August 24, 2021

Dear Member,

Businesses continue to tackle the distruptions caused by COVID-19 with both tenacity and resolve and LegalWise has been no exception. In our quest in ensuring that Members are able to continue enforcing and defending their rights, we are pleased to announce that our Members can now enjoy face-to-face consultations on either a WhatsApp video call or on Zoom. The new video consultations will ensure that you can consult with a Legal Counsellor, from anywhere in the country while still being able to put a face to a name.

As we celebrate Women's Month, under the global theme: “Generation Equality: Realising Women's Rights for an equal future”, LegalWise is embarking on a journey to drive and encourage transformation and inclusivity by offering a #BeyondMentorship programme that targets undergraduates. The programme aims to equip the students with skills to overcome challenges, build skills for future goals and milestones, increase their knowledge and give them an opportunity to network. Read more about the Webinars, in collaboration with, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Rehana Khan Parker, Nozuko Mzamo and myself entitled “Going Beyond Mentorship: Mobilising our talents for good”.

In this edition of the WiseUp Newsletter, we also discuss Feminism in South Africa and its legal influence. We further touch on the topic of medical negligence during child birth, what it means and how you can claim. The frequently asked questions cover the topics of surrogacy, the rights concerning your reproduction and more.

Read more on the importance of following workplace COVID protocols, and some Court case rulings on this issue.

Read more about your constitutional right to privacy which includes the protection against the unlawful dealing of your personal information and what measures LegalWise has put in place to ensure that your personal information is safe as per the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA).

Our Bursary applications are now open. Closing date is 30 September 2021. You can download the application from or collect from your nearest LegalWise Branch. Learn more about the criteria for your application to be eligible.


Yours sincerely,

Siva Gengan    

Chief Executive Office