About Us

The Law Clinic’s key objectives are as follows:
  1. To inform and empower qualifying persons through fair and equal access to quality and cost-effective legal services and support
  2. To inform and empower the appropriate persons through the dissemination and provision of relevant, quality legal information and training
  3. To enable the professional and personal development of candidate attorneys and other Law Clinic staff, through mentoring, training, supervision and exposure to the practice of law
  4. To provide education, including clinical legal education, to law students through teaching and exposure to the practice of law (in cooperation with the Stellenbosch University Law Faculty)
  5. To promote strong governance and management structures
  6. To sustain the Law Clinic's existence and its ability to offer relevant, cost-effective services

Through the fulfilment of these objectives, the Law Clinic contributes towards the University’s overarching strategic imperatives by ensuring that it, firstly, remains committed to the broadening of access by being responsive to the needs of its beneficiaries, particularly those in vulnerable communities; by increasing and accelerating the diversity profile of Law Clinic staff through proactive recruitment; developing and retaining Law Clinic staff members from the designated groups; and creating an inclusive Law Clinic culture and climate that embraces diversity and the values of the University; secondly, delivers work of an excellent standard in every facet of its operation by implementing appropriate accountability mechanisms and reporting structures within the organisation; and lastly, strives to achieve maximum societal impact within its sphere of influence by responsibly and thoughtfully conducting operational and strategic processes; reviewing progress regularly; and being responsive to the ever-changing context in which it operates.

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Please take notice that a class action will be instituted in the Western Cape Division of the High Court of South Africa against the companies and individuals listed below:

  1. Lifestyle Direct Group International (Pty) Ltd
  2. Capital Lifestyle Solutions (Pty) Ltd t/a Lifestyle Legal
  3. Loan Tracker SA (Pty) Ltd
  4. Loan Spotter SA (Pty) Ltd
  5. Loan Match SA (Pty) Ltd
  6. Loan Choice SA (Pty) Ltd
  7. Loan Quest SA (Pty) Ltd
  8. Loan Connector SA (Pty) Ltd
  9. Loan Hub SA (Pty) Ltd
  10. Loan Zone SA (Pty) Ltd
  11. Loan Locator SA (Pty) Ltd
  12. Loan Scout SA (Pty) Ltd
  13. Loan Tracer SA (Pty) Ltd
  14. Loan Detector SA (Pty) Ltd
  15. Lifestyle Legal (Pty) Ltd
  16. Lifestyle Attorneys (Pty) Ltd
  17. All Wheel Auto (Pty) Ltd
  18. Damian Malander
  19. Nandie Paich

Please take notice further that the class action will be brought on behalf of the following class:

“All persons who have had any monies debited from their bank accounts and/or who have been harassed and threatened in connection with any demand for or collection of payment by any of the respondents at any time from 20 May 2015 to date on the basis of them having concluded purported agreements with any of the respondents through any of the websites listed below:

Should you wish not to be a member of the class you may opt out of the class by notifying the class action attorneys of record, the Stellenbosch University Law Clinic, of your choice to so opt out by no later than Monday 30 October 2023.

The Stellenbosch University Law Clinic can be contacted at:

18 – 24 Crozier Street
Telephone: (021) 808 3600
Email: rhkadmin@sun.ac.za

Electronic copies of the Court’s order certifying the class action and the particulars of claim therein shall be available on the Stellenbosch University Law Clinic’s webpage – https://www.sulawclinic.co.za

You may contact the Stellenbosch University Law Clinic through the details provided above should you wish to obtain more information about the class action.