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 […]
July 2, 2018

How to escape from a property suretyship

“Suretyship is the precursor of ruin” (Thales of Miletus, one of the Seven Sages of Ancient Greece) As the philosopher and mathematician Thales pointed out two […]
June 12, 2018

Lessons for your business: How does the world’s most successful company keep growing?

Amazon is now regarded as the best company in the world – its market capitalisation is approaching R800 billion and its founder Jeff Bezos is the […]
June 12, 2018

What happens if you cancel your lease early?

“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” (Wise old adage) You sign a two year lease for a nice little apartment (or a large […]
June 12, 2018

Life partners: Beware the “Common law marriage” myth!

“The general rule of our law is that cohabitation does not give rise to special legal consequences, no matter how long the relationship has endured” (From […]
June 12, 2018

Declaration of international mediators: How can we use this?

On 28 May 2018 the International Academy of Mediators held a conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.  The conference discussed how we, as mediators, can look outward and […]
May 24, 2018

Selling your property? There might be some costs you are not aware of

If you are selling property in South Africa, check what costs you have to pay, and whether they are applicable to you: Bond cancellation costs Cancellation […]
May 9, 2018


Which one of Africa’s top predators (lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs and hyenas) do you think is the most successful hunter? Answers: Africa’s top five predators […]
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