By Olga Makhuvha Are you buying your dream house? If yes, this what you need know about the costs. It’s not only about the price tag of the property that you have to pay. Here is what you need to know about the cost. Once you find your dream home, and put in an offer...Read More
Admission of guilt fines are often given to people who have committed a less serious offence, such fines also assist in reducing the backlog in our overloaded court system as once it is paid the person does not have to appear in court. Should you ever be in this situation it is advisable to speak...Read More
By Tjaart de Beer As of 1 June 2020, South Africa has been under lockdown due to the COVID-19 Corona virus for 67 days. During this period there has been varying degrees of lockdown enforced and announced by the South African government. These degrees are translated in terms of different alert levels as per the...Read More
South Africa has been experiencing very slow economic growth and international rating agencies have subsequently downgraded South Africa’s investment outlook to “junk status”. This, and a myriad of other factors, have negatively impacted South African businesses, especially small and medium business enterprises. Many of these struggling enterprises are now at a crossroads: do they continue...Read More
Your landlord sold the property that you are currently renting, what now? In this typical situation the lease agreement between the tenant and landlord will take precedence over the sale and the clause “huur gaat voor koop” will be in force. What this clause entails is that the lease takes precedence over the sale of...Read More
The joy that comes with being a parent is unexplainable, but for some this joy may be short lived. Having a child out of wedlock and/or with parents having separated may lead to challenges and frustration for many unmarried fathers. In this articles, I address the questions and incorrect myths about the rights of an...Read More
On 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide 21-day lockdown, which was extended by a further two weeks on 9 April 2020.On 30 March 2020, Social Services Minister Lindiwe Zulu issued Directions in terms of Regulation 10(5) of the Regulations made under Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Measures...Read More
In the Edcon Ltd case, an employee was dismissed for making a racist comment on Facebook. The employee had posted a message on Facebook referring to the government as “monkeys” shortly after watching Carte Blanche regarding the reshuffling of Cabinet. Her Facebook page identified her as an employee of Edcon Ltd (the Company). A complaint...Read More
As of 1 January 2020, the new parental law pertaining to leave came into effect.Prior to this law, new parents, excluding mothers, had to use their annual leave or family responsibility leave when fathering a child, adopting a child or if they assisted as a surrogate. The Labour Laws Amendment Act of 2018 amended Basic...Read More
In recent years the internet has transformed the commercial landscape and redefined the way we do business. The movement away from traditional paper and ink has led to the electronification of everything, including the conclusion of contracts. Online shopping, signing up for Uber, creating a Facebook profile – all subject to the familiar “I have...Read More
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