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November 5, 2014

ATTACKING A TRUST (AND DEFENDING IT)

“Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack” (Sun Tzu)  It’s an all-too-common scenario.  When you try to recover your money from […]
November 5, 2014

DEVELOPERS: REGISTER OR REGRET!

Residential property developers need to note the recent Constitutional Court judgment confirming that you must register with the NHBRC (National Home Builder’s Registration Council) before you […]
November 5, 2014

PROPERTY BUYERS: DON’T PAY THE SELLER’S OLD RATES WITHOUT LEGAL ADVICE!

You buy your dream house but are shocked to learn that (a) the seller still owes the municipality for old rates and taxes and (b) you […]
October 8, 2014

HOUSES: TRANSFER TRUMPS INTENTION

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward” (Vernon Law) Never assume that you have any rights to a property […]
October 8, 2014

MIXED USE PROPERTIES: WHAT RATES MUST YOU PAY?

Municipalities may levy rates on properties by valuing them and then applying a rate to them based on categories of permitted or actual usage, with “residential” […]
October 8, 2014

DIRECTORS: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND YOUR INCREASED PERSONAL LIABILITY RISK

Government and our courts are serious about protecting the environment, and NEMA (the National Environmental Management Act) is being strictly enforced. A new amendment to NEMA […]
October 8, 2014

WHISTLE(BLOWING) WHILE YOU WORK

“The fostering of a culture of disclosure is a constitutional imperative as it is at the heart of the fundamental principles aimed at the achievement of […]
October 8, 2014

THE OCTOBER WEBSITE: HOW TO REDUCE THE PAIN OF QUEUING AT SARS

You can these days make your life a lot easier by interacting with SARS online for many things, but occasionally a personal visit to a physical […]
October 8, 2014

IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS: TWO REQUIREMENTS POSTPONED, BUT APPLY NOW

Home Affairs have announced a postponement to 1 June 2015 of two of the new rules relating to children, namely the Unabridged Birth Certificate requirement and […]
October 8, 2014

DEVELOPERS: NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY CONSTRUCTION REGULATIONS

Anyone involved in construction work, including developers and other “clients”, “designers” (architects, engineers, interior designers etc) and contractors, should familiarise themselves with the Department of Labour’s […]
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