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August 13, 2020

Caring for your loved ones by caring for their future

We’ve all seen it in movies and novels: A young unsuspecting person wakes up one day to find out that they had been left an extraordinarily […]
August 13, 2020

Exploring a Potential Property

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions most people will make in their lives. It makes sense then that this endeavour should be approached […]
August 13, 2020

SARS eases burden on taxpayers, but there’s a catch

The tax season is swiftly approaching. For many people, it’s a time of the year that they dread. When it comes down to it, tax can […]
August 13, 2020

Is it still a buyers’ market out there?

The property market for 2020 initially proved to be a buyers’ market. Though with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown’s effects on […]
July 20, 2020

Think Twice Before Using an Image from Google

In February 2018, Google made a distinctive change to their image search engine. Where previously you were able to open an image file directly from a […]
July 20, 2020

Smart contracts: where do they fit into the legal framework?

Smart contracts are agreements that self-execute without any human intervention when the conditions, as specified in digital form, are met. Blockchain, a decentralised digital ledger that […]
July 20, 2020

Your Business’s Rapid-Response Guide to Fake News

In the digital age, information is everywhere. At the click of a button a message can travel across oceans in the time it takes to blink. […]
July 20, 2020

Fight-or-flight: The cautionary tale of South African Airways

Since the start of the nation-wide lockdown, we have seen how all kinds of businesses have been struggling. Many businesses in the tourism and entertainment industries […]
June 17, 2020

Do annuities form part of the estate during a divorce?

In the case of CM v EM it was held in the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa (“SCA”), case number 10861/2018, that:“The value of the Respondent’s […]
June 17, 2020

Understanding domestic violence protection orders

Domestic violence in its various forms has always been a problem of epic proportions and even more so in a time where the COVID-19 Coronavirus has […]
June 17, 2020

Does force majeure apply during COVID-19

Common Law position – in absence of a “force majeure” clause A force majeure is an act of God or man (such as a war, strike, […]
June 17, 2020

Business Rescue VS Liquidation: What is The Difference?

South Africa has been experiencing very slow economic growth and international rating agencies have subsequently downgraded South Africa’s investment outlook to “junk status”. This, and a […]
May 8, 2020

The difficulty of choosing a guardian

No parent wants to think about giving their child over to someone else. The idea itself is enough to send many into full Liam Neeson Taken mode, refusing […]
May 8, 2020

Who’s watching the watchmen?

Ensuring their children are cared for when they pass away is one of the primary reasons people draw up a will. But what happens when the […]
May 8, 2020

How to Become a Parent

When it comes to the structure of families, Bob Dylan described it adequately when he said, “the times they are a-changing’”. The liberation of sexual orientation […]
May 8, 2020

Think twice before you simply accept those Ts & Cs

In recent years the internet has transformed the commercial landscape and redefined the way we do business. The movement away from traditional paper and ink has […]
June 20, 2019

Essential components of a performance management system

Performance management refers to the process by which managers and employees work together to plan, monitor and review an employee’s performance. A performance review is used to […]
June 20, 2019

Moving out? What tenants need to do before moving out

We all know that moving can be stressful and time-consuming, but before you start packing your boxes, there are certain things that you need to keep […]
June 20, 2019

Landlords & tenants: Can a tenant cancel a lease?

When it comes to cancelling a lease early, both landlords and tenants must be aware of their responsibilities. It’s important to note that the Consumer Protection […]
June 20, 2019

Maintenance of Surviving Spouse

The idea of freedom of testation is a core value of South African law and enjoys wide protection. The Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act, 27 of […]