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July 5, 2024

Can You Sign an Affidavit Over Zoom?

“These technological developments would have seemed far-fetched and science fiction a brief few years ago.” (Extract from judgment below) It’s an important question – the invalidity of an affidavit could […]
July 5, 2024

Possible disputes which may arise from Conveyancing matters

Transferring property in South Africa involves a meticulous process governed by various laws and regulations. Whether you are buying or selling, understanding your rights and obligations is essential to ensure […]
July 5, 2024

To Mediate or Litigate – Finding a Resolution to Business Disputes

Introduction In the world of business, a complex and intricate ecosystem characterised by the need for effective communication, collaboration and problem-solving, disputes are inevitable. The nature of such disputes may […]
July 5, 2024

How Intellectual Property Is Fueling The Renewable Energy Boom

The world’s shift towards renewable energy sources relies heavily on cutting-edge technology and a global commitment to sustainability. As this transition accelerates, intellectual property (IP) rights become a cornerstone for […]
June 10, 2024

Why an Oral Estate Agency Mandate Isn’t Worth the Paper It’s Written On

“A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on” (Samuel Goldwyn) Perhaps you are a seller marketing your property through an estate agency, or a buyer asking an agent […]
June 10, 2024

Contracting with Trusts – Is a Majority Resolution Valid?

“Externally, trustees cannot disagree. In the external sphere the Trust functions by virtue of its resolutions, which have to be supported by the full complement of the Trust body.” (Extract […]
June 10, 2024

Siblings Feuding Over a Business: Can You Get a Domestic Violence Protection Order?

“It is the purpose of this Act to afford the victims of domestic violence the maximum protection from domestic abuse that the law can provide” (Domestic Violence Act) When sibling […]
May 2, 2024

In the Land of the Will, Clarity is King

“The golden rule for the interpretation of testaments is to ascertain the wishes of the testator from the language used. And when these wishes are ascertained, the court is bound […]
May 2, 2024

Lending to a Friend or Relative – When Must You Register as a Credit Provider?

“In life, we never lose friends, we only learn who the true ones are” (Unknown) Lending money to a friend or family member in need sounds like a natural and […]
May 2, 2024

Rising Damp and Failed Waterproofing: How to Sue the Sellers

“[w]here a seller recklessly tells a half-truth or knows the facts but does not reveal them because he or she has not bothered to consider their significance, this may also […]
May 11, 2017

Collecting arrear levies: A new risk for your body corporate

“… the difficulty experienced by bodies corporate in collecting arrear levies is not a novel one. It is part of a ‘socio-economic problem’” (extract from judgment below)  Levy collections are […]