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August 7, 2013

BUSINESS PLANNING

Owning a business requires careful succession planning and is part of your estate planning as you have to determine who will succeed you or who will […]
August 7, 2013

WHY YOU MUST MAKE A WILL NOW!

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now” (Wise advice for procrastinators from ancient China) It’s easy […]
August 7, 2013

BE CAREFUL SIGNING SURETYSHIPS! AND WHAT TO DO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

R16,6m – that’s how much (plus interest and costs) the High Court recently ordered two sureties to cough up in their personal capacities.  The sureties had, […]
July 4, 2013

COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES REVISITED

On the sale of immovable property a number of compliance certificates are required either by law or as a matter of standard practice. The Occupational Health […]
July 4, 2013

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION?

You’re not alone if you think mediation is just a variation of litigation, just as arbitration.  Most people, even some attorneys, don’t know what the distinction […]
July 4, 2013

INSURANCE: THE RISK OF NOT REPORTING

Having your insurance claim repudiated is particularly galling if you’ve been meticulously paying out hefty premiums for years.  But take care to comply strictly with all […]
July 4, 2013

OWNERS ASSOCIATION LEVIES: “NO BENEFIT, NO PAY”?

No way!  As a member of an Owners Association (“Home Owners Association” if it’s a residential property development), you have almost certainly contracted in your purchase […]
July 4, 2013

MINORITY SHAREHOLDERS: YOUR PROTECTION FROM OPPRESSION

How do you as a minority shareholder protect yourself from abuse of position by directors who were voted in by the majority shareholders?  You can’t vote […]
July 4, 2013

STRIKE VIOLENCE: TRADE UNION IN TROUBLE

“The time has come in our labour relations history that trade unions should be held accountable for the actions of their members. For too long trade […]
July 4, 2013

BONDHOLDERS: CAN YOUR DEBTOR DELAY LIQUIDATION?

Debtors faced with liquidation often ask their creditors for time to realise their assets “to best advantage” rather than by “forced sale”.  But per a recent […]
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