JOZI WIRE https://joziwire.co.za South Africa Breaking News, Entertainment, Politics, Business, Sports Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:50:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.12 The Retrenchment Process in South Africa https://joziwire.co.za/2019/10/the-retrenchment-process-in-south-africa/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:50:06 +0000 https://joziwire.co.za/?p=2339 Retrenchment is a strategy that is adopted when an organization aims at reducing operations in order to cut expenses and attain a more stable financial position. In most cases, it involves reducing the number of workers, but it can also involve reducing the number of business operations. Securing employment comes with plenty of benefits such […]

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retrenchment process in South AfricaRetrenchment is a strategy that is adopted when an organization aims at reducing operations in order to cut expenses and attain a more stable financial position. In most cases, it involves reducing the number of workers, but it can also involve reducing the number of business operations.

Securing employment comes with plenty of benefits such as an assured constant monthly income, promotions and various bonuses. However, during retrenchment, these benefits can all be lost due to the cutbacks.

At such instances, both the employer and the worker need to have a good understanding of everything concerning retrenchment in South Africa and avoid unfairness.

Read: How To Apply for Police Service Employment in South Africa


Retrenchment procedure in South Africa

Retrenchment doesn’t happen because a worker has done a mistake whose consequences amount to being laid off. Rather, it happens due to change in priorities and operational needs of the business.

It is normal for companies to run into hardships that necessitate downsizing. Companies may also change their production goals and render some department redundant.

In this case, the employer is the one who is responsible to provide fairness in the retrenchment process.

In South Africa, the retrenchment procedure is outlined in the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and it is a requirement for employers to adhere to these guidelines.

So, what are those steps?


Steps in the retrenchment process

1. Issuing of Notice by the employer

The employer is required to issue a notice to all workers who will be affected before the actual retrenchment process begins.

In the notice, the employer must also state the reasons for the lay off and provide any other necessary information to prepare the employees for consultations.

Other information that should be highlighted in the notice include;

Number of workers that will be affected

Compensation for the affected workers

Future employment possibilities for the affected workers

The expected time for the workers to leave the company

2. Consultation

Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act requires all consulting parties to reach consensus on the various matters specified. During consultation, the employer listens and responds to issues raised by the worker(s) who are about to be laid off.

Such issues may be; how the selection was made, if there is any possibility of re-employment, avoiding dismissal, appropriate measures to minimize dismissals, measures to change the timing of the dismissals, appropriate measures to mitigate the effects of retrenchment, and compensation for the affected workers.

3. Notices of termination

After the end of the consultation process, employees who are to be retrenched are issued with notices.

4. Severance pay

According to South African labour laws, employees who are retrenched for operational requirements are entitled to severance pay, hence the employers pay the employee dismissed for operational requirements.

This may however not be provided if the retrenchment is as a result of the company collapsing or going bankrupt.

5. Payments

The employer must pay the entrenched employee the following payments

Severance pay

Notice pay

Any outstanding leave.


What is the minimum number of employees that can be entrenched?

South African labour laws stipulate the minimum number of employees that can undergo retrenchment. This number depends on the total number of workers in the company.

For instance, only 10 employees can be entrenched in a company with workers between 50-200, whereas, a maximum of 50 workers can undergo entrenchment in a company with over 500 workers.

Read: Retiring Abroad in South Africa.. What You Need To Know

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The Most Expensive Schools in South Africa https://joziwire.co.za/2019/10/the-most-expensive-schools-in-south-africa/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:15:51 +0000 https://joziwire.co.za/?p=2331 South Africa’s government recognizes the importance of education and has been on the forefront to promote education. Under the South African Schools Act of 1996, education is compulsory for all South Africans as from the age of seven (grade one) to age fifteen. Schools in South Africa can be categorized into private or public depending […]

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MichaelHouse – one of the most expensive schools in South Africa

South Africa’s government recognizes the importance of education and has been on the forefront to promote education. Under the South African Schools Act of 1996, education is compulsory for all South Africans as from the age of seven (grade one) to age fifteen.

