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March 20, 2024

The NHI bill: What to know

Regardless of socioeconomic background, all South Africans will have access to high-quality medical care through the National Health Insurance institution, which finances healthcare. As a result, […]
February 28, 2024

Why a Notary? – Part 1

Clients often ask why certain documentation must be authenticated or certified by a Notary and not by a Commissioner of Oaths. To answer this question, one […]
February 28, 2024

What Implications Does a Lien Have on Eviction Proceedings: Part 1.

In conflicts between property owners and tenants seeking compensation for property improvements before leaving, eviction proceedings are possible, but success depends on location and lease terms. […]
January 23, 2024

The dos and don’ts for landlords regarding the rental housing act

In South Africa, the Rental Housing Act lays out important dos and don’ts for landlords. By adhering to these guidelines, landlords can maintain positive, lawful relationships […]
January 23, 2024

The ABCs of lease agreements in South Africa

Navigating the world of lease agreements can be complex and fraught with potential pitfalls. In South Africa, these agreements are an essential tool for establishing clear […]
November 1, 2023

Intending to buy a state-funded house? Here’s what you need to know

The Constitution of South Africa enshrines the right of everyone to have access to adequate housing. This places a mandatory duty on the state to achieve […]
September 4, 2023

Employers of domestic workers must register with COIDA

Domestic workers are now covered under the amended Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 1993 (COIDA) (Act 130 of 1993) and can claim compensation for […]
October 21, 2022

Resigning with immediate effect, or not?

Employees often consider to immediately terminate their employment relationship due to a new opportunity arising or to avoid responsibility when faced with disciplinary procedures. Employment relationships are governed by an […]
September 13, 2022

Think before you sign: 5 things to consider before signing a contract

The simple definition of a contract is where an offer by one party is accepted by the other party. These parties are the contracting parties. There […]
August 22, 2022

Distributing retirement fund death benefits

Step 1: Identifying and tracing dependents Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act places a clear and onerous duty on the board of trustees to determine […]
December 2, 2021

Getting the facts straight in disciplinary hearing notices

When an employer institutes a disciplinary hearing against an employee, the employee is entitled to know and understand the nature of the charge(s) against him/her. As […]
October 26, 2021

Drafting employment contracts for ad hoc activities

It often happens that employers give instructions to employees that do not form part of their usual routine. This article will briefly discuss whether employees are obliged to execute all instructions […]
January 13, 2021

No work-no pay – what does the law say?

Many employers were left in the dark after the President of the Republic of South Africa declared a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster […]
November 10, 2020

The Basics of South African Insurance Law

Insurance is a contract in terms of which the insurer undertakes, in return for the payment of a price or a premium by the insured, to […]
November 10, 2020

Electronic signing of documentation

The commercial world is currently moving to greater levels of digitisation. Organisations are implementing automated and electronic solutions in an effort to improve efficiency and better […]
October 14, 2020

Ethics – a rare commodity

“A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world” – Albert Camus Based on the recent events in South Africa, ethics should be […]
October 14, 2020

The difficulty of choosing a guardian

No parent wants to think about giving their child over to someone else. The idea itself is enough to send many into full Liam Neeson Taken mode, refusing […]
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