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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

Wills, Estates & Trusts: How to Deregister or Terminate a Trust

There is no provision in the Trust Property Control Act, 1988 that requires the deregistration of trusts. However, this said, it does not mean that a trust can never be […]
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 […]
March 26, 2019

Wills, Estates and Trusts: Trustees at War – The Removal Remedy and Its Limits

“Animosity and difference of opinion are not sufficient to have a trustee removed from office and/or for the majority of trustees to unilaterally force another to vacate his/her office…” (Extract […]
August 27, 2018

Wills, Estates and Trusts: Can trustees ban your pet in a Sectional Title Scheme?

Problems around the ownership of pets are common amongst owners of sectional title properties, but while laws may be imposed by the trustees of the homeowners’ associations, the requirement for […]
July 25, 2018

Wills, Estates and Trusts: Properly executing a will is extremely important

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a last will and testament for me as my will no longer reflected my wishes. At my request, my attorney emailed the […]
July 25, 2018

Wills, Estates and Trusts: Bitcoin – Is it legal, taxable and can you leave it to your heirs?

Have you joined, or been tempted to join in, the “Bitcoin frenzy”? If so, read on. Bitcoin and Ethereum are probably the best known of the cryptocurrencies, but (as at […]
March 9, 2018

Wills and Estates: Cost of dying rises with Master’s fees increase

If you are inheriting from someone who passed away on or after 1 January 2018, don’t blame the estate’s executor for one substantially-increased cost you may notice – Master’s Office […]
October 31, 2017

Wills, Estates & Trusts: Do You Need an “Advance Directive” or a “Living Will”?

 “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome” (Isaac Asimov) If you don’t want to be kept artificially alive – without your consent and perhaps in pain […]
August 31, 2017

National Wills Week

Contact us now to draft your FREE Will. 11-15 September 2017 Joline Steyn                             Corné Gersbach         […]
August 21, 2017

Wills, Estates & Trusts: Will your ANC protect trust assets on divorce?

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision illustrates once again how essential it is, before getting married, to have your lawyer structure your antenuptial contract (ANC) correctly, and with […]
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