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September 13, 2017

How do I get copyright on something?

Whenever someone creates a piece of original work based on their own idea, they are automatically granted copyright on that creation. This includes work produced by […]
September 13, 2017

WHAT IS A TITLE DEED?

If you are planning to buy a new property, you will need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you are […]
September 13, 2017

FEARING FORECLOSURE: WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS AS THE HOMEOWNER?

The recent junk status announcement has shaken us into a quick action of tightening our belts and letting go of luxuries to afford our day to […]
September 13, 2017

IS YOUR BUSINESS POPI COMPLIANT?

POPI refers to South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act which seeks to regulate the Processing of Personal Information. What is Personal Information? Means any information […]
September 13, 2017

CAN SURROGATE PARENTS GET MATERNITY LEAVE?

Alex and Ben are in love and decide to enter into a civil union on 31 October 2010 in terms of the Civil Union Act[1]. Everything […]
September 13, 2017

DEMYSTIFYING THE EXECUTOR IN A DECEASED ESTATE

During a person’s lifetime s/he will gather assets, in other words, belongings such as a house or a motor vehicle. These assets and liabilities will form […]
September 13, 2017

PLANNING YOUR ESTATE AS NEWLYWEDS

For newlyweds, one of the most important tasks to attend to is estate planning. The estate planning will depend on what the couple wants and what […]
August 23, 2017

WHAT’S THE BUZZ ABOUT BUSINESS RESCUE?

If a company/close corporation is in financial trouble and all possible avenues to save the business have been exhausted, there is one last option available to […]
August 23, 2017

HOW DO I CANCEL A LEASE?

What happens when a landlord or a tenant wants to cancel a lease? What rules and what legislation apply? What protection does the law provide? If […]
August 23, 2017

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN’S RIGHTS DURING DIVORCE

Divorce and the resulting challenges regarding child custody and the responsibilities of parents can be an ugly and difficult process. This is especially true of the […]
August 10, 2017

EMAIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM? GET IT BEFORE IT GETS YOU

If your company uses emails to communicate with clients, then it’s not enough to just rely on traditional ways of managing email, such as backing up […]
August 10, 2017

HOW TO APPLY FOR SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE?

Maintenance is the obligation to provide another person, for example a minor, with housing, food, clothing, education and medical care, or with the means that are […]
August 10, 2017

THE BENEFITS OF CREATING A TRUST

Trusts are well-known to facilitate effective estate planning and continuity planning strategies. That said, setting up a trust – whether an inter vivos (between the living) […]
August 10, 2017

WHAT SHOULD A CONVEYANCER DO?

Conveyancing (or conveyance) is the legal term for the process whereby a person, company, close corporation or trust becomes the registered and legal owner of immovable […]
July 26, 2017

IMPORTANT STEPS FOR THE TRANSFER OF PROPERTY

The transfer process can take up to three-months, sometimes longer. There are different steps involved in the transfer of a property, these include: Instruction. A conveyancer […]