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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 […]
May 23, 2017

CLAIMING MAINTENANCE FROM PARENTS LIVING IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

A major concern many parents have revolves around the existence of maintenance orders from a South African court which requires enforcement against a non-compliant person who […]
April 26, 2017

WHAT IS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE?

Concerns about the effectiveness of traditional criminal justice systems have given rise to new approaches to criminal justice. One such approach is Restorative Justice, a theory […]
April 26, 2017

GETTING CHILD CONTACT FOR DIVORCED PARENTS

Contact refers to maintaining a personal relationship with a child. It entitles a person to see, spend time with (visit or be visited) or communicate (through […]
April 26, 2017

CANCELLING A LEASE AGREEMENT EARLY

If you want to end your contract early, this can only be done “in situations where the Consumer Protection Act or Rental Housing Act apply” – […]
March 29, 2017

THE CONSEQUENCES OF DRINKING AND DRIVING

With the zero-tolerance approach the law has towards road users, it’s necessary to address the consequences of drinking and driving. Unfortunately, holidays and weekends often bring […]
March 29, 2017

IS YOUR BUSINESS LEGALLY COMPLIANT?

Compliance refers to a company obeying all of the legal laws and regulations regarding how they manage the business, their staff, and their treatment towards their […]
March 29, 2017

WHAT IS THE PROMOTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE ACT (PAJA)?

The PAJA is the law passed to “give effect” to the right to just administrative action in the Bill of Rights. This says everyone has the […]
March 23, 2017

ADOPTING A CHILD IN SOUTH AFRICA

Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the child’s birth mother or father. A legal adoption […]
February 27, 2017

UNOPPOSED AND OPPOSED DIVORCE: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

My spouse said that he/she won’t ‘give me a divorce’. What can I do? Your spouse can oppose the divorce, but it is the Court that […]
June 24, 2016

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LIQUIDATION AND SEQUESTRATION PROCESS

The application for liquidation and sequestration processes are often confused. Many people think that the processes are the same. However, there is a big difference between […]
June 15, 2016

IMPLICATIONS OF ESTATE DUTY

Estate duty is charged on the dutiable value of the estate in terms of the Estate Duty Act. The general rule is that if the taxpayer […]
May 24, 2016

WHEN IS A TENANT AN ILLEGAL OCCUPANT?

Where the Contract of Lease is breached in any way by the tenant and he or she after receiving notice thereof has not remedied such a […]
May 24, 2016

CLAIMS FROM THE ROAD ACCIDENT FUND

In terms of current legislation, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is entitled to offer undertakings or guarantees to a Plaintiff who is in the process of […]
April 8, 2016

SHOULD I DRAFT A WILL?

A mother who has always wanted her daughter to inherit her diamond engagement ring may never get her wish if she dies without leaving a valid […]