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October 1, 2018

How binding are body corporate fines?

In an estate or sectional title scheme, it is challenging to ensure that everyone will stick to the conduct rules and to aid this, body corporates […]
October 1, 2018

Can I obtain financing if I don’t own immovable property as security?

The article gives a brief overview of what a notarial bond is, the requirements that need to be complied with to register a notarial bond and […]
August 29, 2018

What are the limitations in respect of the deductions on my salary?

A client poses a question to their attorney: My employment contract makes provision for deductions from my salary and now my employer wants to deduct money. […]
August 29, 2018

The relevance of CA(SA)’s

The CA(SA) designation has been considered a coveted profession.  Once you have qualified as a CA(SA), you hear of all the opportunities that are available in […]
August 29, 2018

Memorandum of Understanding: Binding and enforceable or not?

There is a common misconception that MOUs are always non-binding. MOUs can in fact be binding, non-binding or partly binding and partly non-binding, it all depends […]
August 29, 2018

Joint ownership: How do I terminate without the co-operation of the other joint owner?

Nature of joint ownership: Joint owners own undivided shares in the property which they own jointly. Consequently, the joint owners cannot divide the joint property while […]
July 5, 2018

Does South Africa have a public retirement insurance scheme?

My husband’s employer made provision for an occupational retirement vehicle, but my employer refuses to do so. Is there any possible recourse for me in this […]
July 5, 2018

The a, b and c of service of legal documents

How are legal documents supposed to be served, and what is regarded as invalid service? Purpose of service of legal documents: The fundamental rule with regards […]
July 5, 2018

The difficulties in relocating a child of divorced parents

I have divorced my husband and I am now the primary caregiver of our minor child. I received a job offer in another country and I […]
July 5, 2018

Can mediation save you significant costs than litigation?

Litigation is the primary method of dispute resolution in the South African justice system. Essentially, litigation is the institutionalised process adopted by the court system as […]
June 29, 2018

Dismissing an employee for racism

There are different reasons why an employer might consider firing an employee. After teacher Keith Arlow had been fired from St John’s College in Johannesburg for […]
June 29, 2018

Can trustees ban your pet in a sectional title scheme?

Problems around the ownership of pets are common amongst owners of sectional title properties, but while laws may be imposed by the trustees of the homeowners’ […]
June 29, 2018

Can I bring my attorney with to an internal disciplinary hearing?

According to item 4 of the Code of Good Practice (“the code”), the definition of dismissal contained in Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act (“LRA”) […]
June 29, 2018

Properly executing a will is extremely important

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a last will and testament for me as my will no longer reflected my wishes. At my request, […]
May 23, 2018

Protect your inventions!

South Africa’s Patent Act urges that one registers their patent and take ownership of their invention  A patent is a set of exclusive rights, granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or […]
May 23, 2018

The possibility of terminating a surrogate agreement

Partial surrogacy agreements allow for the surrogate mother to terminate the agreement within 60 days after giving birth to the child. This article looks at the […]
May 23, 2018

Damage to property

What happens when your property has been purposefully damaged, especially during an altercation?  Uber car torching During the road closures by meter taxis in Johannesburg on […]
May 23, 2018

Are fathers entitled to paternal leave?

Fathers could spend up to two weeks with their newborn babies, while adoptive parents and parents-to-be via surrogacy, could get up to 10 weeks of leave. […]
April 6, 2018

Conflicting statements in court

With the number of videos being leaked on social media, regarding situations of assault, defamation and hate speech, it becomes that much easier for the defendant […]
April 6, 2018

Children with disability or chronic illness

Many children (and their families) experience a sense of powerlessness in the beginning of dealing with a disability or chronic illness, and often feel very stressed […]