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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 […]
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 […]