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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 […]
April 8, 2016

HAVE YOU EVER DONE YOUR ESTATE PLANNING?

If you have never planned your estate, perhaps now is a good time to consider it. This will be to everyone’s benefit, as there are often […]
April 8, 2016

SOME POINTERS FOR PLANNING YOUR ESTATE

April 8, 2016

ACCEPTANCE OF ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER PAYMENT SPECIFICALLY IN SALE OF VEHICLES AND TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION ON ENATIS

Electronic Funds Transfers, better known as EFTs, have become a popular payment method in South Africa, accepted by many in lieu of cash or cheque payments. […]
March 24, 2016

POPI ACT

The Protection of Personal Information Bill, which will soon become law and is commonly referred to as POPI, seeks to regulate the processing of personal information. […]
March 24, 2016

THE LIVING WILL

Most people are familiar with a will or testament and understand the importance of having this legal declaration drafted, by which the testator nominates an executor to manage […]
March 24, 2016

COMMON LAW MARRIAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA

In South African law there is no such thing as a common law marriage. People simply believe that living together with another person for a continuous […]
March 24, 2016

SO WHEN AM I AUTHORISED TO ACT AS TRUSTEE?

The Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988 defines a trustee as meaning “any person (including the founder of the trust) who acts as a trustee by […]
February 9, 2016

REGISTERING DEATHS AND DEATH CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Many South African citizens do not know the correct procedures to follow in order to register a death, or how to obtain a death certificate and […]
February 9, 2016

WHEN DOES A CLAIM PRESCRIBE?

The issue of the legal nature of a vindicatory claim and whether it gives rise to a debt that is subject to the three year extinctive […]
February 9, 2016

IS IT BENEFICIAL TO CREATE A TRUST?

A Trust can be described as a legal relationship which has been created by the founder, who places assets under the control of Trustees. This either […]