Schools in South Africa can be categorized into private or public depending on ownership, cost of study and performance. Public schools are owned by the government while private schools are owned by individuals or private companies.

The cost of studying at a private school is obviously higher compared to public schools, because they exist to, first and foremost, make profits.

Here are some of the most expensive schools in South Africa.


Hilton College

Hilton College was founded in 1872 and is one of the most expensive schools to study in. It a private boarding school for boys and is located in KwaZulu-Natal Midlands near Hilton town on a 1,762 hectare estate consisting of 550 hectare of wildlife reserve.

The annual cost of study at the school in the school is about R 223,950. It covers activities such as laundry, entertainment, tuition fees, medical cover, games, and library services. It is one of the oldest boarding schools in South Africa.


MichaelHouse

MichaelHouse is another expensive school. It a South African private senior boys full boarding school located in Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal province, specifically at the Balgowan valley.

The school was founded in 1896 and has an annual fee of R272,640 which covers gaming activities, tuition, medical attention among many others.


St Martin’s

St Martin’s school is an independent, diverse and co-educational boarding school in which Anglican Christian standards are reflected. Students of all faiths and denominations are also admitted to the school.

It is located in Rosettenville, Johannesburg. The school was founded in 1908 and the cost of annual study here is around R 236,500 for Form one to Form five boarders.

The school also enrolls day scholars who pay R138,000 annually.

These figures exclude things like text books and stationery, swimming and other levies.

Upon acceptance, new students enroll with R12,000.


St Andrew’s College

Just like St Martin’s school, St Andrew’s college is also Anglican based and is located in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. In their own words, ‘’It is an independent school that embraces new frontiers and caters for more than 450 pupils from across the world.’’

The school was founded in 1855 and has an annual boarding fee of R199,000. For the day scholars, the annual fee is R 88,950.


Kearsney College

This is a private boarding school for boys located in Botha’s Hill, KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. It was founded in 1921 then later established in 1923 Currently, the school has an annual boarding fee of about R 181,350 and an annual day scholars fee of R 121,600.


Other South African schools with high school fees include:

Roedean School, Johannesburg.
St Alban’s college, Pretoria
St John’s Houghton, Johannesburg
St Andrew’s school, Johannesburg
Kingswood College
St Stithians
St Cyprian’s
Crawford College North Coast
Epworth High School for Girls
Somerset College

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5 Hobbies That Can Make You Money in South Africa https://joziwire.co.za/2019/10/5-hobbies-that-can-make-you-money-in-south-africa/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 09:19:38 +0000 https://joziwire.co.za/?p=2323 Did you know that you can actually turn hobbies into an income generating activity?  Hobbies are activities we engage in during our leisure time. We tend to pass time engaging in the hobbies of our preference, whether it is video gaming, gardening, reading a book or travelling. However, most people do not know that they […]

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Hobbies that can make you money in South AfricaDid you know that you can actually turn hobbies into an income generating activity?  Hobbies are activities we engage in during our leisure time. We tend to pass time engaging in the hobbies of our preference, whether it is video gaming, gardening, reading a book or travelling.

However, most people do not know that they can actually earn from their hobbies.

Here are hobbies that can make you money in South Africa.


Catering

Are you gifted with cooking skills and enjoy cooking delicious meals? Then, this is just a perfect opportunity for you to start a catering business. Who doesn’t like eating a delicious ‘home-cooked’ meal. In major cities like Johannesburg, large number of people flock the city on a daily basis, and this can form a large market for your business as you retail your foodstuff to them. Consider starting this kind of business as it is not capital intensive and is easy to start and run.


Coding

Some people have interest in computers and technology and enjoy coding as a hobby. There is a great opportunity to make money that can result from this hobby. For instance, with basic knowledge of developing websites and creating applications, you can land a job as a developer in any firm, or freelance online on platforms such as Fiverr and Upwork.

