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May 28, 2013

PROPERTY: THE PITFALLS OF JOINT OWNERSHIP

Couples (married and unmarried) often decide to buy their home and/or other property jointly. It may seem like the common sense thing to do, but there […]
May 28, 2013

SARS – NEW SEARCH AND SEIZURE POWERS

The powers … SARS has a powerful new weapon. The Tax Administration Act (TAA), which has just come into effect, allows SARS to “search and seize” […]
May 28, 2013

SICK NOTES FROM A SANGOMA – ARE THEY VALID?

A recent decision A recent decision of the Labour Appeal Court has been misinterpreted by some as meaning that employers must now unconditionally grant their employees […]
May 28, 2013

LOSS OF SUPPORT CLAIMS: UNMARRIED COUPLES COME IN FROM THE COLD

The loss of support claim If the breadwinner in your family is killed or injured as a result of another person’s wrongdoing, you can claim for […]
May 28, 2013

BEACH ACCESS BLOCKED? DEVELOPERS AND RIGHTS OF WAY

Beachgoers – your rightsEver since you (and your grandparents, and indeed everyone else in the area) can remember, you have all freely accessed the local beach […]
May 28, 2013

WHY DO LITIGATION ATTORNEYS MEDIATE?

At a recent RICS (www.rics.com) meeting held in Cape Town, a well-respected mediator in the engineering field asked the presenters, John Fletcher and adv. Jacques Joubert […]
May 28, 2013

AMNESTY TRANSFERS: SUBSTITUTION OF DEBTOR UNDER A BOND: WHEN? WHY?

Some Banks seem to have taken advantage of the Amnesty/Moratorium transfers (allowed by SARS in terms of Schedule 8 of the Income Tax Act) in order […]
May 27, 2013

BUILDING A HOME IN 2013? DON’T LOSE YOUR DEFECT COVER!

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to build your own dream home, know that you have strong statutory protections against poor workmanship and structural […]
May 27, 2013

MEDIATION AS A LAST-DITCH ATTEMPT

(“Last Ditch Attempt” – to make a desperate final attempt. The expression alludes to the military sense of last ditch, “the last line of defence.”) Mediators […]
May 27, 2013

SELLERS, APPOINT YOUR OWN CONVEYANCER!

When you sell your property, it‘s your prerogative as Seller to appoint the Conveyancer to attend to the transfer. And it’s important that you appoint an […]
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