Law

July 12, 2024

Are You Giving Signals, Trading Tips, or Trading on Behalf of Others? Beware!

You’re at a braai with friends, and the conversation turns to the latest hot stock or cryptocurrency. Feeling confident in your recent trading success, you offer […]
July 12, 2024

How a Latin Phrase Affected a Recent Property Dispute Case

In essence, the Latin phrase nec vi, nec clam, nec precario translates to “without force, without secrecy, and without permission”. According to the Prescription Act, a […]
July 12, 2024

Understanding Living Wills

When one thinks of a will, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a last will and testament. This type of will expresses a […]
July 12, 2024

What Will Happen If You Ignore a Court Order?

Ignoring a court order in South Africa is a serious matter that can lead to significant legal consequences, including being held in contempt of court. This […]
July 12, 2024

Is There a Need for Sectional Ownership?

Professor C.G. van der Merwe, the doyen of sectional titles in South Africa, sets out the reasons for introducing sectional ownership into a legal system. He […]
July 12, 2024

Registered Antenuptial Contracts vs Agreements Between Spouses

The term ‘antenuptial contract’ can refer to either an informal contract or a contract complying with the formalities required by s 87 of the Deeds Registries […]
April 29, 2024

Can a Testator Disinherit Their Surviving Spouse?

The Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act 27 of 1990 permits surviving spouses to seek maintenance from the deceased spouse’s estate upon the marriage ending due to […]
April 29, 2024

The Dos and Don’ts for Landlords Regarding the Rental Housing Act

In South Africa, the Rental Housing Act lays out important dos and don’ts for landlords. By adhering to these guidelines, landlords can maintain positive, lawful relationships […]
April 29, 2024

Rouwkoop Clauses: What Is It and Is It Enforceable?

The rouwkoop clause, frequently featured in agreements between sellers and purchasers, grants the seller the right to retain a portion or a specified amount of the […]
April 29, 2024

Why a Notary? – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the roles and functions of a notary, especially their general duties. In this part, we will look […]
April 29, 2024

Expert Family Law Services: Divorce, Child Maintenance, and Spousal Support

Facing the challenges of divorce, child maintenance, and spousal support can seem daunting, but there’s no need to go through it by yourself. The right expertise […]
April 29, 2024

When Can My Employer Convert My Paid Suspension to Unpaid?

Generally, employees suspended during a disciplinary enquiry are entitled to their full salary. This suspension allows for a thorough investigation of the incident in the workplace […]
March 12, 2024

Formation of trusts in South Africa

A trust exists when the founder of the trust has handed over or is bound to hand over to another the control of property which, or […]
March 12, 2024

Should You Opt for a DIY Divorce in South Africa?

A DIY divorce in South Africa offers a cost-effective, simple option for uncontested cases but comes with risks like unfair settlements and asset division issues. This […]
March 12, 2024

New Era for Domestic Violence Cases: Enhanced Protection Under Amended Act

The legal landscape for domestic violence in South Africa just shifted. New amendments focus on swift arrests, tougher bail, and preventing charge withdrawals to prioritise victim […]
March 12, 2024

Can You Inherit from Someone You Have Merely Been Living With?

In South Africa, the number of couples who are permanently living together in life partnerships is increasing every year. What are the consequences that would ensue […]
March 11, 2024

How to Proceed with Divorce When Your Spouse Cannot Be Found

Rule 44(1) of the Uniform Rules of Court states that documents requesting a divorce or marriage annulment must be personally delivered to the person it concerns […]
March 11, 2024

The Parity Principle: Unfair dismissals

“I’ve been dismissed but my colleague who has done the same only got a warning. Is that fair?” Summary: An ever-increasing trend for employees in labour […]
March 11, 2024

Understanding Your Rights: Breach and Penalty Clauses in Property Agreements

When buying immovable property, the offer to purchase serves as an agreement between buyer and seller. Within this document, certain clauses demand meticulous attention from both […]
March 11, 2024

The NHI Bill: What to Know

Regardless of socioeconomic background, all South Africans will have access to high-quality medical care through the National Health Insurance institution, which finances healthcare. As a result, […]
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