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Mar 12, 2015

Bail or not

People are often outraged when they hear of accused persons who have been released on bail. In this article the factors to be considered when deciding […]
Mar 12, 2015

Private defence of property

The common law provides that an owner may protect his property from harm or damage even though there might not be any physical risk of harm […]
Mar 12, 2015

What happens after your house has been burnt to the ground?

There are definite steps that a homeowner will need to take if he ever has the traumatic experience of having his house burnt to the ground. […]
Mar 12, 2015

Publication of untrue statements in the media

Defamation law in South Africa is one of the most debated topics in our legal system, the reason being that South Africa is a democratic country […]
Mar 12, 2015

A finger in the PIE – Prevention of Illegal Eviction from Unlawful Occupation of Land Act

You own property and have rented it out. The tenant has decided that he can no longer afford the rent, and no letters or threats seem […]
Mar 12, 2015

Appointment of the Executor of my will

This is a subject which causes more and more discussion and people become more knowledgeable about Executor’s fees and how it is calculated. As mentioned in […]
Mar 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 […]
Mar 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 […]
Mar 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 […]
Mar 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 […]
Mar 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. […]
Mar 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 […]
Mar 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 […]
Mar 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 […]
Mar 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 […]
Mar 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. […]
Mar 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 […]
Mar 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 […]
Mar 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 […]
Mar 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 […]