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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 […]
October 31, 2017

Is Uber legal?

Following the death of one of Uber’s employees due to clashes between Uber drivers and taxi drivers, the Department of Labour has clarified its position in […]
October 31, 2017

Can someone record me without my permission?

Over the past few months, we have seen videos being posted on social media of physical altercations, poor service delivery and racial slurs, but the victims […]
October 24, 2017

SECTIONAL TITLES: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE BODY CORPORATE?

When it comes to sectional title schemes, there is still widespread misunderstanding of even the basics, starting with the body corporate and how it is established, […]
October 24, 2017

WHAT IF YOU’VE BEEN A VICTIM OF CYBERCRIME?

In the modern age, more and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity of the internet to commit a diverse range of criminal activities […]
October 24, 2017

AM I STILL LIABLE FOR MY SPOUSE’S DEBT AFTER DIVORCE?

A husband and wife buy a house together. Their marriage takes a tumble, along with their – finances, and they have to sell their home and […]
October 24, 2017

CUSTOMARY MARRIAGES IN SOUTH AFRICA

In South Africa, there are various forms of marriage, which includes Civil Marriage, Customary Marriage and Civil Union. For a long time, customary unions (marriages) did […]
August 22, 2017

CO-OWNING PROPERTY WITH SOMEONE ELSE: THE UPS AND DOWNS

Co-ownership is when one or more people jointly own the same property. In essence, it is when they legally share ownership without dividing the property into […]
August 22, 2017

HOW CAN A PERSON GET MARRIED IN SOUTH AFRICA?

A person can get married in terms of a civil marriage, customary marriage, civil union or religious marriage. A religious marriage is not recognised as a […]
August 22, 2017

IS YOUR BUSINESS POPI COMPLIANT?

POPI refers to South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act which seeks to regulate the Processing of Personal Information. What is Personal Information? Means any information […]
July 19, 2017

WHAT DOES THE DEEDS OFFICE DO?

The Deeds Office is responsible for the registration, management and maintenance of the property registry of South Africa. If you are planning on buying a house, […]
July 19, 2017

RENTING PROPERTY TO FOREIGNERS

Renting property in South Africa is a straightforward process. The country has a vast selection of rental accommodation including bachelor flats in apartment blocks, Victorian cottages, […]
July 19, 2017

WHEN CAN SPOUSES GET A DIVORCE?

There are only two grounds for divorce, namely the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage; or mental illness or continued unconsciousness of one of the spouses. Examples […]
July 19, 2017

OWNING PROPERTY WITHOUT A WILL

If you die without a will, an administrator will have to be appointed to administer your estate which will be distributed according to the laws of […]
July 19, 2017

MY TENANT FAILED TO PAY RENT: CAN I KICK HIM OUT?

If your tenant has failed to pay his or her rent, it can be tempting to simply kick them out yourself and change the locks. However, […]
May 24, 2017

CONSIDER YOUR CLAIM CAREFULLY: SOME OF THE NEED TO KNOW FACTS IN THE EVENT OF A THIRD PARTY CLAIM AGAINST THE RAF (ROAD ACCIDENT FUND)

The Road Accident Fund (hereinafter referred to as the RAF) has over the years created the assurance that public road users will be covered in the […]
May 23, 2017

DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED A LIQUOR LICENCE?

Liquor manufacturers and suppliers require a liquor license, as regulated by the National Liquor Authority. If your liquor registration has been cancelled you cannot continue to […]