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July 21, 2022

Section 42: Asset-for-share transactions

It is often the case that South African tax resident shareholders wish to reorganise their South African group of companies, for a multitude of commercial reasons, […]
July 21, 2022

Rights of a foreign parent with a child as a citizen of South Africa

A foreigner’s immigration status is determined by the relevant visa or permanent residence permit and the rights and obligations related to it, as granted to them […]
July 21, 2022

Lost your original title deed? What do you do?

Before the transfer takes place, the owner (seller) must make a written application to the registrar of deeds, requesting a certificate of the registered title (CRT) […]
July 21, 2022

The Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act No. 70 of 1970 explained: Part 1

The subdivision of agricultural land or “farmland” is regulated by the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act No. 70 of 1970 (hereafter “the Act”) which came into […]
June 17, 2022

Avoid the “Chase” following the purchase of a business

When you intend to buy a business from a seller as a going concern, it is important to do your homework in respect of the business […]
June 17, 2022

How a data-driven culture can transform your business

In today’s digital era, data has become an essential resource for businesses to grow and thrive in a competitive market. But not all companies are taking […]
June 17, 2022

Private prosecution: is justice attainable even if the state fails us?

Members of the public, and specifically victims or those close to them, are often disheartened by the National Prosecuting Authority (“NPA”) and its decisions not to […]
June 17, 2022

The employer’s responsibility in workplace harassment

This article will briefly discuss the common law option available to employees who are exposed to a form of discrimination in the workplace, specifically sexual harassment […]
May 23, 2022

5 Questions to get your homeowner relationship right

Despite the recent interest rate increase, South Africa is still currently in what is deemed a “buyer’s market”, where first-time homebuyers are enjoying the opportunity of […]
May 23, 2022

Preparing your budget for your dream home

Purchasing a new home is undoubtedly an exciting decision, but it is also an extremely emotional one. A home is where family traditions are brought to […]
May 23, 2022

Immovable property ownership and spouses

INTRODUCTION When does a spouse who is entitled to receive a half share in immovable property become the owner of that half share? Does the real […]
May 23, 2022

Who is held responsible for payments lost due to cybercrime?

This is exactly what happened in Fourie v Van der Spuy and De Jongh Inc. and others. The First Respondent was a law firm and the Second and […]
April 28, 2022

Paying more than your legal dues

I recently sued someone who owes me R50,000. The Court found that the loan agreement was invalid and that the amount was not owed to me. The legal costs were subsequently awarded […]
April 28, 2022

Life partners now qualify for intestate succession

The Constitutional Court recently confirmed the October 2020 ruling of the Western Cape High Court that section 1(1) of the Intestate Succession Act is unconstitutional in […]
April 28, 2022

Keeping things fair in the business race

The purpose of the Competition Act 89 of 1998(“the Act”) is to promote the efficiency, adaptability, and development of the economy, and to ensure that small […]
April 28, 2022

Selling a property with defects: What you need to know

 A month later, there were heavy rainfalls and the roof leaks. Is the Seller liable to repair the roof or the Purchaser, as the new owner? […]
March 29, 2022

Is depression a ground for discrimination?

In a matter of Legal Aid South Africa v Jansen, the Labour Appeal Court had to decide whether the Employer’s decision to dismiss Mr Jansen, who […]
March 29, 2022

What to do after discovering fraud in your business

Anyone who’s ever had the misfortune to fall prey to credit card fraud, knows that it’s a huge hassle. If you’re running a business, you should […]
March 29, 2022

Are estate agents ready for the change to come?

Property Practitioners who now need to hold a Fidelity Fund Certificate, unless excluded, to practice in terms of the Property Practitioners Act, 22 of 2019, may […]
March 29, 2022

What to do when injured by a domestic animal

Having a domesticated animal, such as a dog or horse, can be a great source of joy for its owner. However, such domesticated animals come with […]
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