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May 6, 2015

WHEN CIPC DEREGISTERS YOUR COMPANY …

If, for whatever reason, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) did not receive your company (or CC)’s annual return on due date, it will assume […]
May 6, 2015

UNMARRIED FATHERS: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

When and how does a child’s unmarried biological father acquire full parental rights and responsibilities?  A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision illustrates. Out of […]
May 6, 2015

DRIVERS: PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN!

From 30 April any “infant” under the age of three travelling in your car must be seated on “an appropriate child restraint”. For more on choosing […]
April 9, 2015

NEGOTIATE BEFORE YOU CONSIDER LITIGATION

Litigation, by its very nature, is a lengthy, costly and emotionally draining exercise. While the actual financial cost of a court case is in itself often […]
April 9, 2015

CO-OWNERSHIP OF LAND

The word “co-ownership” in relation to land means that two or more persons own land simultaneously in undivided shares. A share in land does not represent, […]
April 9, 2015

THE NEW TRANSFER DUTY RATES: WILL YOU PAY LESS, OR MORE?

In a nutshell, the transfer duty tax breaks announced in Budget 2015 will reduce costs for most middle-income households but will increase costs of property transactions […]
April 9, 2015

1 MAY AND THE NEW BBBEE CODES – WHAT YOU SHOULD DO NOW

The new BBBEE Codes of Good Practice are due to come into effect on 1 May. There has (at date of writing) been much speculation around […]
April 9, 2015

DIRECT MARKETERS HASSLING YOU? HERE’S HOW TO OPT-OUT

If you are inundated with unwanted direct marketing phone calls, SMSes, spam emails and junk mail, you can either contact each sender directly to request removal […]
March 12, 2015

“WHEN THE EMAIL IS DEADLIER THAN THE MAIL”: WATCH WHAT YOU E-AGREE TO!

“The email of the species is deadlier than the mail.” (Stephen Fry) Last month we discussed the need for a “non-variation” clause in every agreement you […]
March 12, 2015

HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS: ARE YOU STILL AT RISK ON INSOLVENCY?

Here’s a scenario that is unfortunately a real risk these days – You are a member of a Home Owners Association (HOA), Your HOA is struggling […]
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