Supreme Court of Appeal

March 12, 2020

Watch what you say on WhatsApp – The case of the R20m lottery win and the R1m “offer”

WhatsApp comes with a host of business and personal benefits, and its use is growing exponentially here as in the rest of the world. Which brings […]
December 3, 2019

Property sales and trusts: Demand proof of trustee authority

“If you want to make your house easy to sell, make it easy to buy” (Anon) You are overjoyed at receiving a good offer for your […]
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 […]
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

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 […]
December 5, 2018

Lending to a friend or selling property on credit – Must you register as a credit provider?

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be for loan oft loses both itself and friend” (Shakespeare) It seems logical that the very strong consumer protections in […]
January 12, 2018

Plot-and-Plan: Great option, just beware the building deadline

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore” (Mark Twain) Buying a house is an important and exciting experience.  One of the first decisions you must make […]
June 5, 2017

WILL YOUR ANC PROTECT TRUST ASSETS ON DIVORCE?

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision illustrates once again how essential it is, before getting married, to have your lawyer structure your antenuptial contract […]
March 3, 2017

THE SIMPLE MISTAKE THAT COST A 10% COMMISSION

There’s many a slip “twixt the cup and the lip” (very wise old proverb)   A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) case shows yet again […]
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