LATEST NEWS & INSIGHTS

April 3, 2019

Neighbours building? Know your rights re plan approval

“You can be a good neighbour only if you have good neighbours” (Howard Koch, “Invasion from Mars” author) Your neighbours apply to the municipality for approval […]
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 […]
April 3, 2019

Losing your licence with AARTO demerits: More danger than you thought, and the wheels are turning

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe […]
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 […]
March 6, 2019

Property buyers: Beware unlawful occupiers!

“The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell” (Sir John Templeton, […]
March 6, 2019

Trustees at war: The removal remedy and its limits

“Animosity and difference of opinion are not sufficient to have a trustee removed from office and/or for the majority of trustees to unilaterally force another to […]
March 6, 2019

Reg 68 – Update on lost title deed procedure

In last month’s newsletter we placed an article (Property owners, buyers and agents: Check for the title deeds before 25 February!) on the new procedure to […]
March 6, 2019

New property valuations and valuation objections – Cape Town

Most property owners in Cape Town have already received their new property valuation from the City of Cape Town. On 31 January 2019 the Municipal Valuer […]
February 6, 2019

Your website of the month: 5 Steps to business success

Perhaps you are an employee, dreaming of starting up your own business. Or an entrepreneur looking to leverage your practical experience into another successful start-up. Or […]
February 6, 2019

Private schools and parents behaving badly: The expulsion option

“…it can hardly be in the best interests of all concerned for this family to remain at the School” (Extract from judgment below) With the new […]
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