CAPE TOWN lawyer Robert de Rooy has developed the world's first contract using pictures to help people better understand what they are signing.
Comic Contracts uses visualisation, where the parties are represented by characters, and illustrations to explain the terms of the contract.
De Rooy said the three-year project came from a realisation that many contracts do not support a good relationship between the parties involved.
“I looked at how these agreements could be made simpler to understand and realised it was through using pictures.”
De Rooy found text contracts were still a big problem for low-skilled workers in areas such as agriculture, mining, manufacturing and domestic workers.