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March 1, 2021

Prospects for new businesses amid COVID-19 trends

With many businesses becoming casualties of the Coronavirus pandemic in the last few months, there are gaps opening up in the market for goods and services that were found […]
March 1, 2021

Permanent VS Replacement employees

Reinstatement in terms of the s 193(2) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) According to s193(2) of the LRA, if it is found […]
March 1, 2021

Why you need to beware of withholding taxes when emigrating

Many South Africans who simultaneously emigrate and cease to be South African tax residents are faced with a situation where the sale of a fixed property has not […]
March 1, 2021

The new changes proposed to the Children’s Act

When it comes to protecting the rights of children, South Africa is considered to be one of the forerunners in legal progress and development. At the […]
February 16, 2021

Choose your information officer wisely

When, in the early 1990s, the personal computer was becoming popular in South Africa, people were slowly but surely starting to migrate physical activity to a […]
February 16, 2021

How should we convey this to you?

Since property transfers are some of the highest-value transactions that you may make in your lifetime, it naturally follows that you need to ensure that you don’t […]
February 16, 2021

Have you finally had enough?

Constructive dismissal is defined as a situation in the workplace, created by the employer, that renders the continuation of the employment relationship intolerable to the extent […]
February 16, 2021

What are your rights when it comes to forced COVID-19 testing?

As the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading across the globe, Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize has expressed his concern that there is not enough testing being done […]
January 22, 2021

Cancelling a lease agreement during COVID-19

2020 was an unpredictable year, to say the least. Each new week seemed to hold its own uncertainties and concerns. And in 2021, the world is […]
January 22, 2021

When can businesses return to ‘business as usual’

2020 was a year that will always be remembered for a variety of reasons. Apart from the obvious invasion of COVID around the world, South Africa […]
January 22, 2021

Get your guard up: The POPI Act is coming

On 1 July 2020, the enactment of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act) commenced, which will come into full effect on 1 July 2021. As its name states, the […]
January 22, 2021

When is a consumer entitled to a refund?

Despite tough economic circumstances amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, shops continue to advertise big sales, discounts, and promotional offers. Whether it is Black Friday, Boxing Day, or just an end-of-season sale, […]
November 27, 2020

Misconduct as a result of mental illness

In November 2013, the employee was charged with: Being absent for 17 days between 30 August and 5 November; Breaching the employer’s policy by failing to inform his manager […]
November 27, 2020

Mediate rather than litigate

Wikipedia’s definition of mediation is “a structured, interactive process where an impartial third-party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialised communication and negotiation techniques”. Mediation, […]
November 27, 2020

Why you need new business policies before July 2021

Since the POPI Act came into effect on the 1st of July 2020, many businesses have had to rethink the way that they use and store information […]
November 27, 2020

Buying and selling: Avoid the potential nightmare

Buying a new home is always an adventure – but what if you’re still trying to bring a previous adventure to a close? Facilitating the transition […]
October 8, 2020

What is harassment according to the law?

The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 (“the Act”) was enacted to recognise that domestic violence is a serious social evil. Because there is a high incidence rate of […]
October 8, 2020

Are You on The Hunt for A Rental Property?

For more than three-quarters of South Africa, renting a home is the answer to their residential needs. Many tenants, though, are falling into the cracks of […]
October 8, 2020

Paternity leave for men

From January 2019, working South African men are entitled to 10 days of paternity leave after the birth of their child. The Labour Amendment Act also […]
October 8, 2020

The POPIA is in Effect: What This Means for You

Data is everywhere. In fact, because of the nifty autosave setting on the word processer used for writing this sentence, new information is being added to […]
September 16, 2020

Getting this wrong might have your loved ones end up in court

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a Will for me as my most recent Will no longer reflected my wishes. My attorney emailed the Will to me with clear instructions as […]
September 16, 2020

When can the Sheriff of the court come knocking?

Have you ever heard about the Sheriff of the Court coming to collect your assets and auctioning it off in order to cover your unpaid debt? Is it legal […]
September 16, 2020

Improve your business’s technological readiness

If there is anything that the time of COVID-19 has taught us, it is that technological preparedness is an essential part of running any business. In the past […]
September 16, 2020

Buying property that fits your character

Contrary to popular belief, while price is a strong determining factor in whether you are able to afford a home, the property value has little impact on […]
August 7, 2020

Insurance relief amid the pandemic

A business interruption insurance policy typically caters for a decrease in turnover or profit (depending on the type of cover); an increase in operating expenses and […]
August 7, 2020

Understanding the debt review process

In these difficult economic circumstances, you may find yourself in a position where you are unable to pay your debt. The National Credit Act makes provision […]
August 7, 2020

Exploring a potential property

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions most people will make in their lives. It makes sense then that this endeavour should be approached […]
August 7, 2020

The real estate landscape post-COVID

While the true effect of the lockdown will only be evident in a few months’ time, once the dust has settled around the re-opening of the economy, […]
July 6, 2020

Is it still a buyers’ market out there?

The property market for 2020 initially proved to be a buyers’ market. Though with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown’s effects on […]
July 6, 2020

No more drinks after work

During March 2020, the South African Cabinet approved the National Road Traffic Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) for submission to Parliament. The Bill proposes amendments to the […]
July 6, 2020

Are smart contracts the smart solution?

Smart contracts are agreements that self-execute without any human intervention when the conditions, as specified in digital form, are met. Blockchain, a decentralised digital ledger that […]
July 6, 2020

Why an estate plan is crucial

We’ve all seen it in movies and novels: A young unsuspecting person wakes up one day to find out that they had been left an extraordinarily […]
June 17, 2020

Understanding force majeure in relation to contractual obligations

Common Law position – in absence of a “force majeure” clause A force majeure is an act of God or man (such as a war, strike, […]
June 17, 2020

How is your property’s value being affected?

Preparing a home that will soon enter the market is one of the first steps of the selling process. But these preparations, intended to make a […]
June 17, 2020

The new age of property viewings has arrived

The real estate industry has always been known for utilising the latest technologies available to bring buyers and sellers together. From announcements at Town Hall gatherings […]
June 17, 2020

Understanding the full community of property

In the case of CM v EM it was held in the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa (“SCA”), case number 10861/2018, that: “The value of the […]

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