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Road Accident Claims
Supreme Court of Appeal
Small Claims Court
Family and Divorce Law
Labour and Employment Law
Trust as an estate planning tool
Consumer Protection Act
Prevention of Illegal Eviction from Unlawful Occupation (PIE) Act
Rental Housing Act
Transfer Duty on Immovable Property
Your will and your property
The right to strike in South Africa
The Road Accident Fund Amendment Act
The right to assisted dying
Wills & Estates
What you need to know about trusts
Are Fathers Entitled To Maternity Leave?
The Fairness Of A Zero Tolerance Policy
Aanhegtings En Toebehore Aan Eiendom Wat Verkoop Word – Wat Bly En Wat Mag Gly
The Right To Assisted Dying
Property And Tax Guide 2016/2017
Business Rescue Proceedings
Marriage In South Africa: Out Of Community Of Property
Can A Traditional Healer Book Me Off From Work?
Is Jou Onderneming Se Advertering Wettig?
Procedure At Property Transactions
Toekoms Van Mediese Versekering Bekyk
Duties Of An Attorney To Prevent A Claim From Prescribing
What Is A Trust?
Why Is It Important To Have A Will?
Protection from domestic violence
Required steps prior to institution of action: credit providers’ position
Calculation of future loss of income
Directors and personal liability
Trumped! A home owner can be evicted as an unlawful occupier
Your will and a practical plan for your loved ones
Employees: Must you report wrongdoers? A violent strike illustrates
Companies: How private are shareholders’ details?
Meter wars: a consumer strikes back
Copyright in cyberspace: New guidelines for online publishers
Property agreements – an alteration could sink your sale!
Property and trusts: Be careful!
Beware, nothing lasts forever (not even powers of attorneys from your aging parents)
Employees: Are your social media posts private?
Rates up after a property revaluation? Object, but do it properly!
Contracting with a company: Check For Director Authority!
Starting a business? The “Flying Solo” Option
Property buyers: Must you pay the previous owner’s old debts?
Domestic violence: report it!
Body corporate vs Nightmare neighbour: Court to the rescue
Motorists renewing licences – What to take with you
Your holiday season guide to home buying and selling
Did you know? The legal limits to paying in coins (plus a bit on bitcoin)
13th Cheques: Must you pay an annual bonus?
“Demolish or go to jail”: Developer in the doghouse
Buy That House! You’re off the Hook for the Seller’s Municipal DebtsGetting Married? Don’t Forget the Legal Consequences
Two minutes to a swimming pool tragedy and a R62m damages claim
Domestic Workers’ Wages up 1 December
Barking dogs driving you batty? Noisy neighbours and the interdict option
Starting a Business in 2017: The Private Company Option
Buying to Build in a Development? Read This
Signing Surety – The Sting’s in the Tail
Religious Discrimination in the Workplace
Bad Bureaucrats – Threaten Them with Personal Liability
Property: Do You Have Automatic Rights to Views and Privacy?
Buying and Selling Property: Who Pays the Taxman?
Creditors: When Can You Use a Liquidation Application to Collect Debt?
Collecting Arrear Levies: A New Risk for Your Body Corporate
Directors and the “Delinquency” Danger
Landlords v Tenants – Who Pays for Unauthorised Repairs?
Creditors – Your Special Notarial Bond is Good for 30 Years
What is an Occupancy Certificate? Why Do You Need It?
Dagga – Arrest Risk Remains
Will Your ANC Protect Trust Assets on Divorce?
Starting a Business? The Business Trust Option
The R1m buffalo that died: a lesson in passing of risk
Property sellers: Don’t pay “future rates”
Dogs (and Other Animals) Behaving Badly: An Angry Ostrich and a R6.75m claim
TV Cameras In The Courtroom – Media Circus Or Public Right? Lessons From The Van Breda Trial
Plot-And-Plan: Great Option, Just Beware The Building Deadline
7 Myths about making a will
Evicting your troublesome tenant: More problems with PIE
Trusts: New Directive On Independent Trustees
How to Escape from a Property Suretyship
Changing Your Surname – Your Choices on Marriage, Divorce and Widowhood
Depressed and Dismissed – A Hard Lesson for a Hard Employer
Suing an Insolvent Debtor – Can You Recover from his Trust?
Do You Read Online Terms And Conditions? You Should And Here’s Why
How To Avoid Disputes Over Jointly Owned Property
Can You Still Sell As Is? CPA v The Voetstoots Clause
Maintenance Defaulters – No Place To Hide
Bitcoin and the Law – Is It Legal, What About Tax, and Can You Leave it to Your Heirs?
