2024 there are changes and updates to the LegalWise Membership Agreement. Amongst the changes is the introduction of the Legacy Accumulator Benefit. For further details and information read more on

Over the past year, we have successfully completed the refurbishments of our Pretoria, East London and  Welkom Branches. Our Mthatha, Cape Town and   Durban Branches will also be refurbished early in the  New Year.

In this edition of the WiseUp Newsletter, we discuss the AARTO Act, its national roll-out and the demerit points system, what to do if you are involved in a car accident as well as what happens at a Roadblock and whether or not police can search you, confiscate items or even impound your vehicle.

Remember, LegalWise is more digitally connected than ever before. You can reach us via phone, on our website, on Facebook Messenger, X Messages, or on WhatsApp – simply add LegalWise 071 640 0337 as a contact and say 'Hi'. You can also book and consult with your Legal Counsellor via Zoom or WhatsApp.

Download the LegalWise App from the Google Play or Apple App Stores and you can access your Membership card, Membership Agreement, pay your premiums, switch Membership options, update your personal details and add, delete or change your Beneficiary's or Insured person's details, view SMSs and e-mails we've sent you, as well as give us a compliment or submit a complaint.

As we look forward to starting a New Year with new opportunities remember our online contract creator is available for you. You can download or create agreements such as a Lease Agreement, Domestic Worker Contracts and more. Visit our website for more information and to start creating your own documents.

Be safe and happy holidays!


Siva Gengan                                                                        

Chief Executive Officer