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The South African Constitution

Lee and McAdam Attorneys- The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa“The Constitution of South Africa is the supreme law of the Republic of South Africa. It provides the legal foundation for the existence of the republic, sets out the rights and duties of its citizens, and defines the structure of the government. The current constitution, the country’s fifth, was drawn up by the Parliament elected in 1994 in the South African general election, 1994. It was promulgated by President Nelson Mandela on 18 December 1996 and came into effect on 4 February 1997, replacing the Interim Constitution of 1993.[1]

Since 1996, the Constitution has been amended by seventeen amendment acts. The Constitution is formally entitled the “Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.” It was previously also numbered as if it were an Act of Parliament—Act No. 108 of 1996—but, since the passage of the Citation of Constitutional Laws Act,[2] neither it nor the acts amending it are allocated act numbers”

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Basic Conditions of Employment Act

Lee and McAdam Attorneys -Basic Condition of Employment Act- Amended December 2013 Lee and McAdam Attorneys – Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 75 of 1997 gives effect to the right to fair labour practices referred to in section 23(1) of the Constitution by establishing and making provision for the regulation of basic conditions of employment; and thereby to comply with the obligations of the Republic as a member state of the International Labour Organisation.

The Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act, No 20 of 2013 was published and became effective on 1 September 2014.

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Occupational Health And Safety

“Occupational Health and Safety Act and Amendments. The Occupational Health and Safety Act aims to provide for the health and safety of persons at work and for the health and safety of persons in connection with the activities of persons at work and to establish an advisory council for occupational health and safety.”Lee and McAdam Attorneys – Original Act with Amendments Recorded- Occupational Health and Safety

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Marriage Act & Matrimonial Property Act

In South Africa, marriages are governed by the Marriage Act, 25 of 1961 and the Matrimonial Property Act, 88 of 1984, for more information, please download either Acts, and feel free to contact us for assistance. Lee and McAdam Attorneys -Marriage_act_25_of_1961 Lee and McAdam Attorneys – Matrimonial_property_act_88_of_1984

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The Divorce Act

Divorce (or the dissolution of marriage) in South African law refers to the termination of a marital union, the canceling of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage and the dissolving of the bonds of matrimony between a married couple. Divorce is unlike annulment, which declares the marriage null and void. Divorce requires the sanction of a court in a legal process. The legal process of divorce may also involve issues of alimony (spousal support), child custodychild supportdistribution of property and division of debt.Lee and McAdam Attorneys – Divorce_act_of_south_africa

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Domestic Violence

Lee and McAdam Attorneys – Domestic Violence ActDomestic violence (also named domestic abuse or family violence) is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. It may be termed intimate partner violence when committed by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner, and can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, or between former spouses or partners. Domestic violence can also involve violence against children, parents, or the elderly. It takes a number of forms, including physicalverbalemotionaleconomicreligiousreproductive, and sexual abuse, which can range from subtle, coercive forms to marital rape and to violent physical abuse such as choking, beating, female genital mutilation, and acid throwing that results in disfigurement or death.”

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Civil Unions

Civil partnerships were introduced in South Africa by the Civil Union Act, 2006, which also legalized same-sex marriage. Civil partnerships can be formed by opposite-sex couples and by same-sex couples, and have the same rights, responsibilities and legal consequences as marriages.

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