January 12, 2018

When crime doesn’t pay: VAT fraudsters behind bars for 25 years

“The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall” (Denis Healey) In a strong warning to would-be tax fraudsters, the […]
December 5, 2017

Selling property this Festive Season? 3 Tips for a smooth transfer

The Festive Season can be a great time to sell property, and to buy it.  Warm weather, sunny gardens and bright rooms, lots of holidaying visitors, […]
December 5, 2017

It’s wedding season! Here’s why you need an ANC (Whether you marry here or overseas)

“He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot” (Douglas Adams) Note:  Although by way of example […]
December 5, 2017

Don’t drink and drive! The legal limits, the risks, and advice if arrested

With stats showing that at least 50% of road deaths are alcohol-related, the authorities will no doubt ensure that once again the Festive Season is also […]
November 8, 2017

Child maintenance in arrears? The contempt of court enforcement option

“It has regrettably become all too common in divorce litigation that allegations are traded back and forth between the parties, with scant regard for the obligation […]
November 8, 2017

Creditors and debtors: Important new prescription judgment

“Running into debt isn’t so bad. It’s running into creditors that hurts” (Unknown) Debts prescribe (become uncollectable) after a specified period of time – 3 years […]
November 8, 2017

Closing down the guesthouse next door: Notes for owners and neighbours

“You can be a good neighbour only if you have good neighbours” (Howard E. Koch, playwright) You decide – for whatever reason – that your neighbour’s […]
October 10, 2017

Do you need an “Advance Directive” or a “Living Will”?

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome” (Isaac Asimov) If you don’t want to be kept artificially alive – without your consent […]
October 10, 2017

Small businesses and POPI: not crying wolf this time?

“Crying wolf is a real danger” (David Attenborough) POPI (the Protection of Personal Information Act) will provide welcome protection for our personal information – our names, […]
October 10, 2017

How the “Historical Rates” judgment affects you

“It is declared that, upon transfer of a property, a new owner is not liable for debts arising before transfer from the charge upon the property […]
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