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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 […]
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 […]
January 24, 2020

Corporate Governance – Financial year-end of a company

Every company has a financial year. A company’s financial year is any 12-month period that the company uses for accounting purposes. The financial year-end of a company is […]
January 24, 2020

Valuation methods

A business valuation is a process whereby a value is placed on a business or a business unit, based on the historical and projected financial performance […]
January 24, 2020

Internal vs external marketing

What is internal marketing and what is external marketing?  Why is it important for companies to understand these concepts? Because happy internal clients mean happy external clients! […]
January 24, 2020

Understanding Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are a natural process of any business, although not all businesses go through this form of transition. Merging is when two companies […]