Employee Vs Independent Contractor

Here are some basic guidlines in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Labour relations Act to help you figure it out. Let’s get started THE EMPLOYER In terms of the Basic conditions of Employment Act the difference is as follows: Employment...
Types of gender-based Violence

Types of gender-based Violence

These are the instruments used to perform female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia. “My child got sick after being cut, I was later told that she had an infection and a day later she had passed away”   More than 200 million women and girls alive have undergone FGM,...
HOME SWEET HOME…OR NOT!

HOME SWEET HOME…OR NOT!

The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned – Maya Angelou The right to adequate housing is an important basic human right which is recognised in the Constitution and international human rights instruments. But...
Impacts of Gender Based Violence

Impacts of Gender Based Violence

South African health care facilities – an estimated 1.75 million people annually seek health care for injuries resulting from violence HIV – an estimated 16% of all HIV infections in women could be prevented if women did not experience domestic violence from their...
Employee vs Independent Contractor

Employee vs Independent Contractor

Independent Contractor Vs Employee Employees   Independent Contractor-Freelance Ordinary Hours of Work are regulated. A worker must NOT work more than: 45 hours in any week, nine hours a day if a worker works five days or less a week, eight hours a day if a...
What is Cohabitation?

What is Cohabitation?

Put simply… What is the common mistaken belief people often have? So, what exactly is the correct law surrounding cohabitation? When a cohabitant dies without a valid will, their partner has no right to inherit under the Interstate Succession Act =...
Gender Based Violence

Gender Based Violence

“The Children…. I live for them…………” Kate’s family was torn apart by her husband’s abuse…… She endured this torture for seven years until she gathered the courage to get him arrested. She and her six children and trying very hard to rebuild their lives but those...
Make a difference and stop the violence NOW!

Make a difference and stop the violence NOW!

THE MAIN GOAL OF THE FUTURE IS TO STOP VIOLENCE. THE WORLD IS ADDICTED TO IT – BILL COSBY Bruised faces, broken bones, blue eyes. For some, these may seem familiar. Whether they are occurring to you or someone you know, it is important to know that we can all help...
Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage

Carol worked seven days a week and earned R15.20 an hour.  She was absolutely devasted when she realised that she was paid below the minimum wages according to the gazette. Lets bear in mind that carol is a single parent of four and looks after her ill mum who was...
Gender Based Violence

Relocation and Parental Abduction

It was the night that changed my life forever……. All I heard were three gunshots from the bedroom and I suddenly knew my life would be different after that day. Tina and I were more than cousins, we were best friends and shared practically everything from clothes to...