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September 26, 2019

Keep left to stay on the right

Duties of a reasonable driver: Among the duties of a motorist are: to keep a proper look-out, drive at a reasonable speed, observe the rule of […]
September 26, 2019

Are you legally married?

All marriages entered in terms of Islamic law, are currently not recognised as valid marriages. For a valid marriage to be recognised in South Africa one […]
August 12, 2019

What does the new Property Practitioners Act mean to the public?

The Property Practitioners Act (PPA) is new legislation that will replace the current act regulating estate agents. When does it come into effect? The legislator has […]
July 17, 2019

Tips for investing in property for retirement

Have you ever wondered if real estate is a sound investment? Well, it certainly can be! There are people out there who have invested in real […]
July 17, 2019

Domestic workers: Now able to claim for injuries on duty

For a long time, the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, better known as COIDA, has provided compensation to employees who were injured on duty […]
July 17, 2019

How do our courts interpret Wills and Testaments?

It is trite that the law of succession aims to give effect to the wishes of the testator. Accordingly, when a person passes on and leaves […]
June 13, 2019

Who will take care of your children after your death?

The Children’s Act, 38 of 2005 (hereinafter referred to as the Children’s Act) governs the laws relating to the care, contact and the protection of children. […]
June 13, 2019

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 […]
June 13, 2019

How secure is the estate you live in?

Choosing to live in a secured residential estate in South Africa is becoming ever more popular with South Africans. Entering your estate whilst security guards watch […]
June 13, 2019

Sale of Property agreements: Types of clauses

Non-Refundable or Forfeiture Clause Sellers are sometimes sold on the idea of including a non-refundable deposit clause in the Contract of Sale. More often than not, […]
May 17, 2019

My neighbours are renovating their house without complying with building regulations. What are my options?

What one’s neighbour builds on their property, is not something the owner of the neighbouring property has a lot of control over. Unfortunately, it can have […]
May 17, 2019

Satellite dishes – to stay or not to stay?

One of the grey areas in rental and sales agreements is the question whether certain fixtures to properties are regarded as part of the immovable property […]
May 17, 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 […]
April 17, 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 […]
April 17, 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 […]
April 17, 2019

BIG CHANGE TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT

As of 1 April 2019, the Small Claims Court Jurisdiction has increased from R15 000 to R20 000.There are 414 small claims courts in South Africa, […]
March 12, 2019

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 […]
March 12, 2019

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

Given the complicated nature of divorce proceedings, and the length of time required to finalise a divorce, the existence of interim relief until the date of […]
March 12, 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 […]

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