Another reason for high moneymaking potential of this hobby is that most businesses are adopting the online model where each business requires at least a website. With such a great opportunity, coding is definitely a sure bet.

To start, one needs to have basic knowledge of web developing languages such as HTML, CSS and programming languages such as Java Script.


Tutoring

Another hobby that can make you money in South Africa is offering tutor services. If you are good in a certain subject and can teach it well, consider starting tutoring for students who are weak in those areas. In addition, you can form a team of academically strong people and start tutoring services.

This is how Kealebonga Mokolobate, a student from the University of the Witwatersrand started A-plus Learning, an on campus tutoring startup offering academic support for students.


Start a You Tube channel

If you are a person who spends most of his or her time online in South Africa, consider starting a YouTube channel. It is simple to create a channel as long as you have plenty of ideas that will keep the channel running.

With a successful channel, YouTube runs ads on your videos, and the more the views you get, the more money you make. Earnings per 1000 views range anywhere between $0.5 to $5. It depends on a lot of factors such as video length, topics and which country your audience is viewing from.

There are many channel ideas and it is up to you to decide what you enjoy doing. It could be vlogging about your life, offering tutorials on a certain subject, or even a ‘documentary-style’ channel.


Blogging

This is one of the best hobbies because you can turn it into either a side hustle or a full-time career. You can start a blog, such as a news blog, creative writing blog or even one covering general lifestyle, and make a lot of money on the way. It is important however, to know which audience you are going to target.

This type of business requires a simple website and little management. Earning is through running advertisements of companies on your website once you have attained a considerable traffic of viewers of your website.

With a decent enough audience, you can also seek sponsorships from relevant companies and make even more money in the process.


Driving (Uber)

This one goes without saying. Nowadays, everyone is using a taxi hailing service like Uber. This presents an easy opportunity for easy money.

If you have access to a car, you can sign up as an Uber driver and make use of your free time by picking up and dropping passengers to their destinations. Driving may already be a hobby of yours, so why not do it for money anyway.

Uber drivers in South Africa make a decent amount, and monthly incomes of over R25,000 are quite common in major cities.


Painting

So you are a decent painter. Why not get paid for your effort.

South Africans are looking for art every time, and a decent hand-drawn painting is very attractive. You may not be Van Gogh, but you may be surprised by the number of people who are actually interested in your work.

Present your paintings professionally in a good quality frame and you might end up getting a bumper pay day.


Writing

You may not have heard of Erika Leonard, but you definitely know her work; The Fifty Shades trilogy.

Using her pen name E.L. James, she first published Fifty Shades of Grey as an e-book, and sold it on her own site. It went on to sell millions of copies and later became a major motion picture.

In an era where publishers are looking for only the best-known writers, it is difficult for beginners to get publishing deals. Often this means a lot of good content is stuck on unknown writers’ computers. This could be you right now.

The good news is that the internet has democratized writing, and today you can get started without a publisher. Amazon and other services will publish your e-book and turn your hobby into a money-generating activity. You don’t even need months or years like in the case of a traditional publisher. With a ready book, you can have it up instantly.


Making and selling crafts

Some people are just blessed with their hands. Whether its making nice fashion designs, nice home decor items or things like vases, toys etc., you can turn your gift and talent into a cash machine.

There exists a website on the internet dedicated to people like you. On Etsy, you can sell any craft and make good money out of it. You can even make your own website and cut out the middleman in your transactions.

Marketing your venture will be a challenge, but with social media, a constant flow of clients is guaranteed.


