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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

Navigating the real estate market: Tips for buyers

Understanding the real estate market is crucial when buying or selling a property. The market’s current favour, whether for buyers or sellers, significantly impacts your decisions […]
October 25, 2023

Should sellers provide approved building plans when selling property?

The simple answer is no. However, the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act mandates that local authorities approve building plans for the construction, alteration, or […]
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 requirements for a registered office of a company

One aspect that is often not considered in great detail during the formation and registration of a juristic person in South Africa is its registered office, […]
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

Factors to consider before negotiating your home loan’s interest rate

As interest rates continue to rise, many homeowners find themselves contemplating the idea of fixing their home loan interest rates. Initially, when the interest rate hike […]
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

Avoid the long-term implications of skipping a bond repayment

Are you feeling the financial pinch? You’re not alone. Many South Africans are finding it increasingly difficult to meet their credit obligations. The cost of living […]
August 31, 2023

Harnessing technology to amplify efficiency

In a world where adaptability is the key to survival and prosperity, organisations across various industries are striving to stay ahead of the curve. Economic and […]
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

Securing your business’s future: FICA compliance in South Africa made simple

To thrive in South Africa’s ever-changing economic landscape, it is crucial to have a thorough understanding of your regulatory responsibilities, including compliance with the Financial Intelligence […]
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 […]
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