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 […]
February 6, 2019

Proving your claim in a liquidation or sequestration: When you should, and when you shouldn’t

“A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy” (Publilius Syrus, Roman writer) You are owed money by a debtor, whose “insolvent estate” is […]
February 6, 2019

Buying your first home with a government subsidy

Note: If you earn over R22k p.m. (the subsidy threshold) or aren’t personally in the market for a house in the “affordable housing” bracket, please think […]
February 6, 2019

Property owners, buyers and agents: Check for the title deeds before 25 February!

“Time is of the essence” (legal phrase meaning ‘speed is essential, there’s a deadline, this is an emergency, hurry up, do it now’ – The Phrase […]
January 9, 2019

Property developers beware: Deemed accruals can seriously disrupt your cash flow

“Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it’s the lifeblood of business” (Richard Branson) A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment has confirmed […]
January 9, 2019

Paternity leave and minimum wages – How will the new laws affect you?

Employers and employees need to know about four new Acts which will usher in important changes to our labour laws. The summary below is a short […]
January 9, 2019

Beware the building deadlines when buying-to-build

Here’s yet another warning from our courts to take seriously the building deadlines commonly imposed on buyers of plots in residential estates. Failure to comply with […]
January 9, 2019

Your website of the month: “Ready, steady, loadshed!”

Media reports suggest that loadshedding is likely to be with us for some time yet, and whether you happen to be at work or at home […]
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