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September 6, 2018

How do you resolve disputes?

READ OUR RECOMMENDATION! All disagreements and disputes can be resolved through honest negotiations rather than through time consuming and costly litigation. The manner in which you […]
September 6, 2018

Buying your first house – An action plan

“Buy land – they’ve stopped making it” (Mark Twain) So you’ve decided to buy your first house – exciting! There’s nothing like owning and living in […]
September 6, 2018

Do you need a will?

“A man who dies without a will has lawyers for his heirs” (Anon) It’s natural not to want to make plans for our own mortality, but […]
August 6, 2018

Lending money repayable “on demand”: Beware prescription!

“…prescription started its deadly trudge on the day the loan at issue in these proceedings was advanced” (extract from judgment below) You will know that most […]
August 6, 2018

Property scams – Beware (cyber) wolves in sheep’s clothing!

Cybercrime levels are surging, and it didn’t take the scammers long to figure out that when you buy and sell property you become a prime target […]
August 6, 2018

Suing your security company: The case of a burgled butchery

“Somewhat ironically, given the fact that the phrase “not a sausage” is originally derived from the Cockney rhyming slang “sausages and mash” meaning “cash”, they got […]
August 6, 2018

Your body corporate and arrear levies: To sequestrate or not to sequestrate?

“…aye, there’s the rub” (Shakespeare) Levies are the lifeblood of a sectional title scheme, and the Body Corporate has a duty to recover arrears from defaulting […]
July 2, 2018

Suing an insolvent debtor – Can you recover from his trust?

Your debtor owes you a fortune, but when his estate is sequestrated there is nothing in his own name. However you find out that he is […]
July 2, 2018

Depressed and dismissed – A hard lesson for a hard employer

A recent Labour Court decision shows how dangerous it is as an employer, when attempting to dismiss an employee, not to draw a clear distinction between […]
July 2, 2018

Changing your surname – Your choices on marriage, divorce and widowhood

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet” (Shakespeare) You cannot lawfully use any surname in South […]
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