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Law in the Business World

Business LawCommercial Law encompasses the development and regulation of all activities that relate to the business world.

Cohabitation agreements

cohabitation agreementAlthough South African legislation now allows people of the same gender to get married, there are still many couples (homosexual as well as heterosexual) who prefer not to get married.

How to obtain a domestic protection order (interdict)

Domestic violenceThe Domestic Violence Act, 1998 (Act No 116 of 1998) allows you to apply for an interdict against your husband/wife/partner/children/parents or anyone in your household if they abuse you. 

However, few people know how to obtain an interdict. Here’s how:

What Actions Are Labeled as Domestic Violence

Domestic ViolenceIn South Africa, as in some other countries, domestic violence abusers are seldom successfully taken to court and punished.


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