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November 7, 2019

Employment Law: “Of Course I Have Experience In…”

October 2019, was Justice month as Ramaphosa signs in various new laws, one of them being CV Fraud. Do you embellish your curriculum vitae to increase your chances of procuring […]
November 7, 2019

Litigation Law: Don’t Light That Short Fuse

A client poses a question to their attorney: My ex-boyfriend (Y) saw me and my new love interest (X) at a restaurant. Y aggressively confronted me and wanted to know […]
November 7, 2019

Property Law: All For One, One For All

Where starter homes in quiet suburbs used to be the norm when it came to first buys for working professionals and young couples, it seems like J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel, […]
November 7, 2019

Property Law: Holiday Homes Are No Holiday

Finding a holiday home isn’t as simple as choosing your favourite holiday spot and packing your bags. With the festive season around the corner, the urge to buy a holiday […]
October 1, 2019

Conveyancing Law: Western Cape Rental Considerations

In recent times the Western Cape has become the area to stay in. With the spectacular sea view or the beauty of the Karoo surrounding you, a bustling culture that […]
October 1, 2019

Dispute Resolution Law: “Accident” Does Not Mean No One Is to Blame

Duties of a reasonable driver: Among the duties of a motorist are: to keep a proper look-out, drive at a reasonable speed, observe the rule of the road (keep to […]
October 1, 2019

Employment Law: Prejudice in the Workplace – Where to Draw the Line

Due to our controversial past, South Africa has been faced with a difficult task of eradicating all forms of racial animosity and behaviour. This is a problem we often find […]
October 1, 2019

Employment Law: What Is a Company Culture?

We all know that the term “culture” is defined as the values, practices and beliefs shared by members who form a part of the same group, but what does “company […]
September 17, 2019

Family Law: Quality and Affordable Health Care For All?

The National Health Insurance Bill was approved by Cabinet in 2017. The date for implementation of the NHI is 2025. The government formulated the National Health Insurance (NHI) in order […]
September 17, 2019

Commercial Law: Shareholders’ Agreements in a Nutshell

A shareholders’ agreement sets out how a private company should be operated and regulates the various shareholders’ rights and obligations. It is therefore important that a shareholders’ agreement be concluded […]
September 17, 2019

Family Law: Quality and Affordable Health Care For All?

The National Health Insurance Bill was approved by Cabinet in 2017. The date for implementation of the NHI is 2025. The government formulated the National Health Insurance (NHI) in order […]
August 7, 2019

Family Law: Immediate Steps Following the Death of a Loved One

The death of a loved one is a difficult process to go through, and when the inevitable occurs, it is important to remember what happens next. The cause of death […]
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 […]
August 27, 2018

Family Law: The difficulties in relocating a child of divorced parents.

I have divorced my husband and I am now the primary caregiver of our minor child. I received a job offer in another country and I would really like to […]
July 25, 2018

Family Law: Life partners – Beware the “common law marriage” myth!

“The general rule of our law is that cohabitation does not give rise to special legal consequences, no matter how long the relationship has endured” (From a 2010 High Court […]
July 19, 2018

Family Law: Your surname and your changed marital status

“What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet” (Shakespeare) You cannot lawfully use any surname in South Africa other than the […]
April 12, 2018

Family Law / Litigation : Customary Marriages in South Africa

In South Africa, there are various forms of marriage, which includes Civil Marriage, Customary Marriage and Civil Union. For a long time, customary unions (marriages) did not have the same […]
April 3, 2018

Family Law / Employment Law : Are fathers entitled to paternal leave?

Fathers could spend up to two weeks with their newborn babies, while adoptive parents and parents-to-be via surrogacy, could get up to 10 weeks of leave. This is due to […]
October 12, 2016

Divorce maintenance: Can you contract out of it?

 “The concept of chivalry is beyond his comprehension and lies dead and buried in his mind, if it ever existed” (Part of the Court’s scathing assessment of the husband in […]
February 17, 2016

Dual citizens – don’t risk losing your South African citizenship!

You are a South African citizen.  You decide to acquire dual citizenship.  Your reasons for doing so are irrelevant – perhaps you are living/working overseas, perhaps you want a second […]
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