January 22, 2020

Your written contract should cover everything – No oral evidence allowed!

Here’s another warning from our courts to make sure that all your contracts are properly drawn to reflect both accurately and fully what you have agreed […]
October 17, 2019

How courts sort fact from fiction – A tale of Jags, deception and damages

“Truth will out” (Shakespeare) You are wondering whether you can win in court against an opponent where your two versions of what happened are totally at […]
October 17, 2019

Security complexes and fibre – You can use Telkom ducting after all

“Reliable electronic communications go beyond just benefiting the commercial interest of licensees to the detriment of ownership of property. The statute [Electronic Communications Act] is designed […]
August 7, 2019

How to stop vital evidence being destroyed

“Surprise the enemy” (Sun Tzu in ‘Art of War’) You suspect that someone you are suing (or about to sue) will destroy or hide vital evidence […]
June 6, 2019

Directors at war and the liquidation option – A tale of sibling rivalry

“Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules” (F. Scott Fitzgerald) A company’s directors have both the power and the duty to […]
June 6, 2019

Are your suretyships enforceable? A R5.5m lesson for directors and creditors

“Some people use one-half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it” (George Prentice, newspaper editor and author) You are […]
April 3, 2019

Small Claims Courts – From 1 April you can sue for up to R20,000

The monetary jurisdiction of Small Claims Courts has been increased from R15,000 to R20,000 from 1 April 2019. Not all claims can be pursued in a […]
April 3, 2019

Your dog, cat or cow (even your bees) could cost you millions

“Ignorance is  Dangerous” (Internet meme) Our law will generally hold you liable for damages only if someone else can prove that you caused them loss/damage/injury through […]
March 6, 2019

Traffic fines and admissions of guilt – Will they earn you a criminal record?

“We must not make a scarecrow of the law” (Shakespeare) A criminal record, even for a minor offence from decades back, comes with very serious and […]
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