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May 16, 2019

Corporate governance – different types of committees

Section 72 of the Companies Act No 71 of 2008 (“the Act”) stipulates that a company can elect to appoint any amount of director committees, and […]
May 16, 2019

Land expropriation bill: What it means for your landownership rights

During 2018, the African National Congress (ANC) announced its intention to drastically speed up the land reform process in South Africa when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced […]
May 16, 2019

Essential components of a performance management system

Performance management refers to the process by which managers and employees work together to plan, monitor and review an employee’s performance. A performance review is used to […]
May 16, 2019

Maintenance of surviving spouse

The idea of freedom of testation is a core value of South African law and enjoys wide protection. The Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act, 27 of […]
March 15, 2019

Interim maintenance until date of divorce: Husband’s nightmare and wife’s weapon?

This article gives an overview of the purpose of interim maintenance applications, what considerations are to be taken into account when determining maintenance, the difference between […]
March 15, 2019

Trustees’ duties and powers

All the powers of a trustee are ‘fiduciary’, which means that they must be exercised as follows: in the best interests of all the beneficiaries; only […]
March 15, 2019

Can i be fairly dismissed for ill health or injury?

The Code of Good Practice: Dismissal is governed by Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act. The Act recognises 3 (three) grounds on which termination of […]
March 15, 2019

Corporate governance: Retention of company records – original, electronic signed documentation vs copies

The Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“Companies Act”) addresses various aspects not adequately dealt with in the old Companies Act 61 of 1973, including the use […]
January 30, 2019

PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN SOUTH AFRICA ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW

Private schools in South Africa are essentially autonomous in how they govern and operate. But does this entitle private schools to operate to such an extent […]
January 30, 2019

DRONES: HOW IS IT REGULATED?

Drones, also sometimes referred to as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, are becoming increasingly popular amongst the civilian population. This is due to the fact that it […]
January 30, 2019

ADOPTION PROCEDURES AND THE COURT

I am considering adoption, but I am not sure what the procedure is or whether I may apply for the adoption of a child. What would […]
January 30, 2019

WHAT FACTORS ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT BY THE COURT WHEN CONSIDERING A FORMAL BAIL APPLICATION?

The granting of bail is in the nature of a contract in terms of which the state commits itself to the accused’s continued interim freedom once […]
November 30, 2018

CHOOSING GUARDIANS FOR YOUR MINOR CHILDREN

My husband and I have two minor children. I am concerned about who will look after our children in the event of my husband and I […]
November 14, 2018

KORPORATIEWE BEHEER – ’N REFLEKSIE

Die einde van 2018 het aangebreek en soos met alles wat tot ʼn einde kom, kyk ons terug na dit wat verby is.  Ons het dit […]
November 14, 2018

THE CANNABIS JUDGMENT: IS IT LEGAL NOW?

Cannabis has historically been criminalised in South Africa. It has, until recently, been a criminal offence to possess, cultivate or use cannabis. However, this position has […]