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January 31, 2024

The Possible Legal Risks Associated with AI In Business

Historically, interchangeable terms such as robots, automated decision-making and artificial intelligence (“A.I”) would be terms one would generally associate with the future. Technology that businesses or private individuals would only […]
January 31, 2024

Why Buyers Should Ask for Building Plans (and Why Sellers Should Supply Them)

“No person shall without the prior approval in writing of the local authority in question, erect any building in respect of which plans and specifications are to be drawn and […]
January 31, 2024

A Valentine’s Day Thought for Life Partners: What is a “Universal Partnership”?

“Marriage is the chief cause of divorce” (Groucho Marx) This Valentine’s Day, think about the legal aspects of your romantic relationship. They’re a lot less exciting than the traditional declarations […]
January 31, 2024

“Pay Extra for My Generator or I’ll Cut You Off During Loadshedding”. Can a Landlord Do That?

Loadshedding continues to plague us and our businesses, and when tenants are connected during power cuts to their landlord’s alternative power source – such as a generator – it is […]
January 9, 2024

Why Property Developers Should Consider Registering A Trade Mark

It is no surprise that the past several years have shown a significant surge in residential estate developments throughout South Africa. This remarkable growth shows a clear demand for such […]
January 9, 2024

Moonlighting Without Consent is Misconduct – A Firing Offence

“…moonlighting as a matter of principle is unacceptable…” (extract from judgment) Up to a quarter of all middle-class South Africans are reported to “moonlight”, that is to run a part-time […]
January 9, 2024

Estate Planning: Remember your Pets!

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” (Mahatma Gandhi) For many of us our pets are a central […]
January 9, 2024

Now Creditors Can Apply for Directors to be Declared Delinquent – Why is That Important?

“He who is quick to borrow is slow to pay” (Old proverb) A recent High Court decision means that, for the first time, creditors of debtor companies are specifically cleared […]
November 30, 2023

Festive Season Sellers: Start Getting Your Compliance Certificates Ready

“If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree” (Jim Rohn) It’s that time of year again – summer sunshine, happy holidaymakers in festive mode, and […]
November 30, 2023

Plan Your Estate to Protect Your Family – Two End-of-Year Questions to Ask Yourself

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” (Songwriters Pola & Wyle) As the end of another year approaches, with its family celebrations and holidays, take the time to check […]
May 26, 2020

Wills, Estates & Trusts: Locked Down During the Pandemic: How to Make a Will and Get it Witnessed

The last few weeks have seen huge changes in the way we live our lives. The demand for Wills has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is understandable in the […]
March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Important Notice

Dear DKVG client, We are all aware of the challenges that face us in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. On 23 March 2020 President Ramaphosa informed us that a nation-wide […]
August 29, 2016

De Klerk & Van Gend celebrated women during the month of August.

We hosted our annual Women’s Day breakfast with our female clients and staff members at Nitida Wine Estate in Durbanville. We were inspired by our guest speaker, Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, well-known […]
October 7, 2015

Welcome to another copy of our monthly newsletter.

De Klerk & van Gend are happy to introduce our new website. Visit the new website at www.dkvg.co.za to learn more about our professional staff, see what services we offer […]
September 4, 2015

Editorial: Issue 4

De Klerk and Van Gend celebrated Women’s day lasty month by hosting a breakfast for all of our female clients.  Zelda la Grange, former private secretary to Mr Nelson Mandela, […]
July 17, 2015

Editorial: Issue 3

Welcome to another edition of our monthly newsletter. CELEBRATING DEMOCRACY On 18 July 2016 Mr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela would have turned 97 years old. De Klerk & van Gend will […]