Other hobbies in South Africa that can make you money

Photography

Becoming a Coach

Writing

Professional Gaming

Fitness instructor

Now read: The Top Business Opportunities in South Africa

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What Is Lobola? Does It Mean Marriage? Is It Still Practiced ? https://joziwire.co.za/2019/10/what-is-lobola-does-it-mean-marriage-is-it-still-practiced/ Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:23:38 +0000 https://joziwire.co.za/?p=2336 Lobola refers to the money or property (cash or assets) that a person who wants to marry (bridegroom), hands over to the head of the family of his potential wife (bride) for him to be considered for a customary marriage. Among South African tribes such as the Zulu, Xhosa, and Swazi, lobola is also referred […]

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Lobola in south AfricaLobola refers to the money or property (cash or assets) that a person who wants to marry (bridegroom), hands over to the head of the family of his potential wife (bride) for him to be considered for a customary marriage.

Among South African tribes such as the Zulu, Xhosa, and Swazi, lobola is also referred to as bride price. It is worth noting that lobola in itself is not marriage but rather one part of the process of getting married under the customary law.

Customary Marriage

A customary marriage is conducted under customary law which refers to the traditional practices of the indigenous African people. For this marriage to be recognized in South Africa, there are certain requirements that should be met. Those requirements include;

– Age requirements – both parties participating in the marriage must be 18 years and above.
– Lobola – under customary marriage, it is mandatory that the bridegroom pays lobola.
– Those getting married must have consent and intentions of getting married under the customary law.

Customary marriage is usually celebrated after concluding the lobola negotiations. These negotiations are a crucial step towards a valid customary marriage.


Is Lobola Still Being Practiced in South Africa?

Lobola is still a common practice in South Africa and other African countries such as Botswana, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho where the transfer of cattle from the relatives of the bridegroom to the relatives of the bride serves to legitimize the marriage.

Depending on the country and tribe, Lobola is known by different names.

In cultures such as that of the Shona or Ndebele in South Africa, observing lobola is a requirement and it is often seen as a proof of love for the partner. However, due to the way things have changed over the recent past, the practice of lobola is slowly dying among modern couples.

For instance, while giving cattle and other livestock was the order of the day in old times, today only money changes hand in most families. But despite this, lobola still remains an age-old African custom. In regions that lobola is being practiced, they often see it as a culture that they cannot afford to lose as it is socially beneficial in the way that it brings people together.

Read: Zodwa Wabantu Demands Lobola Money Back


Negative Effects of Lobola

Unfortunately, this form of bride price has exposed many women to abuse since they are viewed as property of the groom.

Another unintended negative effect of lobola is that it creates a barrier for young men who want to marry under the customary law but have no finances to offer lobola. In traditionally strict communities, couples would rather remain unmarried than marry without lobola.

In addition, it is unfortunate that lobola has been linked to spread of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and Aids. This is because, under the customary law, a man is allowed to marry up to four wives who are seen as concurrent multi-partners hence the spread of the diseases.

Read: PHOTOS – Priddy Ugly and Bontle Wed in Surprise Traditional Ceremony

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Polygamy in South Africa.. is it Legal? https://joziwire.co.za/2019/10/polygamy-in-south-africa-is-it-legal/ Sat, 12 Oct 2019 10:59:37 +0000 https://joziwire.co.za/?p=2320 Traditional South African men are well known for their practice of polygamy. This practice is however not only reserved for traditional South African men, but surprisingly more Christians, Muslims and Indians are taking up the practice in the country. A good example is Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa, who is a well-known […]

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Polygamy in South AfricaTraditional South African men are well known for their practice of polygamy. This practice is however not only reserved for traditional South African men, but surprisingly more Christians, Muslims and Indians are taking up the practice in the country.

A good example is Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa, who is a well-known polygamist. He has been married five times, and is currently married to four different women and has fathered 20 children.


Is Polygamy Legal in South Africa?

The recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 is a law of parliament that came into effect on 15th November 2000. The law aims at correcting past discrimination against women in customary marriages by giving women in customary marriages the same status and protection as their counterparts in civil marriages. In addition, polygamous marriages are recognized under this South African law.

Requirements for entering into a polygamous union in SA

Normally, since polygamy is common in customary marriage, a husband wishing to add another wife must observe the requirements of customary marriage. This is a type of marriage that is entered into according to the traditional customs of indigenous African people.

