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March 8, 2019

Paternity leave for men

From January 2019, working South African men are entitled to 10 days of paternity leave after the birth of their child. The Labour Amendment Act also […]
March 8, 2019

Trustees’ duties and powers

All the powers of a trustee are ‘fiduciary’, which means that they must be exercised as follows: in the best interests of all the beneficiaries; only […]
March 8, 2019

Electronic signing of documentation

The commercial world is currently moving to greater levels of digitisation. Organisations are implementing automated and electronic solutions in an effort to improve efficiency and better […]
March 8, 2019

Retention of company records

The Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“Companies Act”) addresses various aspects not adequately dealt with in the old Companies Act 61 of 1973, including the use […]
December 11, 2018

Understanding the functions of the CCMA

I have a dispute which has been referred to the CCMA. How does the process work? The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“CCMA”) is a […]
December 11, 2018

A promoter’s legal compliance checklist

The CPA replaced the repealed Lotteries Act 57 of 1997 and became effective on 1 April 2011. Section 36 of the CPA imposed the stringent definitions […]
December 11, 2018

The termination of joint ownership

Nature of joint ownership: Joint owners own undivided shares in the property which they own jointly. Consequently, the joint owners cannot divide the joint property while […]
December 11, 2018

What are the limitations in respect of the deductions on my salary?

A client poses a question to their attorney: My employment contract makes provision for deductions from my salary and now my employer wants to deduct money. […]
September 28, 2018

Does it feel like you are drowning in property debt? In need of rescue?

EasySell by Standard Bank could be the lifeline you are looking for. Are you a home owner with an existing bond, but in financial distress and […]
August 7, 2018

Properly executing a will is extremely important

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a last will and testament for me as my will no longer reflected my wishes. At my request, […]
August 7, 2018

Does South Africa have a public retirement insurance scheme?

My husband’s employer made provision for an occupational retirement vehicle, but my employer refuses to do so. Is there any possible recourse for me in this […]
August 7, 2018

The difficulties in relocating a child of divorced parents

I have divorced my husband and I am now the primary caregiver of our minor child. I received a job offer in another country and I […]
August 7, 2018

Am I still protected without an employment contract

This article looks at the continued relevancy of the employment contract in legal practice today. In 2014, the legislator amended section 186(1)(a) of the Labour Relations […]
July 31, 2018

Before leasing, include these in the agreement

If you consider leasing out your property, it is important not to overlook any requirement and expectations you may have of the incoming tenant. A basic […]
July 31, 2018

There is a way to keep the view

When you purchase a house with a view, you probably think that you are going to enjoy this view every day for the rest of your […]
July 31, 2018

Court interference in a contractual relationship

When two or more parties enter into a contractual agreement knowingly and free from duress, the terms of the agreement must be upheld by each signatory. […]
July 31, 2018

Am I prejudiced by an arbitration clause in my building contract?

Contracts for the building of a house or providing for substantial alterations to a house commonly contain an arbitration clause. This article looks at the advantages […]
July 13, 2018

How binding are body corporate fines?

In an estate or sectional title scheme, it is challenging to ensure that everyone will stick to the conduct rules and to aid this, body corporates […]
July 13, 2018

Rental rights during the water crisis

As a constitutional right, everyone should have access to clean water. Even during a water crisis. In cases where there is a signed agreement between a […]
July 13, 2018

When can the municipality disconnect my water and electricity?

The municipality is the place where most, if not all, services are monitored for their availability to a property, and it is the very place that […]