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The Constitution of 1961 (formally the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act, 1961) was the fundamental law of South Africa for two decades. Under the terms of the constitution, South Africa left the Commonwealth and became a republic. Legally, the Union of South Africa, which had existed since 1910, came to an end and was re-established as the "Republic of South Africa".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Constitution_of_1961

Legal education is the education of individuals in the principles, practices, and theory of law. It may be undertaken for several reasons, including to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for admission to legal practice in a particular jurisdiction, to provide a greater breadth of knowledge to those working in other professions such as politics or business, to provide current lawyers with advanced training or greater specialisation, or to update lawyers on recent developments in the law.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_education

The University of Pretoria Faculty of Law was established in 1908 and consists of five academic departments, six centres, two law clinics and its own publisher the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP). The faculty offers the undergraduate LLB degree, the postgraduate LLM and LLD degrees as well as several continuing education courses. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Pretoria_Faculty_of_Law

A paralegal is an individual, qualified by education, training or work experience, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. However, this definition varies depending on the jurisdiction; in Ontario, Canada, paralegals are independent legal practitioners, licensed by The Law Society of Ontario to provide legal services to members of the public. Licensed paralegals in Ontario may manage their own legal firm. They are employed as municipal and provincial prosecutors and may be appointed as justices of the peace.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralegal

The Constitution of South Africa is the supreme law of the Republic of South Africa. It provides the legal foundation for the existence of the republic, sets out the rights and duties of its citizens, and defines the structure of the government. The current constitution, the country's fifth, was drawn up by the Parliament elected in 1994 in the South African general election, 1994. It was promulgated by President Nelson Mandela on 18th December 1996 and came into effect on 4 February 1997, replacing the Interim Constitution of 1993.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_South_Africa

Law of South Africa - Wikipedia:

South Africa has a 'hybrid' or 'mixed' legal system,[1] formed by the interweaving of a number of distinct legal traditions: a civil law system inherited from the Dutch, a common law system inherited from the British, and a customary law system inherited from indigenous Africans (often termed African Customary Law, of which there are many variations depending on the tribal origin). These traditions have had a complex interrelationship, with the English influence most apparent in procedural aspects of the legal system and methods of adjudication, and the Roman-Dutch influence most visible in its substantive private law - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_South_Africa

South African contract law is ‘essentially a modernised version of the Roman-Dutch law of contract’,[1] which is itself rooted in canon and Roman laws. In the broadest definition, a contract is an agreement two or more parties enter into with the serious intention of creating a legal obligation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_contract_law

The law of persons in South Africa regulates the birth, private-law status and the death of a natural person.[1][2] It determines the requirements and qualifications for legal personhood or subjectivity in South Africa and the rights and responsibilities that attach to it.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_persons_in_South_Africa

The south African environmental law describes the legal rules in South Africa relating to the social, economic, philosophical and jurisprudential issues raised by attempts to protect and conserve the environment in South Africa. South African environmental law encompasses natural resource conservation and utilization, as well as land-use planning and development. Issues of enforcement are also considered, together with the international dimension, which has shaped much of the direction of environmental law in South Africa. The role of the country's Constitution, crucial to any understanding of the application of environmental law, also is examined. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_environmental_law

South African property law regulates the "rights of people in or over certain objects or things."[1] It is concerned, in other words, with a person's ability to undertake certain actions with certain kinds of objects in accordance with South African law.[2] Among the formal functions of South African property law is the harmonisation of individual interests in property, the guarantee and protection of individual (and sometimes group) rights with respect to property, and the control of proprietary relationships between persons (both natural and juristic), as well as their rights and obligations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_property_law

The South African law of evidence forms part of the adjectival or procedural law of that country. It is based on English common law. There is no all-embracing statute governing the South African law of aspects: Various statutes govern various aspects of it, but the common law is the main source. The Constitution also features prominently. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_evidence_in_South_Africa

South African criminal law is the body of national law relating to crime in South Africa. In the definition of Van der Walt et al, a crime is "conduct which common or statute law prohibits and expressly or impliedly subjects to punishment remissible by the state alone and which the offender cannot avoid by his own act once he has been convicted."[1] Crime involves the infliction of harm against society. The function or object of criminal law is to provide a social mechanism with which to coerce members of society to abstain from conduct that is harmful to the interests of society. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_criminal_law

Insolvency in South African law refers to a status of diminished legal capacity (capitis diminutio) imposed by the courts on persons who are unable to pay their debts, or (which amounts to the same thing) whose liabilities exceed their assets. The insolvent's diminished legal capacity entails deprivation of certain of his important legal capacities and rights, in the interests of protecting other persons, primarily the general body of existing creditors, but also prospective creditors. Insolvency is also of benefit to the insolvent, in that it grants him relief in certain respects. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_insolvency_law

The copyright law of South Africa governs copyright, the right to control the use and distribution of artistic and creative works, in the Republic of South Africa. It is embodied in the Copyright Act, 1978 and its various amendment acts, and administered by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in the Department of Trade and Industry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_South_Africa

The South African law of lease is an area of the legal system in South Africa which describes the rules applicable to a contract of lease (or letting and hiring, Lat locatio conductio, Afrik huur en verhuring).[1]:906 This is broadly defined as a reciprocal agreement between two parties, the lessor and the lessee, in terms of which one, the lessor, binds himself to give the other, the lessee, the temporary use and enjoyment of a thing, in whole or in part, or of his services or those of another person; the lessee, meanwhile, binds himself to pay a sum of money as compensation, or rent, for that use and enjoyment. The law of lease is often discussed as a counterpart to the law of sale. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_law_of_lease

South African family law is concerned with those legal rules in South Africa which pertain to familial relationships.[1] It may be defined as "that subdivision of material private law which researchers, describes and regulates the origin, contents and dissolution of all legal relationships between: (i) husband and wife (including the parties to a civil union); (ii) parents, guardians (and other holders of parental rights and responsibilities) and children; and (iii) relatives related through blood and affinity." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_family_law

The Legal Advice Office offers legal advice and legal/paralegal services inter alia in the following areas of the law as well as other fields not specifically mentioned below:

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