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This is your FIRST STEP if you are looking for legal or professional support. We:

  • Guarantee a response within 1 working hour,
  • Are uncomplicated, friendly and professional,
  • Our fees are sensitive to the South African economy,
  • Have a team of professionals in all major Cities,
  • Function with integrity, attention to detail and are objective driven,
  • Use technology, innovation and internal processes to streamline your experience,
  • Strive to improve the sector we operate in.

 

SERVICES | AMASEVISI


In our ‘team’ we have Legal Practitioners (Lawyers & Attorneys) and other Professionals who offer parallel solutions. Our website menu items LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and OTHER PROFESSIONALS offer a summary of services and will help you decide which type of service provider to use. Please review both pages. Afterwards, if you are still not sure who to use please ask for guidance using the Immediate Action Form on the Contacts Page.

 

FREE OR FEE? SIMAHLA OKANYE UHLAWULE?


For free services you could engage with an organization such as legal-aid.co.za or visit justice.gov.za for free information. Depending on your issue any of the following organizations might be appropriate and mandated to help for free:

  • The National Consumer Commission,
  • CGSO,
  • CCMA,
  • Housing Tribunal,
  • For insurance or banking issues, you should contact the appropriate ombudsman.

If you are looking to hire a Professional we guarantee that the fees quoted will be reasonable and you will not be charged anything until you have accepted a quote or entered into an engagement letter. Payment options will be communicated and might include hourly, per project, fixed rate or retainer. See a Cost Guideline HERE. The use of a Legal Practitioner or Court should be engaged with only once you have exhausted all amicable and free options, or if the matter at hand needs legal guidance and an expert to expedite a solution.


E-CONSULTS


An E-Consult is an effective way to receive expedited support for select, once off or ad hoc matters. Please visit the menu item for more information on this process. CLICK HERE

 

OPERATIONAL DAYS & TIMES


South African Working days. No public holidays.

  • Monday-Thursday from 09h00-13h00 and 14h00-16h00.
  • Friday 09h00-13h00.

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Retrenchments


Retrenchments in South Africa are a way for companies to reduce their workforce due to economic or operational reasons. Here’s a simple and friendly guide on how retrenchments work:

Identify the Need: Companies may face financial difficulties or need to restructure, prompting the need to retrench employees. This is usually a last resort after exploring other cost-saving measures.

Consultation Process: Employers must engage in a fair consultation process with employees or their representatives (like trade unions). This involves discussing the reasons for retrenchment, alternatives to retrenchment, and the selection criteria for those affected.

Selection Criteria: The company decides who will be retrenched based on fair and objective criteria. Common criteria include the "last in, first out" principle, skills, and qualifications.

Notice Period: Employees selected for retrenchment are given a notice period, as stipulated by their employment contracts or the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. During this time, they continue to work and are paid as usual.

Severance Pay: Retrenched employees are entitled to severance pay, typically calculated as at least one week’s pay for each completed year of service. Additional benefits might include payment for any unused leave.

Support and Assistance: Some companies offer support, such as career counselling, retraining programs, and help with finding new jobs.

Final Payments: Employees receive their final payments, which include severance pay, notice pay, and any other owed amounts, like leave pay.

In summary, retrenchments in South Africa are a structured process involving consultation, fair selection, and appropriate compensation to help employees transition smoothly during challenging times.

The information on this page is not legal advice. Please engage with our team so we can assign your request to a Legal Practitioner. We look forward to being of service.

Retrenchments