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January 14, 2014

TENANT AND LANDLORD: WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS?

Sandra would like to move into her own place but like many people she is unsure what a lease is and what responsibilities it will place […]
January 14, 2014

SALE OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AND THE NATIONAL CREDIT ACT

It often happens during a sale of immovable property that the parties agree to a deferred payment of the purchase price. The purchaser will then pay […]
January 14, 2014

SLOW DOWN THERE, SPEEDY

It’s a classic scenario: Mandie is cruising along at 31 km/h over the speed limit in an attempt to keep up with the rest of the […]
December 3, 2013

BUSINESS RESCUE: ARE SURETIES AT RISK?

“With surety stronger than Achilles’ arm” (Shakespeare) Creditors of a company in business rescue can, per a recent High Court decision, still sue the sureties.  Although […]
December 3, 2013

ALCOHOL AND YOUR EMPLOYEES: A TOXIC MIX WITH A TWIST OF LAW

The “Silly Season” is upon us, and as always alcohol will play a big part in many of the festivities. But as a responsible employer what […]
December 3, 2013

ESTATE AGENT’S COMMISSION: “EFFECTIVE CAUSE” IS NOT ENOUGH

Both property sellers and estate agents need to know the downside of not recording, clearly and in writing, the exact circumstances in which a seller must […]
November 15, 2013

IS YOUR ATTORNEY GIVING YOU THE OPTION OF MEDIATION?

Most individuals and companies are contracting on a daily basis, buying or selling, leasing etc. Often these agreements are broken. When this happens to you, what […]
November 5, 2013

THE NEW B-BBEE THRESHOLDS, CODES AND PENALTIES: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Every South African business will be affected by the pending new amendments to the B-BBEE (Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment) Act, and by the new Codes […]
November 5, 2013

BAD NEIGHBOURS, UNLAWFUL BUILDING, AND THE DEMOLITION REMEDY

“A bad neighbour is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage” (Hesiod, 700 BC) Bad neighbours have it seems been troubling […]
November 5, 2013

IT’S WEDDING SEASON, BUT BEFORE YOU TIE THE KNOT…

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards” (Benjamin Franklin) Whether or not you elect to follow the second part of Ben Franklin’s advice, […]
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