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May 31, 2019

RFS Umbrella Pension & Provident Funds Annual Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARDS OF RFS UMBRELLA PENSION AND PROVIDENT FUND TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN AND MEMBERS OF THE FUNDS We have communicated to you earlier […]
May 7, 2019

Thinking outside the box in your business

What does this term mean? It refers to the approach to a certain aspect, or in this case, your business. This term can also be clarified […]
May 7, 2019

Land Expropriation Bill: What it means for your landownership rights

Confusion reigns as to the purpose and effect of the newly gazetted Expropriation Bill, specifically in relation to its changes to section 25 of the Constitution […]
May 7, 2019

Landlords & tenants: Can a tenant cancel a lease?

When it comes to cancelling a lease early, both landlords and tenants must be aware of their responsibilities. It’s important to note that the Consumer Protection […]
May 7, 2019

Maintenance of surviving spouse

The idea of freedom of testation is a core value of South African law and enjoys wide protection. The Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act, 27 of […]
May 6, 2019

RFS Umbrella Pension & Provident Funds Communique 02 of 2019: Your Fund and the Default Regulations

This document outlines the approach that the Funds have taken with respect to Regulations 37 to 39 of the Pension Funds Act – the “defaults regulations”. […]
February 5, 2019

Drones: How is it regulated?

Drones, also sometimes referred to as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, are becoming increasingly popular amongst the civilian population. This is due to the fact that it […]
February 5, 2019

Renting property under debt review

“I’ve been struggling to pay off my debt and to manage my finances. As a result, I am now under debt review. Can I still rent […]
February 5, 2019

Private schools in South Africa are not above the law

Private schools in South Africa are essentially autonomous in how they govern and operate.  But does this entitle private schools to operate to such an extent […]
February 1, 2019

RFS Umbrella Pension & Provident Funds Communique 01 0f 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARDS OF RFS UMBRELLA PENSION AND PROVIDENT FUND TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN AND MEMBERS OF THE FUNDS Our communication with you are normally […]
November 26, 2018

First-time home buyer?

Buying a property is a rather big deal, which is why you should be sure that you are able to afford it before you end up […]
November 26, 2018

Why is it important to deal with collation in your will?

The South Africa common law presumption of collation (collatio bonorum) is alive and well. This presumption is rooted in the belief that a testator intended that […]
November 26, 2018

Before signing a lease

Tenants often take the signing of a lease agreement lightly and don’t read carefully through the terms and conditions. A proper lease agreement will ensure that […]
November 26, 2018

Tips for renting out your property

Regardless of whether the property you are renting out is a studio apartment, a cottage at the back of the garden or an entire estate, the […]
October 25, 2018

When can the municipality disconnect my water and electricity?

The municipality is the place where most, if not all, services are monitored for their availability to a property, and it is the very place that […]
October 25, 2018

Court interference in a contractual relationship

When two or more parties enter into a contractual agreement knowingly and free from duress, the terms of the agreement must be upheld by each signatory. […]
October 25, 2018

Before leasing, include these in the agreement

If you consider leasing out your property, it is important not to overlook any requirement and expectations you may have of the incoming tenant. A basic […]
October 25, 2018

Unlawfully evicted? Here’s a piece of PIE

Unless the sheriff of the court has evicted you, you should remain right where you are. If anyone else carries out an eviction, it constitutes as […]
October 1, 2018

Protest: Your right and responsibilities

The right to protest is enshrined in the Bill of Rights under Section 17 and reads as follows: “Assembly, demonstration, picket and petition. Everyone has the […]
October 1, 2018

The role of a recognition agreement at the workplace

I have been approached by a trade union to enter into a Recognition Agreement with them. The trade union is of the opinion that it is […]