Among the requirements of a customary marriage are;

– Both spouses must be above the age of 18 years. If by any chance one of the spouses is below the age of 18 years, then the parents must give consent to their marriage for it to be validated.
– Both spouses must agree to be married to each other under customary law.
– The marriage celebrations must be done in accordance with the customary law.

 Read: “I Did Not Plan To Kill Zuma” Former First Lady Says

Does a polygamous marriage need registration in South Africa?

Registering the marriage ensures that it becomes valid. Failing to register the marriage doesn’t invalidate it. However, if a second wife is added then the first marriage becomes invalid.

Polygamous marriages are not allowed under the Marriage Act and the Civil Unions Act. A person married under the Civil Union Act which also allows same-sex couples to marry, may not enter into marriage with a second partner until the existing marriage is dissolved. Therefore only men are allowed to marry more than one spouse of the opposite sex at the same time.

In addition, if a husband enters into a civil marriage after having married under customary law, then the later marriage is invalid and is not recognized.

Moreover, the husband must apply to the high court for permission to enter into a polygamous marriage and provide a written contract which shows how the property in the marriages will be regulated to protect the interests of all spouses. The court also considers the interests of all parties to the marriage and may add some conditions which the court considers just for the polygamous marriage to be valid under customary law.

Now Read: Cohabitation in South Africa.. What You Need To Know

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Cohabitation in South Africa.. What You Need To Know https://joziwire.co.za/2019/10/cohabitation-in-south-africa-what-you-need-to-know/ Sat, 12 Oct 2019 10:50:15 +0000 https://joziwire.co.za/?p=2317 Cohabitation is the act of living together or having sexual relationship when you are not married. In South Africa, cohabitation is not recognized as a legal relationship. Whereas cohabitation may appear to be like a marriage, the only difference is that it has no any legal support. Three things define cohabitation, they include; the sexual […]

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Cohabitation in South AfricaCohabitation is the act of living together or having sexual relationship when you are not married. In South Africa, cohabitation is not recognized as a legal relationship. Whereas cohabitation may appear to be like a marriage, the only difference is that it has no any legal support.

Three things define cohabitation, they include; the sexual relationship between the couples (of different sex or the same sex), living in the same house, and stability of the relationship. The couple also, may have an obligation to be responsible for one another.

South African law on cohabitation

There is a law that regulates the rights of parties in a cohabitation relationship. However, cohabitation law does not offer protection to the parties involved as compared to laws regulating marriage. For example, if one of the couples cohabiting dies, the other remaining couple has no right to inherit the properties as stipulated by the Interstate Succession Act.

In addition, the Maintenance Of Surviving Act enable spouses to secure maintenance on the death of a partner. Furthermore, it is not a must for cohabitants to maintain each other.

Despite the lack of legal framework governing cohabitation, South African courts have however, ruled that there may be an implied universal proper partnership between cohabiting couple.

Agreement Between Cohabitants

Couples who are cohabiting are allowed to make an agreement that defines their roles and obligations during the existence of their union, also taking into consideration the consequences that may arise following termination of their union.

Such agreements are usually referred to as cohabitation contracts or domestic partnership agreements. The agreements provide guidance on financial regulations during the existence of the relationship and how property is to be divided upon the termination of the union.

Should either partner fail to honor the agreement, one partner can proceed to court for legal assistance. On the other hand, if the cohabitants do not come up with an agreement, then they will not have any legal protection when they terminate the union.

Termination of the Union

Cohabiting partners have no automatic legal right to inherit from the other and no right to spousal maintenance upon death of a partner or upon dissolving of the relationship. In addition, there is no law that allows the transfer of a person’s pension assets in a cohabitation union.

A partner however, may make an application to court requesting to divide the property of the other partner in a fair way. For this application to be successful, the partner making the application must prove his or her contribution to the maintenance of the other partner’s property during the relationship.