When Is Dismissal Fair For A Fake CV?
From The Horse’s Mouth: House Sales And The VAT Increase
POPI: An Existing Risk, A Right Royal Ruckus, And The EU Deadline
Road Rage – Sue, And Report It!
The Constitutional Court’s decision to legalise the private use of cannabis
Facebook Defamation – The Truth Is Not Enough!
Landlord V Tenant: Consider The Tribunal Dispute Resolution Option
Drunk Driving Arrest: Damages For Sexual Assault In Cell
“You’re Fired For Misconduct” V “No, I Resign” – Who Wins?
Do You Need A Will?
Your Body Corporate And Arrear Levies: To Sequestrate Or Not To Sequestrate?
Suing Your Security Company: The Case Of A Burgled Butchery
Whistleblowers: What If Your Disclosure Is Factually Wrong?
Life Partners: Beware The “Common Law Marriage” Myth!
Property Scams – Beware (Cyber) Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing!
Lending Money Repayable “On Demand”: Beware Prescription!
What Happens If You Cancel Your Lease Early?
The Importance Of Directors’ Meeting Minutes – “Who, What, Where, When And Why?”
Aging Employees: When Must They Retire?
What To Do When Someone Dies
Buying Your First House – An Action Plan
Selling Your House: Disclosing Defects
Dagga – Just How Legal Is It Now?
Firearm Owners: What to Do if Your Licence Has Expired
Can I Have Pets In A Residential Complex?
It’s “13th Cheque” Time Again: Must You Pay Annual Bonuses?
When Is A Debtor “Insolvent”? A Case Of Arrear Maintenance Illustrates
Travelling Abroad? Know Local Laws Or Risk Jail
Victims Of Corruption Take Heart – “Big Chief” Gets 15 Years Behind Bars
Beware The Building Deadlines When Buying-To-Build
Paternity Leave And Minimum Wages – How Will The New Laws Affect You?
Lending to a Friend or Selling Property on Credit – Must You Register as a Credit Provider?
Reporting Crime and the Defamation Danger: Lessons from the Workplace
Proving Your Claim In A Liquidation Or Sequestration – When You Should, And When You Shouldn’t
Private Schools And Parents Behaving Badly – The Expulsion Option
Property Developers Beware: Deemed Accruals Can Seriously Disrupt Your Cash Flow
Youth Employment Service Initiative (YES Initiative)
Employers: When Should You Sue Rogue Employees? A R33m Example
Trustees At War: The Removal Remedy And Its Limits
Traffic Fines And Admissions Of Guilt – Will They Earn You A Criminal Record?
Property Buyers: Beware Unlawful Occupiers!
Estate Agents: Securing Your Trade Secrets (And Your Commission)
Property Buyers: There’s A New Deduction From Interest Earned On Your Deposit
Small Claims Courts – From 1 April You Can Sue For Up To R20,000
Neighbours Building? Know Your Rights Re Plan Approval
Your Dog, Cat Or Cow (Even Your Bees) Could Cost You Millions
Equal Pay For Equal Work – Can You Differentiate Without Unfairly Discriminating?
More Courts Offering Mediation Options
Security Estates: Can You Fine Speedsters?
Accidentally Paid The Wrong Person? Lessons From A R862k Banking App Error
Expats And Employers: Plan Now For The New Expat Tax Changes
Airbnb Owners And Buyers – Should You Be Worried About The New Regulations?
You Signed A Property Sale Agreement, Can You Still Accept A Better Offer?
Directors At War And The Liquidation Option – A Tale Of Sibling Rivalry
Business Rescue: Are Your Suretyships Enforceable? A R5.5m Lesson For Directors And Creditors
Ethiopia’s Arbitration Law Challenges
Tanzania: Court Of Appeal Clarifies Adverse Possession Doctrine
Tax Agreement Between China And Republic Of Congo
Mozambique is addressing economic reform in a big way in 2018
Kenya’s economy forecasted to grow in 2018
Zimbabwe holds massive potential for private equity investors
Botswana: How to be a prudent creditor
Botswana: Understanding The Electronic Communications and Transactions Act
An Outlook on Africa 2018
Zambia: Trade, transport and agriculture assisted through wide-ranging policy reforms
Zimbabwe’s Ratification Of The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
African Competition Law Developments In 2018 And The Outlook For 2019