CLARKS ATTORNEYS IN THE PRESS
On 23 January 2023 Beverley Clark contributed to an article on EWN regarding a landmark judgement in terms of which portions of the Divorce Act, 70 of 1979 were declared unconstitutional and which is set down for hearing in the Constitutional Court on 9 February 2023.
On 20 and 21 October 2022, Clarks hosted their ninth Annual Family Law Conference in Johannesburg which was featured in an article in De Rebus highlighting various addresses, including Beverley Clarks welcome address, where she urged family law practitioners to think of themselves as changemakers.
On 21 May 2022, Beverley Clark and Elmarie Erasmus were featured in the News24 Saturday Profile “The women behind the landmark judgement declaring parts of the Divorce Act unconstitutional”
On 13 May 2022, a High Court case of Beverley Clark and Elmarie Erasmus relating to a High Court case in terms of which potions of the Divorce Act, 70 of 1979 was featured in several news articles, including on Times Live.
On 30 September 2020, a High Court case of Jana van Breda relating to maintenance arrears was featured in several news articles, including on IOL.
In November 2019, Maresa Kurz wrote the feature article in De Rebus regarding significant changes to Rule 43 applications.
On 22 January 2020, the De Rebus featured the sixth Annual Family Law Conference in Johannesburg in an article discussing inter alia the Honourable Judge Keightley’s keynote address on unreasonable chastisement.
On 1 October 2019, Maresa Kurz contributed to an article for Your Pregnancy Magazine relating to baby names.
On 11 July 2019, Beverley Clark in her capacity as Chairperson of the Gauteng Family Law Forum contributed to an article in You Magazine regarding a landmark Full Bench judgment relating to Rule 43 applications.
On 4 June 2019, Elmarie Erasmus was featured in City Press and on 2 June 2019, she was featured in Netwerk 24, relating to the Alteration of Sex Description and Sex Status Act, 2003, and LGBTQ rights.
On 20 October 2017, Maresa Kurz contributed to an article on Parent24 relating to parental rights and responsibilities.
On 23 September 2017, Maresa Kurz spoke to MoneyWeb about choosing the right marriage contract for your pocket.
On 20 June 2017, Maresa Kurz returned to Garry Hertzberg Laws of Life talk show on Cliff Central to discuss various matrimonial law issues, including maintenance, parenting plans and divorce actions.
On 1 March 2016, Maresa Kurz was asked to be a guest on Garry Hertzberg Laws of Life talk show on Cliff Central. They discussed marriage in South Africa, what you should do (and not do) when saying “I do”.
On 2 September 2016, Beverley Clark joined Tim Modise to discuss just how far the law will allow one to go in obtaining adequate and relevant discovery when it comes to messy divorces.
In 2016 Beverley Clark contributed to the website Expatriate Law setting out advice for British expatriates divorcing in South Africa.
On 13 May 2015, Beverley Clark was asked to be a guest on Phumi Mashigo’s Womandla talk show on Cliff Central. They discussed divorce in South Africa, the trends seen in South African divorce statistics and what you should do (and not do) when considering proceeding with a divorce.
On 9 December 2014, we spent a humbling morning at Usindiso Shelter for Abused Women and their Children – our contribution to the 16 Days of Activism. We met a group of brave women who surely didn’t deserve this – a young woman of 18 who was given in marriage at the age of 13 to an abusive man of 42, a tiny and beautiful woman with a tiny baby and terrible burns across her chest, a woman who is forced to face her abuser every month to beg for money for the children… These women and their children now have a safe place to live, but materially, they have nothing, and they all live in fear of being found. We loved spending time with the darling babies and children. We hope we made a happy day for them – yummy food, party packs, gifts for every single woman and child, mounds of toiletries, and much needed legal advice.
We continue to be committed to assisting people in a pro bono capacity whenever we can, and our ongoing efforts have recently been recognised by ProBono.Org.