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March 9, 2018

Making sense of Exclusive Use Areas

When purchasing an apartment in a Sectional Title Scheme, your Agreement of Sale most likely refers to your parking bay, balcony or garden as an Exclusive […]
February 26, 2018

Make sure your marriage contract is right for you

If you are planning on getting married, don’t let romance get in the way of ensuring your marriage contract is everything you want it to be. […]
February 26, 2018

Things to think about before you say “I do” abroad

Getting married abroad has its attractions… But before you say ‘I do’ take a moment to consider the legal consequences of getting married outside South Africa. […]
January 29, 2018

Gym Contracts and What to Keep an Eye Out For

Our New Year’s resolutions are music to a gym’s ears. In today’s fitness craze, the need for a platform to get involved has increased dramatically and […]
January 29, 2018

What Should I Know About Entering Artistic Competitions?

What better way to get exposure for your creative works while also earning a little bit of money, than entering artistic competitions? Even though it sounds […]
November 21, 2017

Liquor Licence Applications

With the promulgation of amendments to the Western Cape Liquor Act (“the Act”) on 1 July 2017 and the publication of new regulations on 31 May […]
November 21, 2017

Western Cape Liquor Amendment Act 3 of 2015

The Western Cape Liquor Amendment Act 3 0f 2015 which came into operation in full on the 1st of July 2017, deals largely with administrative matters. […]
October 20, 2017

Constitutional court ruling on historical debt of property owners

In order to transfer immovable property, the seller is required to obtain a rates clearance certificate from the relevant municipality. Section 118(1) of the Local Government: […]
October 20, 2017

Online terms & conditions of use – rather be safe than sorry

With the emergence of the internet as a primary platform for business transactions and a primary forum for marketing, the importance of a website having functional […]
August 31, 2017

Don’t delay the drafting of your will

It is something you are not able to rectify! Why must you have a will? By making a will you ensure that your assets are disposed […]
August 31, 2017

National free Wills Week 11-15 September 2017

In 2007 the Law Society of South Africa started the Initiative known as “National Wills Week” which aims at giving all people in South Africa access […]
August 1, 2017

What you need to know about level 4b water restrictions imposed by the city of Cape Town.

The public notice issued on 5 July 2017 by the Director: Water and Sanitation of the City of Cape Town in terms of the Water By-Law, […]
August 1, 2017

The legal challenges of selling clean electricity directly to municipalities

This article is an update on the renewable energy article published in March 2017 (see here) Government needs to set the rules to favour renewable energy. […]
June 26, 2017

Dispute Resolution through the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act (Act 9 of 2011)

The Community Schemes Ombud Service Act (Act 9 of 2011) hereinafter referred to as “the Act” came into operation on 7 October 2016. The main purpose […]
June 26, 2017

Sectional Title Property

The purchase of a Sectional Title Unit is an immovable property transaction that is, for many Purchasers, the most significant financial transaction they undertake in their […]
May 23, 2017

The need for a notary public?

A Notary Public is a practicing attorney with an additional qualification and admitted by the High Court.  The Notary Public has additional powers to be able […]
May 23, 2017

The antenuptial contract and the notary public in South Africa

Community of property is the primary matrimonial property system in South Africa.  It will be an automatic consequence of your marriage if you do not exclude […]
April 26, 2017

Effective Cause – “Causa Causans”

It is notoriously difficult, when there are competing estate agents, to determine who is the effective cause of the sale that eventuates. This article looks at […]
April 26, 2017

Law of Contract: “See Terms and Conditions Overleaf”

Most entities make use of “standard terms and conditions” of contract. It is however frequently the case that such terms and conditions are not specifically included […]
March 31, 2017


Having a wind farm on your land may be an attractive prospect for landowners, however the agreements that landowners conclude with wind farm developers depend on […]