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May 28, 2018

THE DIFFICULTIES IN RELOCATING A CHILD OF DIVORCED PARENTS.

I have divorced my husband and I am now the primary caregiver of our minor child. I received a job offer in another country and I […]
May 28, 2018

CAN I BRING MY ATTORNEY WITH TO AN INTERNAL DISCIPLINARY HEARING?

According to item 4 of the Code of Good Practice (“the code”), the definition of dismissal contained in Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act (“LRA”) […]
May 28, 2018

CHOOSING MEDIATION WHEN RESOLVING DISPUTES

If I suggest mediation to a party with whom I have a dispute, am I signalling that I lack confidence in my own case? Mediation offers […]
April 25, 2018

HOW DOES THE PROCESS TO CLAIM UNDER COIDA WORK?

When dealing work related accidents, there still seems to be a lot of uncertainty relating to the correct reporting and recording procedures of work related injuries. […]
April 25, 2018

TRUST LITIGATION – WHO CAN INSTITUTE A CLAIM AND WHICH COURT HAS JURISDICTION?

This article deals with the questions of who can institute litigation on behalf of a trust, as well as with the question of how jurisdiction is […]
April 25, 2018

THE IMPACT OF THE CPA ON FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS

With franchises becoming a common phenomenon worldwide and franchisors, traditionally, benefitting from a strong bargaining position when negotiating franchise agreements, regulation of the industry has become […]
April 25, 2018

CAN I BRING MY ATTORNEY WITH TO AN INTERNAL DISCIPLINARY HEARING?

According to item 4 of the Code of Good Practice (“the code”), the definition of dismissal contained in Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act (“LRA”) […]
March 26, 2018

CAN THE POLICE SEARCH A PERSON WITHOUT A WARRANT OF ARREST?

This article focuses on primarily whether the police may search a person without a warrant of arrest. On the face of it, it would appear that […]
March 26, 2018

AM I STILL PROTECTED WITHOUT AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT?

This article looks at the continued relevancy of the employment contract in legal practice today. In 2014, the legislator amended section 186(1)(a) of the Labour Relations […]
March 26, 2018

AM I PREJUDICED BY AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE IN MY BUILDING CONTRACT?

Contracts for the building of a house or providing for substantial alterations to a house commonly contain an arbitration clause. This article looks at the advantages […]
March 26, 2018

THE RIGHTS OF A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP

Domestic partnerships, also known as cohabitation relationships, are becoming more common in our modern day society, and it therefore becomes ever more important for parties to […]
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 […]