A grown son asks if he can legally be made to support his mother financially – a legal expert responds

2019-07-24 10:10

"My mother wants maintenance from me and I am unable to help her due to my financial situation. She is taking me to court, and I don’t see how I can afford any more financial commitment."

'Can I recoup the maintenance money my father never paid my mother?' A legal expert responds

2019-07-12 11:40

A forty-one-year-old woman asks if she can claim maintenance money from the father who left her many years ago.

"He loves his daughters and will do anything for them": Maintenance is messy, but it doesn't have to be

2019-05-28 13:26

"Divorce is ugly and people get hurt all the time. I just wish that all parents would accept the responsibility that they have to the children that they have produced and those children should come first." A reader shares both her own and her husband's experience with paying maintenance.

A single mom shares her story: 'In my experience, the parent that refuses to pay maintenance can easily get away with it forever'

2019-05-21 11:32

"It causes great distress to be in a position where you work hard and do everything humanly possible to support your children and the defaulting party can do whatever they like." – One of our readers wrote in to share her struggle to get the father of her children to pay maintenance. "In the real world," she explains, "some people go to court for years and never get a cent."

Claiming for maintenance

2019-03-26 14:36

Raising a child alone, without any financial assistance, can be stressful. Here are steps you can take to minimise the financial, emotional and mental strain

Nersa mulls own probe into Eskom's 'governance failures'

2019-03-07 16:21

Eskom acknowledged "certain governance" failures occurred at the power utility but the amounts associated with these have not yet been fully quantified, Nersa chairperson Jacob Modise has said.

Buying a supercar is easy but maintaining it is a whole different story

2018-12-17 12:00

Owning a supercar is a dream come true for most, but keeping it in top shape is a different task altogether like the price of parts on a Bugatti Veyron.

'It is a small price for him to pay' – mom whose ex was jailed for not paying maintenance

2018-09-03 14:24

A woman whose ex-husband has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for not paying maintenance has encouraged others in similar situations never to give up.

Eskom keeping eye on upsurge in power demand

2018-06-21 09:03

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe told SAfm's Stephen Grootesthat Eskom would continue to conduct unit maintenance where needed.

Need a gift for a petrolhead? Here's 5 great car ideas

2016-12-23 12:06

Buying Christmas gifts can leave you with a headache, but if you have a loved one who's a petrol nut the task could be quite easy... Here are some easy gift ideas for car lovers.


'That's what we as men are expected to do': Reader's defend teen boy suing mom for maintenance money

2019-07-15 12:18

Our readers make equally rational cases as to whether or not a teen suing his mom for maintenance money is ridiculous or fair but the real question is, "Who is paying his legal fees?"

OPINION: Teen suing mom for maintenance money? We have a lot of questions. Number one: How dare you?

2019-07-10 13:12

19-year-old student, Thomas, is taking his mother to court for maintenance money to the value of R14 655 a month.

A dad's maintenance story: ‘Fathers are not always the ones in the wrong’

2019-05-22 14:08

"The reality is that society is quick to believe claims by those, like my ex, who love telling the story of how she was bullied out of her children, how she was kept away. And nothing could be further from the truth." – A dad shares the side of the maintenance money story the courts probably won't tell you.

'Money should not be a commodity for visits with your children': A stepmom shares the other side of the maintenance story

2019-05-20 14:43

"My heart breaks for these children who now are forced to face the future without the guidance of a father who so desperately wants to be part of their lives." A moving letter from a stepmom sets the record straight: fathers aren't always the bad guys.

Here's why your car's tyres are so important

2019-03-12 08:46

Tyres are probably the most under-estimated part of motoring. No matter how much you invest in your vehicle, it’s tyres which are your first line of defence against an accident.

Eskom cannot offload the cost of its problems on consumers – energy regulator

2019-01-16 20:54

The national energy regulator wants Eskom to account for the cost of failures that were within its control.

Airbus Southern Africa wins SA’s Best Aircraft Maintenance Organisation Award

2018-11-21 21:20

Airbus Southern Africa has won the 2018 South African Civil Aviation Award for the best Aircraft Maintenance Organisation.

Mkhize: Help is on the way for dysfunctional municipalities

2018-08-06 15:06

Minister Zweli Mkhize has said his department has appointed 81 new engineers and town planners.

Porsche: 'Brake squealing is rarely a sign of trouble'

2018-02-02 13:00

Porsche engineers explain why there is a propensity for brake squeal in cars.

Clunk, screech, thump: Here are 12 common car sounds and what they mean

2016-11-03 09:19

What's that sound coming from your car? A sound you know means trouble and that it's going to cost you. Here are 12 explanations for common sounds...

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