Business interruption: The battle of the insured v the insurer

In times as challenging as these, no business has been immune to the impacts of COVID-19 and the subsequent national lockdown. As in most instances of crises and subsequent losses,

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Is your workplace ready for POPI?

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) is legislation that was introduced to encourage the protection of personal information which is processed by both public and private bodies.

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The risks of dying without a will (or a valid one at that)

The truth of the matter is the following: Not having a will (or a valid one) at the time of your passing will, in all likelihood, have very little impact

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Are you thinking of creating a will? Here is a quick read on some of the common wills.

A will is a binding legal document that an individual uses to direct how their estate is to be distributed upon death or set forth their wishes when one is

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Have you lost or destroyed your Title Deed? Here’s what all property owners should know

A title deed serves as proof of your legal ownership over a property. When one wants to transfer a property, this document is of utmost importance.Regulation 68 of the Deeds

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What to consider when attending to renovations on your property

When attending to any alterations, additions or construction work at your property, including the construction of a new building, the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act 103 of 1977

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The Aftermath: Resignation of a director and the surviving fiduciary duties

A fiduciary duty is an obligation to act in the best interest of another party. For example, a company’s board member has a fiduciary duty to the company’s shareholders, a trustee has a fiduciary duty to the trust’s beneficiaries,

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The National Credit Amendment Bill proposes alternative relief to sequestration for persons who are insolvent

The National Credit Amendment Bill (the Bill) is set to become law after President Ramaphosa signed the Bill into our legislation in August 2019. The Bill reiterates the purpose of the National Credit Act namely, to promote and advance the social and economic welfare of South Africans;

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Defamation, crimen injuria & social media

Over the past two years, we have witnessed a global backlash against gender-based violence that has garnered a significant public following. It is difficult not to get involved in such

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Parents take heed – No more spanking in homes!

On 18 September 2019, the Constitutional Court upheld the judgment of the Gauteng High Court declaring the use of parental chastisement in homes unconstitutional. The judgment comes at a time

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What is business rescue?

What is business rescue? Business Rescue was introduced to South Africa through the Companies Act in 2008. It was aimed at finding a solution for companies in financial distress, returning

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Business Rescue proceedings? Surely, I’m covered with a surety!

Business Rescue proceedings? Surely, I’m covered with a surety! You have rendered efficient services to a company (“the company”) and now it’s time to send an invoice for your services.

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Understanding the Purchase of a Property in a New Sectional Title Development

Understanding the Purchase of a Property in a New Sectional Title Development For a Conveyancer, the process from the time of taking initial instructions from the Developer to negotiations of

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Subdivision What are the steps that need to be followed

Often in areas such as the Bo-Kaap, Woodstock and Salt River, houses were built in rows on one erf and even though they comprise a few semidetached houses, they are

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National Minimum Wage Act and Its Consequences

For most of us, the 1st of January 2019 followed a routine night of year-end festivities and marked the beginning of our newfound optimism for the year ahead. However, the

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Section 197: Transfer of a Business as a Going Concern: Does the baby get transferred with the bathwater?

CEO’s, corporate executives and employers alike proficiently handle section 197 business transfers with the utmost care, carrying out their due diligence with meticulous attention to detail. The company or business

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What is a Notary Public?

You may have often required the services of a Notary Public without understanding the role of the Notary.  The origin of the notarial office began before the Roman period. As

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Criminal liability: Common purpose, accomplice, and accessory after the fact

More than one person may be involved in the commission of a crime and there are various principles that find application in our law which determine how the law assigns

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HELP! My ex-husband refuses to pay child maintenance because my child has reached the age of 18. Is this legal?

Jane was divorced in 2014 when her son Jack was 13 years old. As part of her divorce settlement (divorce order), provision was made for the payment of child maintenance

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What happens when “I do” turns into “I don’t”?

People are very happy and excited when they hear wedding bells ringing, as a wedding is a cause for celebration. Often the planning for the occasion takes many months in

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POPI Act

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