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March 12, 2015

Common law marriage in South Africa

In South African law there is no such thing as a common law marriage. People simply believe that living together with another person for a continuous […]
March 12, 2015

Can you apply for a protection order against Domestic Violence, and what is the meaning of a “domestic relationship”?

The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 (“the Act”), came into operation on 15 December 1998. The purpose of this Act is to protect victims of […]
March 12, 2015

Constructive dismissal: A last resort?

Dear Mr Lawyer, my employer is making working conditions unfavourable and I am unhappy with her management style. This cannot carry on and I want to […]
March 12, 2015

Pay your levies, or else…

Dear Mr Lawyer I am the owner of a sectional title unit, and I have paid my levies every month as required, until the water started […]
March 12, 2015

Suspensive conditions in a deed of sale: Know your obligations

Imagine signing a deed of sale for your dream house and later discovering that the contract lapsed because you obtained bond approval one day too late. […]
March 12, 2015

The impact of the new BBBEE Codes of Good Practice on your business

The compilation and verification of a scorecard for an entity in terms of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act is done according to the Codes […]
March 12, 2015

Tenant and landlord – What are your rights and obligations?

Sandra would like to move into her own place but like many people she is unsure what a lease is and what responsibilities it will place […]
March 12, 2015

A dent on your record?

Angela, a normal middle-aged woman with a basic salary has just landed herself in a load of trouble, which could possibly cause her not to go […]
March 12, 2015

Dealing with marriage and estate planning

It is important to understand the legal implications of the marital property regime, especially when drafting a Last Will and Testament and also when entering into […]
March 12, 2015

POPI Act

The Protection of Personal Information Bill, which will soon become law and is commonly referred to as POPI, seeks to regulate the processing of personal information. […]
March 12, 2015

Donations

Whether you are thinking of helping your son financially to enable him to purchase his first property or donating money towards a worthy cause, there are […]
March 12, 2015

Self-defence

Self-defence- justifiable means in warding off an unlawful attack. This article will discuss the requirements that need to be met in order to succeed with this […]
March 12, 2015

Transfer of a property: Is VAT or transfer duty payable?

A Purchaser is responsible for payment of transfer cost when acquiring an immovable property, but it should further be established if the transaction is subject to […]
March 12, 2015

Extending a Sectional Title unit: What you should know

Residents in a Sectional Title Scheme are subject to the rules and regulations of the Body Corporate. These rules and regulations are governed by the Sectional […]
March 12, 2015

Is extradition the only answer?

It was a story that shocked the world: a woman brutally murdered on her honeymoon and a lonely husband looking for answers in a foreign country, […]
March 12, 2015

Seller’s protection under “voetstoots” clause limited

A seller’s protection under the “voetstoots” clause in a deed of sale for immovable property is not as “absolute” as some might think. It is still […]
March 12, 2015

Capital Gains Tax and the sale of a property

Capital Gains Tax was introduced on 1 October 2001. Capital Gains Tax is payable on the profit a seller makes when disposing of his property. What […]
March 12, 2015

Acceptance of Electronic Funds Transfer payment, specifically in sale of vehicles and transfer of registration on Enatis

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), has become a popular payment method in South Africa, accepted by many in lieu of cash or cheque payments. Many accept the […]
March 12, 2015

Capital Gains Tax and the sale of a property

What is meant by Capital Gain? A person’s capital gain on an asset disposed of is the amount by which the proceeds exceed the base cost […]
March 12, 2015

Be careful what you write or say

Classically, the law of defamation attempts to strike a balance between a plaintiff’s right to reputation, and a defendant’s right to freedom of expression, two rights […]