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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 – […]
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 – […]
April 24, 2019

Litigation Law: Your Animals Could Cost You Millions

“Ignorance is Bliss Dangerous” (Internet meme) Our law will generally hold you liable for damages only if someone else can prove that you caused them loss/damage/injury through your “fault” (intent […]
April 24, 2019

Litigation Law: Losing Your Licence With AARTO Demerits

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average […]
March 26, 2019

Litigation Law: Traffic Fines and Admissions of Guilt

“We must not make a scarecrow of the law” (Shakespeare) A criminal record, even for a minor offence from decades back, comes with very serious and lifetime consequences. It will […]
July 25, 2018

Litigation Law: Tribunal dispute resolution between landlord and tenant

“Agree, for the law is costly” (Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman lawyer and statesman) We all know how easy it is for misunderstandings and disputes to arise between landlords and tenants, […]
July 25, 2018

Litigation Law: Whistleblowers: What if your disclosure is factually wrong?

For many years now the “Whistleblower’s Act” (actually the Protected Disclosures Act or “PDA”) has been providing protection to employees who report unlawful or improper conduct by their employers or […]
July 25, 2018

Litigation Law: Facebook defamation – The truth is not enough!

You are engaged in a bitter dispute – perhaps it’s a fight over money, a family feud or a messy divorce, a disaffected employee or a vengeful neighbour. You decide […]
June 5, 2018

Litigation Law / Rental Agreement : Awaiting your deposit

What to know when your landlord has your deposit and has failed to pay it out You have viewed the new property and secured it by paying the correct deposit […]
June 5, 2018

Litigation Law: How to evict an illegal tenant

Landlords who have tenants that they believe are occupying their premises illegally may not forcefully remove such tenants. The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act […]
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 […]
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