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February 8, 2021

Can fixed-term contracts automatically turn into permanent contracts?

In Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries v Teto and Others,1 the Labour Appeal Court (“LAC”) considered whether the termination of employees initially engaged on fixed-term contracts constituted a dismissal on […]
February 8, 2021

The recusal of a judge is no fleeting matter

The doctrine of recusal has recently been placed in the spotlight after former president Jacob Zuma brought such an application at the Commission for Enquiry into State […]
February 8, 2021

The importance of property practitioners in the times to come

Many industries are piecing things back together again this year, as they try to recover from the effects of the pandemic or recreate themselves to remain relevant […]
February 8, 2021

When is a consumer entitled to a refund?

Despite tough economic circumstances amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, shops continue to advertise big sales, discounts, and promotional offers. Whether it is Black Friday, Boxing Day, or just an end-of-season sale, […]
October 12, 2020

Get the keys to your new home sooner

Buying a house is a big decision, one in which the buyer will have invested numerous hours of research, planning and careful consideration. It makes sense then that a buyer would want […]
October 12, 2020

Mediate rather than litigate

Wikipedia’s definition of mediation is “a structured, interactive process where an impartial third-party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialised communication and negotiation techniques”. Mediation, […]
October 12, 2020

Do I still have to pay my employees’ salaries?

Many employers were left in the dark after the President of the Republic of South Africa declared a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster […]
October 12, 2020

Understanding the debt collection process

Have you ever heard about the Sheriff of the Court coming to collect your assets and auctioning it off in order to cover your unpaid debt? […]
October 7, 2020

POPIA’s eight conditions for collecting and processing personal information

Data is everywhere. In fact, because of the nifty autosave setting on the word processer used for writing this sentence, new information is being added to […]
October 7, 2020

Unfairly dismissed reinstated employee v permanent replacement employee

Reinstatement in terms of the s 193(2) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) According to s193(2) of the LRA, if it is found […]
October 7, 2020

The importance of witnesses when signing a will

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a Will for me as my most recent Will no longer reflected my wishes. My attorney emailed the […]
October 7, 2020

Rehabilitation in all its shapes and sizes

Being sequestrated by an order of the High Court has a myriad of adverse consequences that could have an inhibiting effect on an individual and his/her […]
April 24, 2020

When contract breach is out of your control

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has caused major disruptions worldwide since its outbreak in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The virus has also recently […]
April 24, 2020

What happens when my employer goes bankrupt?

In the light of the grave impact that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has on the global economy and the brutal reality that businesses and companies might not […]
April 24, 2020

What are your rights when it comes to forced COVID-19 testing?

As the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading across the globe, Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize has expressed his concern that there is not enough testing being done […]
April 24, 2020

The real estate comeback

At the end of the national lockdown, many South Africans will have gotten to know their properties better than the architects who designed them. For some, […]
February 26, 2020

Is an e-will valid in South Africa?

In terms of South African law, for a will to be accepted as valid by the Master of the High Court (a statutory body to which […]
February 26, 2020

The architecture of a braai

Every HOA has applicable building guidelines which are stipulated in a Constitution or Memorandum of Incorporation (“MOI”) which every homeowner should be made aware of, read […]
February 26, 2020

Rental considerations for landlords

Investing in a property can be one of the best decisions you make. It is also one of the investments you need to consider most carefully […]
February 26, 2020

The (high) rise of the sectional title

Where starter homes in quiet suburbs used to be the norm when it came to first buys for working professionals and young couples, it seems like […]
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