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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 […]
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 […]
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: 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 […]
June 5, 2018

Conveyancing Law: Title deeds when buying or selling property

If you’re planning to buy a new property, you’ll need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you’re the owner of the property. You’ll need […]
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 […]
July 27, 2017

Property Law: What are your rights to views and privacy?

“Diligence is the mother of good fortune” (Miguel de Cervantes)  Another warning to do your homework before you buy or develop property comes from a recent High Court decision to […]
June 15, 2017

Estate Agents: The simple mistake that cost a 10% commission

There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip” (very wise old proverb)   A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) case shows yet again how essential it is […]
June 13, 2017

Property Law: Airbnb – Is hosting your property on Airbnb legal?

What is Airbnb? It is becoming increasingly popular, especially amongst younger property owners, to host their property on Airbnb. Airbnb, an online hosting website (www.airbnb.com), is a platform where residential […]
October 12, 2016

Selling property? Check for VAT before you sign

“There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip” (very old and very wise proverb) You sell your property for a good price and, with the deal in the […]
October 12, 2016

Lost views and rising damp: Lessons for home buyers

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” (Eleanor Roosevelt) Here’s the story of yet another bitter dispute between neighbours over the […]
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