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January 27, 2017

CREDIT BUREAUS: CAN I BE BLACKLISTED?

There is no such thing as a “black list”. It simply means that there is negative data on your credit report that is hosted at a […]
January 27, 2017

DRONE USE IN THE MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT SECTOR

Drones (otherwise known as remotely piloted aircraft or RPAS) have the potential to replace business across transportation, security, and agriculture. The media and entertainment sector is […]
November 17, 2016

The consequences of drinking and driving

With the festive holidays fast approaching, it’s necessary to address the consequences of drinking and driving. Unfortunately, the holidays bring devastating road accidents, with families being […]
November 8, 2016

The Draft Liquor Amendment Bill

The Draft Liquor Amendment Bill was published for comment in the Government Gazette of Friday the 30th September 2016. The Bill, read in conjunction with the […]
October 5, 2016

Get to know C&A Friedlander Attorneys

C&A Friedlander Attorneys has been of service to the community for over 100 years. Its roots go back to the firm Friedlander & Du Toit, which […]
October 5, 2016

Business rescue – in a nutshell

Business rescue proceedings are defined by the Companies Act 71 of 2008 as proceedings to facilitate the rehabilitation of a company that is financially distressed, i.e. […]
August 31, 2016

C & A FRIEDLANDER INC. – CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT

The department offers a comprehensive service across all phases of the construction industry, including the negotiating and drafting of various construction agreements, taking into consideration the […]
August 31, 2016

BUILD ILLEGALLY, BUILD AT YOUR PERIL: A RECENT DECISION OF THE SCA

BSB International Link CC v Readam South Africa (Pty) Ltd and City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality is a recent judgment handed down by the Supreme Court […]
July 21, 2016

THE PENALTIES WITH EARLY SETTLEMENTS OF CREDIT AGREEMENTS

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July 21, 2016

HOW TO AVOID A COURT BATTLE WITH A DISPUTE

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June 28, 2016

Trusts as financial and estate planning tool

Trusts can serve two important functions; that is to protect assets as well as create certain tax benefits. Some examples are the following: Firstly, in a […]
June 28, 2016

National free Wills Week 12-16 September 2016

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 […]
May 27, 2016

TRUE LOVE, OR EASY MONEY?

Summary: Your soon to be ex-spouse has moved on and is now happily living with a new partner. They are in a stable, supportive relationship and […]
May 27, 2016

BEWARE OF TRANSFERRING IMMOVABLE PROPERTY TO A MINOR CHILD

It seems like a sound investment to transfer immovable property to your minor child. The property remains separate from your estate, away from potential third party […]
April 26, 2016

SHOULD YOU ASK FOR A RISK SURVEY FROM YOUR INSURER?

In a recent unreported decision in the High Court of South Africa, North Gauteng High Court, the Court was again faced with the principles regarding disclosure […]
April 26, 2016

SALE OF BUSINESS GOODWILL: PURCHASER BEWARE!

When buying a business as a going concern, inclusive of the goodwill attached thereto, are you sufficiently protected in the agreement of sale against the former […]
March 17, 2016

CO-OWNERSHIP OF LAND

The word “co-ownership” in relation to land means that two or more persons own land simultaneously in undivided shares. A share in land does not represent, […]
March 17, 2016

USUFRUCT, USUS AND HABITATIO: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Usufruct, usus and habitatio are personal servitudes. These servitudes are sometimes considered as an estate planning tool to reduce estate duty, but testators don’t always realise […]
February 25, 2016

ARE SHEBEENS LEGAL?

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February 25, 2016

SLOW DOWN THERE, SPEEDY

It’s a classic scenario: Mandie is cruising along at 31 km/h over the speed limit in an attempt to keep up with the rest of the […]