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April 6, 2018

Are you basically working for nothing?

What are your rights as an employee if your employer has not paid you?  Under some circumstances, your salary notification might pop in 2 days after […]
April 6, 2018

Cancelling a contract? The Do’s and Dont’s to consider!

Every person, whether an individual or a juristic person, will find themselves in a situation where they will want to terminate a contract. The aim of […]
March 27, 2018

Can the police search a person without a warrant of arrest?

This article focuses on primarily whether the police may search a person without a warrant of arrest. On the face of it, it would appear that […]
March 27, 2018

Am I prejudiced by an arbitration clause in my building contract?

Contracts for the building of a house or providing for substantial alterations to a house commonly contain an arbitration clause. This article looks at the advantages […]
March 27, 2018

The rights of a domestic partnership

Domestic partnerships, also known as cohabitation relationships, are becoming more common in our modern day society, and it therefore becomes ever more important for parties to […]
March 27, 2018

Am I still protected without an employment contract?

This article looks at the continued relevancy of the employment contract in legal practice today. In 2014, the legislator amended section 186(1)(a) of the Labour Relations […]
February 16, 2018

Title deeds when buying or selling property

If you’re planning to buy a new property, you’ll need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you’re the owner of […]
February 16, 2018

Can the future development of a property be stopped?

The provincial heritage resources authority (PHRA) granted a permit in terms of Section 34 of the National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999 for the demolition […]
February 16, 2018

How to evict an illegal tenant

Landlords who have tenants that they believe are occupying their premises illegally may not forcefully remove such tenants. The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful […]
February 16, 2018

Keep your business growing

Having a successful business means ensuring that it continues to grow. Without growth, your business will eventually run dry and stagnant. But with the added responsibility […]
January 15, 2018

Immediate steps following the death of a loved one

The death of a loved one is a difficult process to go through, and when the inevitable occurs, it is important to remember what happens next. […]
January 15, 2018

Can my property be used for Airbnb?

When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it’s important for you to understand how the laws work in your city. According to Brett Herron, the […]
January 15, 2018

The basics of creating a last will & testament

Who your property is passed on to depends on whether you have a valid will or not. If you do have a valid will, then your […]
January 15, 2018

The right to protest: What employees should know

The right to protest is an integral part of South Africa’s constitution and has recently come to the forefront with mass protest being organised across the […]
December 11, 2017

How do I cancel a lease?

What happens when a landlord or a tenant wants to cancel a lease? What rules and what legislation apply? What protection does the law provide? If […]
December 11, 2017

Having to work after hours: Is it legal?

Many industries may sometimes require their employees to work irregular hours. Employers within these industries, also known as “24/7″ industries, have somehow developed the notion that […]
December 11, 2017

How does inheritance work?

When someone dies they normally have what is called a ‘will’. The people who benefit from this ‘will’ are known as the heirs. Upon someone death, […]
December 11, 2017

Legally owning a firearm in South Africa

Many people in South Africa own a firearm or intend to own one in the future. However, the right to possess a firearm is not guaranteed […]
October 31, 2017

What happens after someone is arrested for a crime?

Arrest is one of the lawful methods of securing the attendance of an accused person in court. It is also the most drastic method. Section 38 […]
October 31, 2017

Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence refers to a negative consequence of a medical treatment that could have been avoided by the medical practitioner. The Health Professions Act 56 of […]