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Jun 26, 2019

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. […]
Jun 26, 2019

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 new-found optimism for the […]
May 24, 2019

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 […]
May 24, 2019

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 […]
Apr 26, 2019

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 […]
Apr 26, 2019

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 […]
Mar 25, 2019

Some thoughts on the wholesale distribution of liquor in South Africa

In the South African liquor industry, the sale and distribution of liquor are split into two tiers. At retail level businesses are licenced under the Provincial […]
Mar 25, 2019

Can you imagine having your first legal beer at your 21st Birthday Party?

How about drinks after the game at the varsity rugby club being restricted to tea, coffee and soft drinks? As an 18-year-old you may vote for […]
Jan 24, 2019

Failure to Comply with a Demolition Order: A Follow-up on the BSB Judgment

In BSB International Link CC v Readam South Africa (Pty) Ltd and City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality [2016] 2 All SA 633 (SCA), the Supreme Court […]
Jan 24, 2019

Caveat subscriptor: understanding the consequences of giving Performance security

Caveat subscriptor is a Latin maxim which essentially translates to “let the signer beware”. The maxim applies in South African law and is the name given […]
Dec 3, 2018

Requirements for minors travelling internationally

Oct 29, 2018

Prescription and the Apportionment of Damages Act

In common day life, individuals are more than likely to find themselves in situations involving a claim of a delictual nature. That is to say, a […]
Oct 29, 2018

Maritime Law

In its 120 years of practice, C&A Friedlander Inc. (previously C&A Friedlander) has covered many facets of commercial law as well as personal law. One of […]
Sep 5, 2018

Why it’s essential you nominate an executor of your estate

When drafting your Last Will and Testament you will have to decide who to nominate as executor of your estate. Your executor’s responsibilities It is your […]
Aug 23, 2018

Protect your family with a properly executed Will

A question that is often asked of attorneys is: “Why do I need a Will?” The answer is simple. Without a Will, the winding up of […]
Jul 23, 2018

How the General Data Protection Regulation affects South African data

With the meteoric increase of electronic data flow over the internet in the past two decades, it has become necessary to institute measures to control how […]
Jul 23, 2018

Has Your Claim Prescribed? Not Necessarily…

The recent judgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal in KLD Residential CC v Empire Earth Investments 17 (Pty) Ltd (2017) 3 All SA 739 (SCA) […]
Jul 5, 2018

Sectional Title Schemes: Is there a common solution to common property complaints?

What are your rights to common property under a sectional title scheme? If you are the registered title-holder of a unit in a sectional title scheme, […]
Jul 5, 2018

How legally enforceable is the principle of “ubuntu”?

Our Courts may have previously considered and been somewhat receptive to the idea of developing the common law to incorporate a duty on parties to negotiate […]
Jun 5, 2018

When not to institute Liquidation proceedings when a debt is due…

Liquidation proceedings are usually, and should as rule be, instituted when a debtor company is unable to pay its debts as they become due. However, liquidation […]