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July 20, 2018

THERE IS A WAY TO KEEP THE VIEW

When you purchase a house with a view, you probably think that you are going to enjoy this view every day for the rest of your […]
July 20, 2018

2018 TAX SEASON: SARS SHORTENS SUBMISSION PERIOD

The annual tax filing season is upon us and acting SARS Commissioner, Mark Kingon, announced that the season will open on 1 July 2018 for eFilers. […]
July 20, 2018

HOW BINDING ARE BODY CORPORATE FINES?

In an estate or sectional title scheme, it is challenging to ensure that everyone will stick to the conduct rules and to aid this, body corporates […]
July 20, 2018

WHEN CAN THE MUNICIPALITY DISCONNECT MY WATER AND ELECTRICITY?

The municipality is the place where most, if not all, services are monitored for their availability to a property, and it is the very place that […]
June 22, 2018

DOES SOUTH AFRICA HAVE A PUBLIC RETIREMENT INSURANCE SCHEME?

My husband’s employer made provision for an occupational retirement vehicle, but my employer refuses to do so. Is there any possible recourse for me in this […]
June 22, 2018

PROPERLY EXECUTING A WILL IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a last will and testament for me as my will no longer reflected my wishes. At my request, […]
May 28, 2018

CAN TRUSTEES BAN YOUR PET IN A SECTIONAL TITLE SCHEME?

Problems around the ownership of pets are common amongst owners of sectional title properties, but while laws may be imposed by the trustees of the homeowners’ […]
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 […]