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Drafting and Interpretation of Statutes – Plain Language and Postmodernism

The drafting and interpretation of statutes is important because without them there would be no common understanding of what the rules are. South Africans are proud of having a democratic constitution. It is a legal guideline for right and wrong [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|Categories: Plain Language|Tags: , |

Legal Documents in Plain Language

All legal documents should be in plain language. We all enter into agreements regularly, whether it is a negotiated agreement or a retailer's standard terms and conditions. Most of the time, people do not understand many (or even most) of [...]

By | May 10th, 2015|Categories: Plain Language|Tags: , |

Plain and Understandable Language

What is plain and understandable language? How is plain language defined in South African law?  What is the standard that one should use to decide whether a document is in plain language? The definition of plain and understandable language Although [...]

By | October 13th, 2014|Categories: Plain Language|Tags: |