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CREDITORS AND DEBTORS: IMPORTANT NEW PRESCRIPTION JUDGMENT

“Running into debt isn’t so bad. It’s running into creditors…

CLOSING DOWN THE GUESTHOUSE NEXT DOOR: NOTES FOR OWNERS AND NEIGHBOURS

“You can be a good neighbour only if you have good neighbours”…

CAN A SUCCESSFUL PARTY RECOVER THEIR LEGAL COSTS?

You have taken legal action against another party and emerged…
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Right to a View?

South African law does not recognise an inherent right to the…
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IS MY EMPLOYEE ENTITLED TO OVERTIME?

The current prescribed earning threshold in terms of the Basic…

10 QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT YOUR WILL

No-one likes thinking about – let alone discussing – death,…

PASSING OF RISK

We buy and sell things every day, and no doubt most of us assume…
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What constitutes gross negligence?

It is vital that companies understand the difference between…

DIRECTOR, THE BUCK STOPS WITH YOU

The new Companies Act of 2008 rings in an era in which directors…

UBER – IS THE DRIVER/PARTNER-DRIVER AN EMPLOYEE OF UBER?

According to the recent CCMA award handed down on 7 July 2017,…

DO YOU NEED AN “ADVANCE DIRECTIVE” OR A “LIVING WILL

If you don’t want to be kept artificially alive - without your…

SMALL BUSINESSES AND POPI: NOT CRYING WOLF THIS TIME?

"Crying wolf is a real danger” (David Attenborough) “POPI…
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HOW THE “HISTORICAL RATES” JUDGMENT AFFECTS YOU

 "It is declared that, upon transfer of a property, a new owner…

THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING AND COMPLYING WITH A DOMICILIUM CLAUSE

Written contracts almost invariably contain a clause which…

Small Claims Court - Know Your Rights

In South Africa we have Small Claims Courts (SCC)) which offer…

Beware the Breach - Breach of Contract

The parties to a contract are bound to respect their agreement…

CIVIL CLAIM: UNLAWFUL ARREST AND DETENTION

We live in a country where crime is rife. We need our police…

5 QUESTIONS TO AVOID ASKING IN INTERVIEWS

The rule of thumb is that if the question is job related, it…

First aid boxes in the workplace

One of the common-law duties of an employer is a safe working…

The R1m Buffalo That Died: A Lesson in Passing of Risk

We buy and sell things every day, and no doubt most of us assume…
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PROPERTY SELLERS: DON’T PAY “FUTURE RATES”

  “Cause they told me everybody's got to pay their dues And…

MAKING MONEY WITH AIRBNB? TAX AND OTHER ISSUES.

Airbnb is an increasingly popular and lucrative way for residential…

CAN A PERSON BE DISMISSED WHO HAS NOT STARTED WORKING YET?

A question arises as to whether a person who has concluded a…

Constitutional Court Victory for New Home Owners

On 29 August 2017 the Constitutional Court ruled, in a unanimous…

EXPIRED FIREARM LICENCES: HIGH COURT TO THE RESCUE

“There is no question that firearms are hazardous objects and…

VERBAL AGREEMENTS – THE PROPERTY PERSPECTIVE

      “A verbal contract isn't worth…

EARLY TERMINATION OF FIXED TERM

Much has been said concerning justifying the use of a fixed term…

TIPS TO PREVENT DELAYS IN SELLING YOUR HOME

Pay all rates and service charges on the property to ensure…

Protection of Personal Information

There is nobody who has a cell-phone that has not been the victim…

Employment Equity - Preparing for a Director-General Review

In the wake of the Department of Labour’s Roadshow on Employment…

JOINT BOND BETWEEN UNMARRIED PARTNERS/FRIENDS

Although applying for a joint bond with a partner to whom one…

TRANSFERRING YOUR HOUSE TO YOUR CHILD

Elderly parents often consider transferring their immovable property…

MISTAKES IN CONTRACTS - What you need to know.

All contracts are based on consensus between the parties to it.…

RESTRAINT OF TRADE

A restraint of trade is characteristically used in an employment…

HOW TO RESCIND A JUDGEMENT FROM YOUR CREDIT REPORT (for the layperson)

Your first step is to establish how much the debt is, and who…

STARTING A BUSINESS? THE BUSINESS TRUST OPTION

  “The secret of getting ahead is getting started”…

ABSENTEEISM - TOO SICK TO WORK or SICK OF WORK?

Employers are frequently faced with delinquent employees who…

LEASE AGREEMENTS: The importance of incoming and outgoing inspections

In terms of the Rental Housing Act the tenant and the landlord…

COSTS

Clients always ask their attorney to reclaim the costs that they…

WHAT IS A CONTRACT?

A contract is a bilateral juristic act, founded on agreement.…

THE ROLE OF THE RENTAL HOUSING TRIBUNAL - how it can help you.

The Rental Housing Tribunal was established in 2001 to…

DIRECTORS AND THE "DELINQUENCY" DANGER

"Directors have clear responsibilities to the public in the form…

COLLECTING ARREAR LEVIES: A NEW RISK FOR YOUR BODY CORPORATE

“… the difficulty experienced by bodies corporate in collecting…

WHEN DO VOUCHERS EXPIRE?

Gift vouchers have become a popular gift for special occasions.…

Landlord and Lessee rights when a tenanted property is sold

As a tenant occupying a property that is about to be sold, are…

Barking mad: Noisy Neighbours and your rights.

Your neighbours' dogs are barking all day and night, keeping…

DIRECTORS' ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNPACKED

The duties of directors of companies are found in the common…

Do I really need a Will?

"I have no plan on dying any time soon!" "Well, everything…

TRUMPED! A home owner can be evicted as an unlawful occupier

Did you know that even as the owner of a house, you could still…

COPYRIGHT IN CYBERSPACE: NEW GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE PUBLISHERS

"Is a stolen copyright a copy-wrong?" - (Anonymous) The high…

5 Things to look out for in your insurance contract

You are involved in a motor vehicle accident and you claim from…

Medical Certificates

In terms of Rule 15(1) of the Ethical and Professional Rules…

Companies - How Private are Shareholders' Details?

 "Privacy, like other rights, is not absolute. As a person moves…

Meter Wars - A Consumer Strikes Back

"You can't fight city hall" (old idiom decrying the futility…

What To Do If A Debt Collector Comes Knocking On Your Door

SARS has appointed 3 debt collection agencies (currently named…

Know the Zoning of your Property

The Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013 (Act…

EMPLOYEES: MUST YOU REPORT WRONGDOERS? A VIOLENT STRIKE ILLUSTRATES

Our laws and courts provide strong protection for the right of…

STARTING A BUSINESS? THE PARTNERSHIP OPTION

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" (Helen…

NEIGHBOURS BEHAVING BADLY: NIP ILLEGAL BUILDING IN THE BUD!

Bad neighbours do not just impinge on your enjoyment of your…