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January 15, 2018

SECTIONAL TITLES: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE BODY CORPORATE?

When it comes to sectional title schemes, there is still widespread misunderstanding of even the basics, starting with the body corporate and how it is established, […]
January 15, 2018

SPANKING YOUR CHILD IS ILLEGAL IN SOUTH AFRICA

The South Gauteng High Court ruled that the common law defence of reasonable chastisement is not in line with the Constitution and no longer applies in […]
January 15, 2018

DIVORCED STAY AT HOME PARENT

Are you recently divorced and a stay at home parent? Know your rights and get what you deserve! In South African law, section 7(2) of the […]
January 15, 2018

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 […]
December 12, 2017

DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED A LIQUOR LICENCE?

Liquor manufacturers and suppliers require a liquor license, as regulated by the National Liquor Authority. If your liquor registration has been cancelled you cannot continue to […]
December 12, 2017

CAN BREAKING-OFF AN ENGAGEMENT PROMPT LEGAL ACTION?

Once a couple has become engaged, you could say that they have concluded a verbal contract to get married. From that point, up until the marriage, […]
November 21, 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 […]
November 21, 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 […]
November 21, 2017

THE FICA BILL: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (Fica) Bill, However, it must still be implemented. The bill is intended to strengthen measures to […]
November 21, 2017

HOW DO I REGISTER A TRUST?

A trust is an agreement between the person who owns the assets and the appointed trustees. A trust can be a good way to preserve your […]
October 17, 2017

AM I STILL LIABLE FOR MY SPOUSE’S DEBT AFTER DIVORCE?

A husband and wife buy a house together. Their marriage takes a tumble, along with their ­finances, and they have to sell their home and are […]
October 17, 2017

HOW DO I REGISTER A TRUST?

A trust is an agreement between the person who owns the assets and the appointed trustees. A trust can be a good way to preserve your […]
October 17, 2017

RENTING PROPERTY TO FOREIGNERS

Renting property in South Africa is a straightforward process. The country has a vast selection of rental accommodation including bachelor flats in apartment blocks, Victorian cottages, […]
October 17, 2017

THE BASICS OF CREATING A LAST WILL & TESTAMENT

Who your property is passed on to depends on whether you have a valid will or not. If you do have a valid will, then your […]
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 […]