LEVIES – WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF? – Marisa Ackhurst The collection of levies in sectional title schemes and who the party is that should be held responsible for the payment thereof is a relevant question in today’s life. Sectional title homeowners (those owning townhouses, complexes or flats), is charged a levy...Read More
EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES: CAN WE AGREE THAT THIS IS NO LONGER WORKING OUT? – Ané Kotzé The working relationship, much like every other relationship, has its ups and downs, and can be terminated by either party. This begs the question – if normal relationships can reach an amicable mutual termination, why can’t working relationships...Read More
HOW TO OVERCOME ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICES – Zinta Heunis We are currently living in a time where human activity has a dominant influence on the environment and climate change. Recorded environmental injustices started in the 1960’s when toxic waste was dumped in poor and mostly African-American communities in America. Studies were made about these injustices...Read More
THE SHERIFF CAN HUFF AND PUFF, BUT CAN HE BLOW YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE DOWN? – Karolien van Wyk On 17 November 2017 the amendments to the Rules regulating the conduct of proceedings in the High Courts and Magistrates’ Courts of South Africa were published in the Government Gazette. These amendments came into effect on 22...Read More
SEXUAL HARASSMENT UNDER THE MISTLETOE – Ané Kotzé It’s that time of the year again – the time for secret Santa presents, office parties and Christmas dinners. There is no doubt that it is a very exciting time of the year (it’s just a shame that some forms of excitement are unwanted). So if your...Read More
A CALL TO FATHERS – Melcom Oosthuizen According to the recent STATS SA “Survey of Activities of Young People” dated 16 March 2017, the percentages relating to the presence of parents in the household is quite alarming. According to the study, the figures are as follows: 34,5% of households are headed by both parents; 36,7%...Read More
THE RIGHT TO AMEND YOUR GENDER EVEN IF YOU WERE MARRIED AS A DIFFERENT GENDER – Karolien van Wyk On 6 September 2017, the Honourable Mr Justice Binns-Ward of the High Court of South Africa, Western Cape Division, handed down judgment in the case of KOS and others v the Minister of Home Affairs...Read More
OUR HERITAGE: FRAGMENTS OF OUR TRUE SELF – Jacques Brits “A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational and economic legacies – All of the things that quite literally make us who we are” – Steve Berry On 24 September 2017, the diverse people of...Read More
RENTAL HOME IMPROVEMENTS: WOMEN STANDING UP FOR THEMSELVES – HJD Robertson Margaret Thatcher said: “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” In South African law a landlord may decide whether he or she wants to rely on specific performance or claim for damages in instances where a...Read More
FIRING THE LAST SHOT IN A CONTRACTUAL DISPUTE – Chazanne Grobler Most contracts come about after very long deliberations and negotiations. What happens in the instance where the contracting parties, after various offers and counter-offers, start executing without signing a contract? Was there a meeting of the minds to determine that a contract has...Read More
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