In addition, in the event that the partners have no cohabitation agreement during the time of the union’s termination, then it is automatically ruled out that private property acquired by the cohabitants before the relationship belongs to the partner who originally acquired it.

If there is no cohabitation agreement between the cohabitants, then the property bought during the relationship will belong to the partner who purchased them, unless proven otherwise.

Now Read: The Divorce Process in South Africa

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What You Need To Know Before Adopting a Child in South Africa https://joziwire.co.za/2019/10/what-you-need-to-know-before-adopting-a-child-in-south-africa/ Sat, 12 Oct 2019 10:42:17 +0000 https://joziwire.co.za/?p=2314 Persons who may want to start a family but are facing reproductive challenges have a reason to smile since they can still opt out for adoption. This therefore creates the possibility of one having a family of their own, when it would otherwise be biologically impossible. Adoption also enables the children to have a stable, […]

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Adopting a child in South AfricaPersons who may want to start a family but are facing reproductive challenges have a reason to smile since they can still opt out for adoption. This therefore creates the possibility of one having a family of their own, when it would otherwise be biologically impossible.

Adoption also enables the children to have a stable, providing family which they otherwise lacked.

Adopting a child in South Africa


Who can adopt a child in South Africa?

The South African adoption legislation referred to as the Child Care Act of 1983 allows a child to be adopted by the following people;

  • A single person
  • Married couple
  • A person married to a parent with a child (step child)
  • Life partners or same sex couples.

In addition, people wishing to adopt a child must be citizens of South Africa and have attained an age of 18 years or older. According to Kirstin Stewart, a senior social worker at Impilo Adoption And Child Protection Services, if the child to be adopted has both parents, then, the biological parents must consent to the child being adopted.

The parents are usually given a period of three months to confirm their decision before the child is handed to his or her new parents. It is important to note also that adoption can take place through non-governmental organizations or through private adoption agencies.


Types of adoption in South Africa

In South Africa, there are three types of adoption. They include; Open adoption, semi-opened adoption, and closed adoption.

Open Adoption

In this type of adoption, the biological parents of the child have powers to determine the type of a family to which their child will be adopted. The biological and adoptive parents will meet and make lifelong agreements and even develop a relationship.

Closed adoption

In this type of adoption, the biological parents of the child to be adopted have limited control over their child. For instance, they have little control over where the child will be living following adoption.

In the same way, the adopting parents also have limited information concerning the history of the child they have adopted.

Semi-opened adoption

In this type of adoption, features of both open and closed adoption have been combined. For instance, the biological parents of the child to be adopted have control over where their child should be placed.

Moreover, the adopting parents have the reason to do most judgment on their own without necessarily consulting the biological parents of the child.


Screening for child adoption in South Africa

As stipulated by the Children’s Act, all adoptions must undergo a screening process by an accredited adoption social worker. This process takes between six and nine months and it entails the following processes;

1. Identification of the child to be adopted
2. Orientation meeting where the process of adoption is explained to individual or couple who want to adopt.
3. Completing clearance forms and certificates such as criminal record clearance, official bank statements, and medical forms.

After this process, the baby is free to go home with his or her new parents.

Now Read: Human Trafficking in South Africa.. All You Need To Know

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The Divorce Process in South Africa https://joziwire.co.za/2019/10/the-divorce-process-in-south-africa/ Sat, 12 Oct 2019 10:23:04 +0000 https://joziwire.co.za/?p=2311 Divorce is the process of terminating a marriage. While many see marriage as a great institution that should be safeguarded till death strikes, it sometimes fails to work.  Dissolution of marriage usually follows certain rules depending on the country one is in. In most cases, divorce requires the intervention of a legal authority such as […]

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Divorce Process in South AfricaDivorce is the process of terminating a marriage. While many see marriage as a great institution that should be safeguarded till death strikes, it sometimes fails to work.  Dissolution of marriage usually follows certain rules depending on the country one is in. In most cases, divorce requires the intervention of a legal authority such as a court.

