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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.



For free services you could engage with an organization such as or visit 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.


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Unlawful Detention

Also known as wrongful arrest or false imprisonment, occurs when someone is held in custody without legal justification. In South Africa, the Constitution and various laws protect individuals from being detained unlawfully.

The main guiding document is the South African Constitution, particularly the Bill of Rights. Section 12 of the Constitution specifically safeguards the right to freedom and security. It clearly states that no one may be deprived of their freedom arbitrarily or without just cause.

Here’s how the process generally works:

Legal Arrest: Authorities, like the police, need a valid reason to arrest someone. This usually means they need a warrant issued by a court. There are exceptions, such as catching someone in the act of committing a crime, but in most cases, a warrant is necessary.

Rights Upon Arrest: When a person is arrested, they must be informed of their rights immediately. This includes the right to remain silent, the right to know the charges against them, and the right to legal representation. If these rights are not provided, the detention can be deemed unlawful.

Detention and Bail: Once arrested, a person cannot be held for more than 48 hours without being brought before a court. The court will then decide whether to release the person on bail or to continue holding them until the trial. If this 48-hour rule is violated, it counts as unlawful detention.

Remedies for Unlawful Detention: If someone believes they have been detained unlawfully, they have the right to challenge their detention in court. This can lead to their immediate release and possibly even compensation or damages for the wrongful detention.

Unlawful detention laws in South Africa aim to ensure that everyone's rights are respected and that no one is unjustly deprived of their liberty. Remember, if you ever find yourself or someone you know in such a situation, seeking legal assistance is crucial to ensuring fair treatment under the law.

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.

Unlawful Detention