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May 15, 2019

Expats and employers: Plan now for the new Expat Tax changes

“An income tax form is like a laundry list – either way you lose your shirt” (Comedian Fred Allen) This article is important to you if […]
May 15, 2019

Property buyers: There’s a new deduction from Interest earned on your deposit

When you buy property, the sale agreement often provides for you to pay a deposit (normally 10% of the sale price) to the conveyancer (the attorney […]
May 15, 2019

Security estates: Can you fine speedsters?

“When the [property owners] chose to purchase property within the estate and become members of the Association, they agreed to be bound by its rules” (extract […]
April 3, 2019

Small Claims Courts – From 1 April you can sue for up to R20,000

The monetary jurisdiction of Small Claims Courts has been increased from R15,000 to R20,000 from 1 April 2019. Not all claims can be pursued in a […]
April 3, 2019

Neighbours building? Know your rights re plan approval

“You can be a good neighbour only if you have good neighbours” (Howard Koch, “Invasion from Mars” author) Your neighbours apply to the municipality for approval […]
April 3, 2019

Your dog, cat or cow (even your bees) could cost you millions

“Ignorance is  Dangerous” (Internet meme) Our law will generally hold you liable for damages only if someone else can prove that you caused them loss/damage/injury through […]
April 3, 2019

Losing your licence with AARTO demerits: More danger than you thought, and the wheels are turning

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe […]
March 6, 2019

Traffic fines and admissions of guilt – Will they earn you a criminal record?

“We must not make a scarecrow of the law” (Shakespeare) A criminal record, even for a minor offence from decades back, comes with very serious and […]
March 6, 2019

Property buyers: Beware unlawful occupiers!

“The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell” (Sir John Templeton, […]
March 6, 2019

Trustees at war: The removal remedy and its limits

“Animosity and difference of opinion are not sufficient to have a trustee removed from office and/or for the majority of trustees to unilaterally force another to […]
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