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Our attorneys explain the Debt collection procedure in South Africa

Many people are unsure of how the debt collection procedure in the South African courts works.

As a result, many people suffer prejudice due to a delay in the proceedings and in some instances the claim becomes prescribed (expired).

Our courts have specific requirements regarding debt collection which can be explained in different stages.

Labour Dispute Resolution, the CCMA and the procedure to follow

In many labour disputes employees may be unfamiliar on what the correct procedure is to follow.

In South Africa, the procedure followed to resolve labour disputes is not based on the rules of civil litigation, but rather regulated by the provisions of the Labour Relations Act (also known as the LRA).

“No such thing as common-law marriage”

There is a common misperception of the term “common law marriage” in South Africa. The term is also known as cohabitation, domestic partnership or a life partnership and is defined as a heterosexual or same –sex couple who are not legally married but live together and share an emotional, physical and financial relationship.

Due to the nature of the relationship many regard it as equivalent to a legally recognized marriage, however this is incorrect.

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