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March 12, 2015

DRONING ON ….. NEW REGULATIONS “IN THE WINGS”

Lawfully or not, we South Africans are, it seems, increasingly buying and using drones for a whole host of purposes – amidst conflicting reports as to […]
February 2, 2015

CONTRACTS: LEAVE NO SHADOW OF A DOUBT

Contracts should always contain a “non-variation” clause providing that no variation of the agreement is of any force or effect unless it is in writing and […]
February 2, 2015

STRUGGLING TO EVICT A “COMMERCIAL” OCCUPANT? DON’T STRESS ABOUT PIE

A recent Constitutional Court judgment highlights a fundamental difference in the legal protections afforded to two types of unlawful occupant – Residential occupants: Occupants residing on […]
February 2, 2015

BUREAUCRATS AND BRICK WALLS: FIGHT BACK!

“Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve” […]
January 13, 2015

BEWARE PRESCRIPTION: THE TALE OF THE “WATERTIGHT CASE” THAT DIED A SAD AND SUDDEN DEATH

“Sad is the day when a party with a watertight case comes to court and he is stopped in his tracks by a sudden death due […]
January 13, 2015

TAX PENALTIES: WHAT MUST SARS PROVE?

SARS has the power to impose severe penalties on any taxpayer failing to declare or pay taxes in accordance with law. For example, in a case […]
January 13, 2015

PROPERTY SALES: DON’T BE AN UNREGISTERED CREDIT PROVIDER!

Be careful when buying and selling property that you aren’t held to have lent more than R500,000 to the other party.  As a recent High Court […]
December 2, 2014

“AGREE, FOR THE LAW IS COSTLY”: USE THE NEW MEDIATION RULES

“Agree, for the law is costly” (old proverb) Our justice system has just taken an exciting new step towards broadening access to justice.  From 1 December […]
December 2, 2014

THE GOLF ESTATE RULES THAT SENT A ST BERNARD TO THE DOGHOUSE

“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs” (Aldous Huxley) Living in a residential estate means submitting yourself to all rules […]
December 2, 2014

PROPERTY SELLERS AND ALIEN INVADERS: YOUR NEW DUTY TO DISCLOSE

 “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All […]
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