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May 28, 2013

PREGNANT, UNMARRIED – AND DISMISSED

“There are 368 000 women between the ages of 15 and 21 with a baby under the age of two. 88% of them are single. (AMPS […]
May 28, 2013

DIRECTOR OR EMPLOYEE? APPLY THE “REALITY TEST”

Are directors employees? The question is an important one because our labour laws, particularly the Labour Relations Act, provide substantial protection only for “employees”. Now our […]
May 28, 2013

TRUSTS – A HEALTH WARNING

Trusts can be extremely useful tools in estate and tax planning (and for protection of your assets from life’s misadventures), but they come with a health […]
May 28, 2013

ACT NOW OR FOREVER LOSE THY PROPERTY TAX BREAK

Your home, and the tax break If you hold a residential property in the name of a company, CC or trust read on. You have a […]
May 28, 2013

CHILD MAINTENANCE – WHO IS LIABLE (AND WHO ISN’T)?

When you need financial help to support your child, who can be forced to contribute?A recent High Court judgment, which has received extensive media attention because […]
May 28, 2013

4 YEAR BATTLE RESOLVED IN 1 DAY

Earlier this year I was instructed to attempt to mediate a long running litigation matter. This was my first opportunity to mediate in a dispute where […]
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 […]
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