In South Africa, the divorce process can be carried out in the High Court. However, Regional Court Amendment Act that came into effect in 2010 allowed regional divisions of the magistrate’s court to also deal with cases of divorce.

What you need to know about divorce in South Africa


When does the court have power to allow divorce?

A court has power to take a divorce action if one or both parties:

i) Can prove that they can no longer live together and there is no chance of saving their marriage.
ii) Is mentally ill or unconscious most of the time.


Types of divorce in South Africa

There are two types of divorce which are differentiated on the basis of the time they take before being settled. They include;

Contested Divorce (Opposed divorce) – This type of a divorce can take up to 3 years in court before being settled. It has the following stages;

  • Pleadings – This refers to the formal documents needed in a divorce process. They include; summons, particulars of claim and notice of defense, plea and counterclaim. These documents guide the court on the evidence that is to be led.
  • Application for and set down of trial date
  • Discovery of documents
  • Further discovery of particulars
  • Pre-trial conference
  • Judgement

 

Uncontested Divorce (Unopposed divorce) – This type of divorce is considered the most cost effective as it takes as little as 4 weeks before being settled. The spouses work together to agree on the terms and conditions of their divorce.

The couples agree on how they will divide their assets (children included), who will occupy their primary residential area and who will seek for an alternative residential area.

After the settlement agreement is drafted, it is presented to the attorney after being signed by both parties then it is made an order of the court.

Uncontested Divorce has other forms such as;

Default Divorces

A default divorce is allowed if your spouse does not respond to the divorce summons by the court. One is granted the permission to go on and divorce without any further consultation of the spouse.

Normally, your spouse will receive summons with a date to respond. If, however, they don’t respond, the court will decide the fate of your marriage.

Do-it-yourself divorces

In this type of divorce, the help of the attorney is not needed and the divorce is carried out in two ways;

One is through the local magistrate’s court which issues you with necessary forms and offer guidance on how to carry out the divorce without any legal representation.

Another way is through the use of online divorce services which draft and organize your divorce papers before completing the divorce process.

Also Read: Retiring Abroad in South Africa.. What You Need To Know

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Top 5 Richest Pastors in South Africa https://joziwire.co.za/2019/10/top-5-richest-pastors-in-south-africa/ Sat, 12 Oct 2019 10:07:23 +0000 https://joziwire.co.za/?p=2305 Around the world, corporate and successful business men and women are no longer the only wealthy people. A number of men and women of the cloth have joined the list of richest people in the world. However, religion and wealth usually result in controversial debates in most African countries. This is because of the question […]

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Around the world, corporate and successful business men and women are no longer the only wealthy people. A number of men and women of the cloth have joined the list of richest people in the world.

However, religion and wealth usually result in controversial debates in most African countries. This is because of the question of how these rich men of God accumulate their wealth. But despite this, the number of insanely wealthy pastors in South Africa is still growing.

South African pastors are among the richest in Africa. Apart from their day job, these men and women have diversified and now own many successful business worth millions or Rand.

These are the richest pastors in South Africa


Prophet Shepherd Bushiri

Prophet Bushiri net worth
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is the founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church and one of the richest pastors in South Africa. He began the ministry in the year 2001 which has since then grown making him famous in the country and the continent.

He is also the founder of Bushiri Shepherd Ministries and currently has thousands of members worshiping in his church. His church has established branches in other African countries such as Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Botswana.

Though originally from Malawi, Bushiri has set up base in South Africa, and risen to the top of the money charts.

The preacher is a successful entrepreneur and he is estimated to have a net worth of $150 million by Forbes. He has invested in different sectors such as real estate, for instance, he owns houses in Malawi and also reportedly owns a university in South Sudan (Bushiri University of Agriculture).


Pastor Alph Lukau

Pastor Alph Lukau net worth
Pastor Alph Lukau

Pastor Alph Lukau is not only one of the richest pastors in South Africa, but also one of the richest men of God in Africa. He founded his Alleluia Ministries International in 2002 and he is also the overseer of the church.

