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Jun 5, 2018

Piercing the corporate veil: when directors can be held responsible for losses

One of the oldest and most well-established principles of South African corporate law, and throughout the world, is that of separate juristic personality. In essence, the […]
Apr 24, 2018

Is your Restraint of Trade agreement reasonable?

A subject that is shrouded in confusion, however, present in most commercial agreements and employment contracts is the issue of a Restraint of Trade (“ROT”). ROT’s […]
Apr 24, 2018

Lack of labour law knowledge could put your new business at risk

Contemporary employers and nascent commercial entrepreneurs should take extra care and diligence in familiarising themselves with the provisions of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 […]
Apr 24, 2018

Ensure your documents are legally authenticated for use abroad

In order to use documents in a foreign country, your documents need to be legally authenticated. “Authentication”, as defined by the High Court Act, is the […]
Apr 24, 2018

Can you share a borehole? Discover your praedial servitude rights

A praedial servitude is a limited right, which the owner of a property (“dominant property”) has over another property (“servient property”). The creation of the servitude […]
Mar 9, 2018

When is a sale a sale or not a sale?

In order for you to have a valid sale of your property, both the seller and the purchaser need to sign a written agreement. When the […]
Mar 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 […]
Feb 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. […]
Feb 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. […]
Jan 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 […]
Jan 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 […]
Nov 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 […]
Nov 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. […]
Oct 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: […]
Oct 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 […]
Aug 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 […]
Aug 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 […]
Aug 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, […]
Aug 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. […]
Jun 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 […]