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May 6, 2020

The admissibility of opinion evidence

In general, the admissibility of evidence is dependent on whether the evidence is relevant to a fact in issue in the case.  In DPP v Kilbourne the court held […]
May 6, 2020

Lockdown regulations for shared parenthood

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 […]
May 6, 2020

The professional gravity of personal social media use

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 […]
May 6, 2020

Locked down during the pandemic: How to make a will and get it witnessed

The last few weeks have seen huge changes in the way we live our lives. The demand for wills has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, which […]
April 15, 2020

The Dawn of a Shared Age in Real Estate

“…we may be about to see a shift of generational proportions toward [an]… array of real estate demands, ironically induced – at least partially – by […]
April 15, 2020

Think twice before you simply accept those Ts & Cs

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 […]
April 15, 2020

What happens when my employer goes bankrupt?

In the light of the grave impact that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has on the global economy and the brutal reality that businesses and companies might not […]
April 15, 2020

Impact of the Coronavirus on contractual obligations

The novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has caused major disruptions worldwide since its outbreak in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The virus has also recently […]
March 26, 2020

COVID-19 outbreak – contingency measures

Dear valued client, As you are aware, we are currently facing an unprecedented pandemic in light of the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. On 23 March […]
February 3, 2020

It’s not all fun and games with holiday homes

Finding a holiday home isn’t as simple as choosing your favourite holiday spot and packing your bags. With the festive season around the corner, the urge to buy a holiday […]
February 3, 2020

How to improve employment relationships

For a business to grow, it is ideal to remember that your team consists of more than just you and your needs. An employment relationship is […]
February 3, 2020

Steps that lead to competitive intelligence

Your business may not be the only one in its industry but that does not mean it should not be one of the best. Researching, learning, […]
February 3, 2020

5 Ways to improve supply chain management

Supply chain management is the flow that businesses follow when planning, creating and executing their product. This begins at obtaining the product’s raw materials and carrying […]
January 30, 2020

Should South Africa allow a right of appeal from Small Claims Court?

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (“the Constitution”) does not explicitly provide for a right of appeal from a Small Claims Court judgment. However, […]
January 30, 2020

Freedom of defamation is not a thing

It is correct that one has the right to freedom of expression, but it is important to remember that this right is limited. When one oversteps […]
January 30, 2020

The responsibility of the employer

As a point of departure, the doctrine of vicarious liability means that the employer is held liable for the wrongful acts or omission of its employees. […]
January 30, 2020

Stay ahead of the game with these documents

If you can believe it, we are already at the end of January. With all the beginning-of-year struggles and excitement, there is something to keep in […]
December 13, 2019

A brief overview of parole in South Africa

Bob Hewitt a former South African tennis star, has recently made headlines again after his failed bid to be released on parole. Hewitt was initially granted […]
December 13, 2019

Has your braai been approved?

Every HOA has applicable building guidelines which are stipulated in a Constitution or Memorandum of Incorporation (“MOI”) which every homeowner should be made aware of, read […]
December 13, 2019

Guilty on the charge of…spanking

The ruling stems from a South Gauteng High Court matter where the Court ruled, in October 2017, that the common law defence of “reasonable and moderate […]