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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 […]
July 4, 2013

THE JULY WEBSITES: ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR? AND 10 MISTAKES TO AVOID

“SMEs have been identified globally as the key drivers of creating wealth, reducing poverty and facilitating jobs. In South Africa, it is reported that SMEs contribute […]
June 11, 2013

ON COURT-ANNEXED & PRIVATE MEDIATION

The draft Court Rules for court-annexed mediation has been published for comment and will be finalised soon. Implementation thereof in certain magistrates courts is planned for […]
June 11, 2013

ON COURT-ANNEXED & PRIVATE MEDIATION

The draft Court Rules for court-annexed mediation has been published for comment and will be finalised soon. Implementation thereof in certain magistrates courts is planned for […]
June 11, 2013

THE DEMOLITION DANGER: BUILDING WITHOUT APPROVED PLANS

A new High Court decision highlights once again the need to have your building plans approved before you build. The saga starts… This story begins way […]
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