He is one of the most controversial preachers in Africa. Recently, a video surfaced online of him resurrecting a dead man causing discussion across the whole continent. The preacher has also drawn attention for owning the most expensive rides. For instance, his church motorcade usually consists of expensive vehicles such as Rolls Royce, Ferrari, and a Range rover besides the police escort that he receives.

Read: Pastor Lukau Miracles Cost R16 000 To Witness


Pastor Tshifhiwa Irene

Pastor Tshifhiwa Irene was a televangelist who founded the Divine Truth Word Restoration Services for World peace by Jesus Christ. Her church is situated in Venda, South Africa. Before establishing her ministry, she worked as a banker at the Standard Bank of South Africa from the year 1990 to 2001.

Before her death in 2018, she was estimated to have net worth of $42 million, making her one of the richest preachers in South Africa and in the continent.


Pastor Ray McCauley

Pastor Ray McCauley net worth
Pastor Ray McCauley

Pastor McCauley is one of the richest preachers and the senior pastor at the Rhema Bible Church. He is also the president of the International Federation of Christian Churches, and the National Council of Interfaith in South Africa.

In 1979, he received training then later started his own ministry. He is currently based in South Africa and he has a reported net worth of $ 28 million.


Prophet Uebert Angel

Uebert angel net worth
Pastor Uebert Angel

Prophet Uebert Angel founded the Good News Church in 2007. He is among the youngest pastors in South Africa who have made a great fortune. His sources of wealth include; real estate business which he has heavily invested in. He also runs two TV stations which air his own services. In addition, he is also the CEO of Sam Barkeley Construction and Angel Organization.

Now read: Man ‘Healed’ of HIV by Pastor Lukau Has Died

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How To become a teacher in south africaTeaching is one of the few noble professions one can be in. Teachers shape the world as they handle the planet’s most critical resource, which is the young people who later become the future generation to run the world.

Teaching requires passion, perseverance, tolerance and dedication. The profession also gives you the opportunity to nurture and mold young growing minds hence contributing to their academic and social development.

Here is what you need to know about becoming a teacher in South Africa.

Who can become a teacher in South Africa?

In South Africa, grade 12 learners, graduates who want to complete teaching qualification, people who want to change their careers to teaching, can qualify to be teachers.


Requirements to become a teacher in South Africa

In order to be recognized and start teaching in the country, you will need to obtain a Bachelor of Education Degree (BEd) from a recognized university in South Africa. This program is offered in most South African universities as a full-time program which lasts for a period of four years.

Upon completing the bachelor’s course, you are qualified to teach in any South African school. In addition, it enables you to register with the South African Council for Educators (SACE), a professional council for educators that aims to enhance the status of the teaching profession through appropriate Registration, management of Professional Development and inculcation of a Code of Ethics for all educators.


Choosing which way to follow

Students who enroll for a Bachelors of Education degree are required to choose their teaching level. The levels include; Foundation Phase, Senior Primary and Secondary level teaching.

– Foundation Phase

This level is also known as early childhood development level. It is best for people who want to interact and teach toddlers. It covers grades R to 3.

– Senior Primary

Senior primary level refers to grades 4 to 7.

– Secondary Level Teaching

For those wishing to instruct students on a senior rank, then this is the most preferred level. It includes grades 8 to 12.


What if you don’t qualify for BEd program?

Failing to meet the requirements for a Bed program should not cut off your dreams of becoming a teacher in South Africa. There are some other ways to still become a teacher. These include; taking short online courses.

For example, the University of South Africa offers a range of short educational courses such as education management, sports psychology and many more.


Funding

There are a number of ways you can fund your studies in the process of becoming a teacher. These ways include, self-funding where you finance your studies, obtaining bursaries from well-wishers and bursaries from the government, or obtaining personal loans.

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