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October 15, 2021

Deceased’s will declared invalid, despite clear wishes

The Wills Act sets out the requirements for a valid Last Will and Testament. For a will to be valid, it must be signed and witnessed. […]
October 15, 2021

Have you revised your Business Continuity Plan?

While the possibility of a global pandemic was always at the back of our minds, its emergence still managed to catch us off-guard and wreaked havoc […]
October 15, 2021

The role of knowledge in prescription

The Constitutional Court in the matter of Mtokonya v Minister of Police [2017] ZACC 33 dealt with the issue of extinctive prescription, in particular regarding whether section 12(3) of the Act […]
October 15, 2021

Transfer of assets between spouses: What are the tax implications?

Section 9HB of the Income Tax Act provides for a roll-over of a capital gain or loss when an asset is transferred between spouses during their lifetimes. […]
September 7, 2021

Resigning with immediate effect, or not?

Employees often consider to immediately terminate their employment relationship due to a new opportunity arising or to avoid responsibility when faced with disciplinary procedures. Employment relationships are governed by an […]
September 7, 2021

Must employees disclose their vaccination status?

While employers cannot force their employees to be vaccinated, there are various grounds for dismissing employees who object, provided that the employer has conducted a thorough risk assessment to determine the need for vaccination. […]
September 7, 2021

Train your staff to protect against cyberattacks

Since the POPI Act was introduced, many businesses have taken the time and effort to implement a POPI strategy that complies with the Act’s basic requirements. But for […]
September 7, 2021

The current state of the rental market

While restaurants, shopping malls and beaches may look somewhat similar to what they did before the pandemic, nevermind lockdown regulations and social distancing protocols, the real estate rental market has not recovered […]
August 17, 2021

How does the POPI Act affect credit bureaus?

When it comes to the protection of personal information, there are two acts that govern businesses and those working with such information. The Protection of Privacy […]
August 17, 2021

Considering the rise of sectional title ownership

Sectional titles have become a staple in the real estate industry over the past decades. And with all the benefits that come with it, it makes sense. Heightened security, lower insurance […]
August 17, 2021

What are fair grounds for dismissal regarding off-duty misconduct?

With looting and violence severely impacting certain parts of South Africa in June 2021, many businesses are facing great challenges on various fronts. In light of the recent civil […]
August 17, 2021

Arbitration as a method of dispute resolution – Part 2

There are different forms of arbitration. PAA Ramsden enunciates there being consensual arbitration, statutory arbitration (such as the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995), court-directed arbitration, ad hoc arbitration, institutional arbitration, documents-only arbitration, fast-track arbitration, ex parte arbitration, and multi-party arbitration. All these […]
July 13, 2021

Know how to make the most out of home insurance

Home insurance is there to protect one of the most important assets you own. And when done properly, it will allow you to insure both the structure of your home and the […]
July 13, 2021

The POPI Act is finally in full effect – Are you ready

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act came into full effect on the 1st of July 2021. If you still haven’t implemented your POPI compliance strategy, it is strongly advisable […]
July 13, 2021

Arbitration series – Part one: What is arbitration?

Arbitration is one of a few dispute resolution mechanisms which include conciliation (negotiation), mediation, and litigation. It is regulated by the Arbitration Act 47 of 1965 (“the Act”) as amended. The Act […]
July 13, 2021

Prescription: Have my debts prescribed?

What is prescription? As a general rule, prescription occurs when a debtor’s liability to pay a specific debt is extinguished as a result of the passing […]
June 22, 2021

The seven questions that could make or break your contracts

Your business success relies on your interaction with clients/customers and other businesses. Your profit is directly proportional to the behaviour of these external role-players. Dealing with individual clients/customers does come […]
June 22, 2021

The low-down on property auctions

Buying and selling properties through auction has always been a staple of the real estate market. And to this day, it remains one of the best […]
June 22, 2021

The validity of an antenuptial contract

John and Susan are getting married on the 5th of October 1993. They have chosen to get married by way of an Antenuptial Contract. John and Susan signed […]
June 22, 2021

Think twice before ignoring that court order

When you are on the receiving end of a court order, it would be wise to obey the terms set out in it. Disobedience in terms of a court may cause a court to hold you […]
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