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March 3, 2017

THE SIMPLE MISTAKE THAT COST A 10% COMMISSION

There’s many a slip “twixt the cup and the lip” (very wise old proverb)   A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) case shows yet again […]
March 3, 2017

FACEBOOK REVENGE: THE DEFAMATION DANGER

“Good name in man and woman… is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse steals trash… but he that filches from me my […]
March 3, 2017

HOW AND WHEN TO USE THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT

The small claims court (SCC) is for anyone who wants to institute a minor civil claim against someone else. You can also claim against companies and […]
March 3, 2017

OUR MARCH QUIZ 2017

What is the largest country in Africa? A. Botswana? B. Algeria? C. Chad? D. Nigeria? The correct answer is: B. Algeria (Sudan was the biggest country in Africa until […]
March 2, 2017

CO-OWNING PROPERTY WITH SOMEONE ELSE: THE UPS AND DOWNS

What is co-ownership? Co-ownership is when one or more people jointly own the same property. In essence, it is when they legally share ownership without dividing […]
February 7, 2017

OUR FEBRUARY QUIZ 2017

Who is credited with having said these words? “I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or […]
February 6, 2017

BUYING AND SELLING PROPERTY: WHO PAYS THE TAXMAN?

Note: What follows is of necessity just a general summary of some complex provisions, there are various exemptions and exceptions (such as possible zero-rating of going concern […]
February 6, 2017

BARKING DOGS DRIVING YOU BATTY? NOISY NEIGHBOURS AND THE INTERDICT OPTION

“Nuisance usually involves repeated infringement of the Plaintiff’s property rights. An objective weighing up of the interests of the various parties, taking into account all the […]
February 6, 2017

RENTING PROPERTY TO FOREIGNERS

Renting property in South Africa is a straightforward process. The country has a vast selection of rental accommodation including bachelor flats in apartment blocks, Victorian cottages, […]
February 6, 2017

CITY’S WMD PROJECT TO SOLVE VARIOUS DOMESTIC WATER-RELATED PROBLEMS

The City of Cape Town has been reaching out to indigent households with high water arrears. Properties valued at R300 000 or less qualify automatically, as do […]
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