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June 25, 2019

IP/IT Law: ECT Act And Sale Of Immovable Property

With the introduction and growing use of digital technology in the business world, the South African Electronic Communications Act was enacted in 2002.  The main object of the Electronic Communications […]
June 25, 2019

Wills, Estates & Trusts: Die Gebruik Van Trusts Tydens Erflatings

Daar bestaan heelwat onkunde oor die gebruik van trusts tydens erflatings. Hierdie artikel poog om lig op hierdie belangrike kwessie te werp. ’n Inter vivos trust staan ook bekend as […]
June 25, 2019

Dispute Resolution Law: When Does A Foreign System Of Law Apply To Your Contract?

It is a requirement in the South African Law of Contract that, for a contract to come into existence, an offer to contract must be made by one party to […]
June 25, 2019

Employment Law: Does An Employee Have The Right To Freedom Of Religion?

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, is the supreme law of the land and all conduct and legislation must comply with it. The Bill of Rights contained […]
June 10, 2019

Family Law: Matrimonial Property Regimes

My partner and I are getting married soon and have heard about the different matrimonial property regimes one can enter but I am not sure what the difference is and […]
June 5, 2019

Employment Law: Expats And Employers: Plan Now For The New Expat Tax Changes

“An income tax form is like a laundry list – either way you lose your shirt” (Comedian Fred Allen) This article is important to you if you are either a […]
June 5, 2019

Conveyancing Law: Landlords & Tenants: Can A Tenant Cancel A Lease?

When it comes to cancelling a lease early, both landlords and tenants must be aware of their responsibilities. It’s important to note that the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) has been […]
June 5, 2019

Conveyancing Law: Land Expropriation Bill: What It Means For Your Landownership Rights

During 2018, the African National Congress (ANC) announced its intention to drastically speed up the land reform process in South Africa when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he would be […]
June 5, 2019

Conveyancing Law: What Documentation Is Needed For Buying A Property In South Africa?

You’ve scoured the web for what feels like weeks, and you’ve finally found your dream home! You’ve put in your offer, and it’s been accepted. But before you can pack […]
April 24, 2019

Litigation Law: Small Claims Courts – From 1 April You Can Sue For Up To R20,000

The monetary jurisdiction of Small Claims Courts has been increased from R15,000 to R20,000 from 1 April 2019. Not all claims can be pursued in a Small Claims Court – […]
June 5, 2019

Conveyancing Law: Landlords & Tenants: Can A Tenant Cancel A Lease?

When it comes to cancelling a lease early, both landlords and tenants must be aware of their responsibilities. It’s important to note that the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) has been […]
June 5, 2019

Conveyancing Law: Land Expropriation Bill: What It Means For Your Landownership Rights

During 2018, the African National Congress (ANC) announced its intention to drastically speed up the land reform process in South Africa when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he would be […]
June 5, 2019

Conveyancing Law: What Documentation Is Needed For Buying A Property In South Africa?

You’ve scoured the web for what feels like weeks, and you’ve finally found your dream home! You’ve put in your offer, and it’s been accepted. But before you can pack […]
April 24, 2019

Property Law: Neighbours Building? Know Your Rights Re Plan Approval

“You can be a good neighbour only if you have good neighbours” (Howard Koch, “Invasion from Mars” author) Your neighbours apply to the municipality for approval of building plans. You […]
March 26, 2019

Property Law: Property buyers – Beware unlawful occupiers!

“The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell” (Sir John Templeton, billionaire investor) You are […]
August 27, 2018

Property Law: What happens if you cancel your lease early?

“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” (Wise old adage) You sign a two year lease for a nice little apartment (or a large family house if you […]
July 25, 2018

Property Law: Contractual relationship and the court

When two or more parties enter into a contractual agreement knowingly and free from duress, the terms of the agreement must be upheld by each signatory. However, it must be […]
July 25, 2018

Property Law: Rental rights during the water crisis

As a constitutional right, everyone should have access to clean water. Even during a water crisis. In cases where there is a signed agreement between a tenant and landlord pertaining […]
July 19, 2018

Property Law: How to escape from a property suretyship

“Suretyship is the precursor of ruin” (Thales of Miletus, one of the Seven Sages of Ancient Greece) As the philosopher and mathematician Thales pointed out two and a half millennia […]
June 5, 2018

Conveyancing Law: Title deeds when buying or selling property

If you’re planning to buy a new property, you’ll need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you’re the owner of the property. You’ll need […]
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