Law

January 19, 2024

What implications does a lien have on eviction proceedings: Part 1.

In conflicts between property owners and tenants seeking compensation for property improvements before leaving, eviction proceedings are possible, but success depends on location and lease terms. […]
January 19, 2024

Navigating antenuptial agreements in South Africa: Your questions answered

Preparing for marriage in South Africa involves several critical decisions, one of which is the antenuptial agreement (AN). This legal document is vital for dictating the […]
January 19, 2024

Can employees be dismissed for WhatsApp messages?

How widely and consistently do you use WhatsApp in your workplace? Do you have WhatsApp groups designated for work purposes? Can you freely express your opinion […]
January 18, 2024

Parenting coordinators and their decision-making powers

The practice which has evolved is that divorcing parties agree to the appointment of a parenting coordinator who is tasked with mediating parenting disputes between the […]
January 18, 2024

Is it possible to override a registered antenuptial contract with a postnuptial agreement?

Before the Matrimonial Property Act 88 of 1984 (MPA) was introduced, matrimonial property law in South Africa was governed by the immutability principle. This principle dictated […]
January 18, 2024

Starting a business in South Africa: Legal requirements and the Companies Act

Starting a business takes careful planning and involves compliance with certain legal requirements. It is important to understand the relevant regulations and legal requirements to be […]
January 18, 2024

Does my maiden name automatically change if I get married in South Africa?

Marriage is a significant milestone in one’s life, bringing with it a multitude of changes and decisions. One such decision that often arises is whether to […]
October 25, 2023

Can my employer refuse to accept my medical certificate?

The matter of a medical certificate has raised questions for quite some time. Many employers believe that if their employees provide a medical certificate for their […]
October 25, 2023

Can you change your marital regime after marriage?

A marital regime determines how parties’ assets will be managed and divided during their marriage and in the event of divorce or death. Changing the marital […]
October 25, 2023

The art of breathing: I failed the breathalyser test in my workplace. What now?

For years, breathalyser tests were a primary method to determine whether employees tested positive for alcohol. These results have been used by employers to sanction employees […]
October 25, 2023

Can foreign judgments be enforced in South Africa?

A judgment granted by a foreign court is not directly enforceable in South Africa but constitutes a prima facie proof of debt (the clearest possible proof […]
August 31, 2023

Can my employer refuse to accept my medical certificate?

The matter of a medical certificate has raised questions for quite some time. Many employers believe that if their employees provide a medical certificate for their […]
August 31, 2023

Will-stipulated purchase option: Are there transfer duty impacts?

Any person drawing up a last will and testament, and who intends to include an option to purchase any of their properties, should be aware of […]
August 31, 2023

Estate planning in South Africa: Essential questions answered

Estate planning is a critical part of financial planning, yet it often gets overlooked. This process involves drafting a will, assigning assets to beneficiaries, and understanding […]
August 31, 2023

Employers of domestic workers must register with COIDA

Domestic workers are now covered under the amended Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 1993 (COIDA) (Act 130 of 1993) and can claim compensation for […]
August 31, 2023

The ABCs of lease agreements in South Africa

Navigating the world of lease agreements can be complex and fraught with potential pitfalls. In South Africa, these agreements are an essential tool for establishing clear […]
June 12, 2023

Domicilium citandi et executandi in South African Law

How is it possible that someone can obtain judgment against me, without my knowledge of any summons issued against me or a court date to state […]
May 22, 2023

Can you be fired if artificial intelligence can do your job?

Social media has been flooded with chatter about the chatbot phenomenon ChatGPT which seems destined to be able to, if not far better do, what humans can! So, […]
May 22, 2023

Compliance certificates required when selling a property

There is a duty on the Seller when selling an immovable property to provide certain certificates of compliance to the Purchaser. There are five compliance certificates […]
May 22, 2023

When your tenant ‘does a duck’

Tips for landlords when their tenant does a disappearing act. Everyone who has let out property knows that sickening feeling when you find out that your […]
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