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The Blueprint for Building Plans

In the whirlwind of excitement that often accompanies buying or selling a property, it is easy to overlook the nitty-gritty details, such as the critical role of building plans. The...

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Voluntary liquidation via our courts? Think again.

Amidst the financial turbulence of South Africa’s economy at present, questions often arise for stakeholders of companies in financial difficulty regarding the mechanisms at their disposal to liquidate the company...

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Deceased estates and estate duty

When attending to the administration of an estate, estate duty is required to be calculated, and if estate duty is applicable same needs to be paid to SARS upon receipt...

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Restraints of trade, what does it mean?

Restraints of trade are used in South Africa by employers in an attempt to protect themselves from erstwhile employees using their insider knowledge to undermine them in the market. Or...

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The amendment to the Employment Equity Act

The Employment Equity Act (EEA) was enacted to promote equal opportunity and eliminate unfair discrimination in the workplace. The Act has undergone several amendments since its inception in 1998. The...

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Executorship – Nomination and appointment

The estate of every deceased person requires an Executor to be appointed to administer the respective estate. Appointment of Executors, as well as their duties, are overseen by the Master...

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Can you trust your trustee?

THE TRUST As a result of the various benefits for estate planning purposes, the formation of trusts has become increasingly popular in South Africa. It is common that one spouse...

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Who pays for what?

You have finally found your forever home or perfect investment property, put pen to paper and signed your Offer to Purchase. Over and above the purchase price, the next question...

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Notarial lease agreements

Lease agreements are contracts entered into between a lessor and a lessee for a specified period of time, allowing a lessee to occupy and enjoy the property for that aforementioned...

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The JBCC principal agent – powers and duties

The JBCC agreements have overwhelmed the South African construction industry, becoming required for contracts with the state and fast becoming the preferred contract suite for major and minor works throughout...

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What is an incidental credit agreement?

The current economic climate has seen an increase in financial debt, with a large number of consumers being unable to meet their payment obligations to inter alia suppliers and/or lenders....

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Understanding notarial tie agreements

A Notarial Tie Agreement is a notarial deed entered into by two or more parties, in terms of which a condition is registered against the title deeds of the relevant...

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Possession is not 9/10s of the law

Written by: Miles Manning A fundamental cornerstone of the rule of law is that no person may take the law into their own hands. Following this doctrine, if anyone takes...

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How to claim your unpaid salary

Written by: Katleho Leeuw During 2020, under the strict Lockdown conditions, businesses were left unable to operate at normal capacity, which resulted in an increase in unemployment and unpaid wages...

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Lie detectors and labour law

Written by:  Cornel van der Westhuizen Employers seeking clues as to the possible misconduct of their employees have often resorted to polygraph testing. These tests may provide some insight into...

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The 101: Bond cancellation

Are you considering cancelling your mortgage bond or settling the outstanding amount due in respect thereof? Bear in mind, there is a difference between the two. When you “settle a...

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Staying in the Loop

Have you managed to stay in the loop? Long-standing restrictions on “loop” structures have been lifted following the release of Exchange Control Circular No. 1/2021 by the South African Reserve...

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We’ll see you in Mediation

The wheels of justice turn, albeit not as quickly as some would prefer. Section 34 of the Constitution provides that everyone has the right to have any dispute that can...

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