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August 5, 2015

POPI: DON’T PANIC!

“Don’t Panic” (Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) Almost every business in South Africa will be affected by POPI (the Protection of Personal Information Act), […]
July 7, 2015

SELLING YOUR HOUSE? CHOOSE YOUR OWN CONVEYANCER

For most people, your house is your most important asset.  So when you sell it (or any other property for that matter), it is absolutely critical […]
July 7, 2015

MORTGAGES AND SECURITISATIONS: CRUCIAL NEWS FROM GRAHAMSTOWN

Securitisation is becoming a huge issue all around the world. A case currently in front of the Grahamstown court has highlighted this practice among banks in […]
July 7, 2015

EMPLOYERS: IMPORTANT BREAKS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

“…..we believe that the SME sector is critical in stimulating economic development, and that it is also a pivotal area in terms of innovation, skills development, […]
July 7, 2015

SARS: (TAX) CRIME DOESN’T PAY!

“The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government” (Barry M. Goldwater) SARS it seems retains a much higher enforcement capability than […]
June 4, 2015

LANDLORDS: CAN YOU SWITCH OFF YOUR DEFAULTING TENANT’S LIGHTS?

Your tenant isn’t paying rent and refuses to move out – can you turn the electricity off? First – commercial or residential? The judgment discussed in […]
June 4, 2015

SELLING A BUSINESS WITH GOODWILL: BEWARE THIS IMPLIED PROHIBITION

When you sell a business including its “goodwill”, you will likely be prevented from opening up in competition with your old business by a “restraint of […]
June 4, 2015

RENTING IN A COMPLEX? READ THE RULES!

“….. parties are free to contract as they please. The law permits perfect freedom of contract. Parties are left to make their own agreements, and whatever […]
June 4, 2015

ARE THERE LIMITATIONS ON OWNERSHIP RIGHTS?

It is a recognised principle of property law that ownership does not confer absolute and unlimited entitlement on the owner, but that various limitations exist in […]
May 6, 2015

YOUR HOUSE IN A FAMILY TRUST: WHAT HAPPENS TO IT ON DIVORCE?

“….. trust assets held by a trustee in trust, do not form part of the personal property of such trustee as a matter of law” (extract […]
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