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THE USE OF CLINIC NOTES WHEN DETERMINING SICK LEAVE

In order for sick leave to be granted on the back of a medical certificate, the medical certificate is to accord to Section 15(1) of the Ethical and Professional Rules of the Medical and Dental Professions Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa.  In this regard, for there to be a valid certificate […]

ESTATE AGENTS : SECURING YOUR TRADE SECRETS (AND YOUR COMMISSION)

As an estate agent you will know that without a valid Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC) you are not entitled to any commission for the successful sales or leases you put together. All your hard work in fulfilling your mandate will come to naught. Your client need pay you nothing. As a recent High Court case […]

EXPATS AND EMPLOYERS: PLAN NOW FOR THE NEW EXPAT TAX CHANGES

This article is important to you if you are either a South African working abroad or an employer of one. If you don’t fall into either of those categories, but know someone who does, please think of passing this on. As an employee earning foreign remuneration (salary, leave pay, bonuses, allowances, commission etc), you currently […]

SECURITY ESTATES : CAN YOU FINE SPEEDSTERS?

There are many advantages to buying in a security estate or other community scheme, including quality of life and increased potential for growth in your property’s value. As a buyer just be aware that you will almost certainly be binding yourself to a set of rules and regulations imposed by the Homeowners Association (HOA) or […]

HAVE YOU ACCIDENTALLY PAID THE WRONG PERSON?

In these days of online banking and electronic payment, it’s not uncommon to find out to your horror that you have made a payment to someone in error, either to the wrong recipient or in an incorrect amount. If that happens to you and the recipient refuses to pay you back, what can you do […]

SMALL CLAIMS COURT – YOU CAN NOW 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 – Claims over R20,000 must be pursued in the ordinary courts (you can if you like reduce a larger claim to the R20k to avoid having […]

NEW PROVISIONS FOR RESCISSIONS OF PAID-UP JUDGEMENTS

Effective 11 March 2019, there is a new provision in the court rules that enables debtors to rescind their High Court judgements without having to show good cause. Prior to 11 March 2019: A person against whom a judgement had been granted in the High Court would need to apply to court and prove good […]