Legal Matters

Getting Legal Aid

Getting access to reliable legal advice and assistance in South Africa can be an overwhelming task if you consider that standard attorney fees range from R1 500 - R2 500 an hour.

Small Claims Courts

The Small Claims Courts deal with minor civil claims of up to R15 000 in a speedy, affordable and simple manner without using an attorney. 

The Courts of South Africa

(Public Information)
Confused about the courts in South Africa? This document explains South Africa's court structure, and has contact details for the courts as well as links to their decisions online.

Western Cape and National Legislation

A list of Western Cape and National legislation on Cape Gateway, ordered by year. A full list of National legislation is available at

What You Need to Do If You’ve Been Involved in an Accident

​The Road Accident Fund is a state-supported insurance fund that provides cover to all road users in South Africa in the event of a road accident.