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FINAL DE-REGISTRATION OF ENTITIES CONFIRMED BY CIPC

CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) has issued a notice (Notice 61 of 2017) confirming the final deregistration of certain Companies and Close Corporations effective 2 February 2018 due to non-compliance with filing of Annual Returns. The effect of this notice is that entities which are currently reflected as having the status of ‘Deregistration Process’ […]

PLOT-AND-PLAN: GREAT OPTION, JUST BEWARE THE BUILDING DEADLINE

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore” (Mark Twain) Buying a house is an important and exciting experience.  One of the first decisions you must make is whether to buy an existing house (the “turnkey” option) or to buy from a developer on a “plot-and-plan” (“off-plan”) basis. Which option is best for you only you […]

PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS DURING A DIVORCE

No one starts a marriage expecting it to end in a divorce (it is after all, “till death do us part” in the vows), but unfortunately divorce is reality of life. Most people consider the emotional toll a divorce will take, but there are additional financial consequences to be considered, and assets that require protection, […]

6 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD REVIEW AND UPDATE YOUR WILL

Updating a Will is most often one of those personal matters that we never make time for. Once written and signed ones Will is often locked away and forgotten.  It is however good practice to review your Will every three to five years and to make the necessary amendments if required.  Here is a list […]

EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES: HOW TO HANDLE SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK

  “…there is a new understanding and appreciation of the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace and of its devastating effects on the victim.  It has become, in effect, a systemic and recurring harm”…“It is the kind of conduct that is a scourge in the workplace, and must be rooted out of existence.” (Extracts […]

RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL

Many people have heard of “right of first refusal” on their property rental contracts, but what does that mean, and how does one exercise this “right”? In essence, it is a legal agreement between and Landlord and a tenant, that should the landlord ever decide to sell the property, the tenant has the first opportunity […]

Sale of your house: What about the tenants?

In our law the rights of tenants are protected when a property is sold. The new owner is obliged by law to take over any existing lease agreement in respect of the property and will become the new landlord until the lease terminates. Tenants cannot be requested to vacate the property because of the sale […]