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October 17, 2019

Security complexes and fibre – You can use Telkom ducting after all

“Reliable electronic communications go beyond just benefiting the commercial interest of licensees to the detriment of ownership of property. The statute [Electronic Communications Act] is designed […]
October 17, 2019

Dementia and incapacity: What is a power of attorney and is it forever?

“The number of cases of dementia is estimated to almost triple by 2050” (World Health Organisation) Although the actual prevalence per capita of dementia is reportedly […]
October 17, 2019

Landlord vs tenant: When can you cut electricity or change the locks?

“Spoliation is the wrongful deprivation of another’s right of possession. The aim of spoliation is to prevent self-help. It seeks to prevent people from taking the […]
September 6, 2019

Your website of the month: Video guides to starting your own business

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” (Laozi) Many of us dream of starting up our own thriving businesses. But it’s an […]
September 6, 2019

Home builders – Your contractor must register with the NHBRC

“…the Act is consumer-protection legislation designed to offer protection against incompetent builders and the construction of homes having structural defects” (extract from judgment below) In order […]
September 6, 2019

What is poor work performance? A case of missed sales targets

“…the employer has a duty to investigate all possible alternatives short of dismissal, and this duty accords with the onus of proving the fairness of the […]
September 6, 2019

Property: Are verbal agreements valid?

“A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on” (Samuel Goldwyn) Verbal agreements in South Africa are generally as binding and valid as written ones. […]
September 6, 2019

Your Will: What you can and can’t do

 “Where there’s a will, I want to be in it” (Anon) Your will (“Last Will and Testament”) is quite possibly the most important document you will […]
August 7, 2019

Your website of the month: Left money in a South African will but living overseas?

What happens if you want to access a South African bequest overseas? BizNews gives you a step-by-step breakdown of how to go about it, depending on […]
August 7, 2019

How to stop vital evidence being destroyed

“Surprise the enemy” (Sun Tzu in ‘Art of War’) You suspect that someone you are suing (or about to sue) will destroy or hide vital evidence […]
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