July 3, 2019

Property transfers and trust account theft: A R720,000 warning

“The issue of whether a conveyancing attorney receives the money as the agent of the seller, or of the purchaser, or of both, or as trustee […]
June 6, 2019

The story of the orphaned only child, his greedy uncle and his brave aunt

After Siphe’s father died, he was taken in by his paternal aunt Bulelwa, living in her crowded shack in Delft.  Xolani, Siphe’s paternal younger uncle muscled […]
June 6, 2019

You signed a Property Sale Agreement, can you still accept a better offer?

You put your property on the market and an acceptable but not-perfect offer comes in. On the “a bird in the hand is worth two in […]
June 6, 2019

Directors at war and the liquidation option – A tale of sibling rivalry

“Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules” (F. Scott Fitzgerald) A company’s directors have both the power and the duty to […]
June 6, 2019

Are your suretyships enforceable? A R5.5m lesson for directors and creditors

“Some people use one-half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it” (George Prentice, newspaper editor and author) You are […]
June 6, 2019

Equal pay for equal work – Can you differentiate without unfairly discriminating?

“Prohibition of unfair discrimination: No person may unfairly discriminate, directly or indirectly, against an employee, in any employment policy or practice, on one or more grounds, […]
June 6, 2019

Your website of the month: Coming soon – More courts offering mediation options

“Agree, for the law is costly” (wise old proverb) The cost, delay and risk of contested litigation sometimes makes it sensible to rather try to resolve […]
May 15, 2019

Your website and video of the month: Before you enter an Uber…

Ridesharing services like Uber are convenient and popular, but you will have read of the “fake Uber” attacks and other safety concerns so on the principle […]
May 15, 2019

Accidentally paid the wrong person? Lessons from a R862k banking app error

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” (Economist Milton Friedman) In these days of online banking and electronic payment, it’s not uncommon to find out […]
May 15, 2019

Estate agents: Securing your trade secrets (and your commission)

“In short, it [a Fidelity Fund Certificate] is a licence to practice without which you cannot practice.” (Extract from judgment below) As an estate agent you […]
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