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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 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 […]
September 23, 2016

Your Will and a practical plan for your loved ones

“Where there’s a will, I want to be in it” (Anon) Whether you are young or old, healthy or ill, single or attached, you should have a Will.  Without one, […]
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