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July 18, 2019

Thinking outside the box in your business

What does this term mean? It refers to the approach to a certain aspect, or in this case, your business. This term can also be clarified […]
July 18, 2019

My neighbours are renovating their house without complying with building regulations. What are my options?

What one’s neighbour builds on their property, is not something the owner of the neighbouring property has a lot of control over. Unfortunately, it can have […]
July 18, 2019

Proposed harsher penalties for applicants who lie on their CVs

According to an IOL report dated 31 January 2019, the number of false qualifications is on the rise in the country, with 97 national qualifications that […]
July 18, 2019

How to set social media goals to ensure business success

Setting goals can be difficult, especially when it comes to setting social media goals for your business. Today, it’s nearly impossible to avoid social media. Most […]
June 24, 2019

Corporate Governance: 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 […]
June 24, 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 […]
June 24, 2019

LANDLORDS & TENANTS: CAN A TENANT CANCEL A LEASE?

When it comes to cancelling a lease early, both landlords and tenants must be aware of their responsibilities. It’s important to note that the Consumer Protection […]
June 24, 2019

ESTATE PLANNING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SUBDIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL LAND ACT

Mr Reyneke owns a farm in South Africa and in terms of his last will and testament he bequeathed the said farm to his two sons […]
May 30, 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 […]
May 30, 2019

Can I be fairly dismissed for ill health or injury?

The Code of Good Practice: Dismissal is governed by Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act. The Act recognises 3 (three) grounds on which termination of […]
May 30, 2019

A positive attitude is key to career success

Maintaining a positive attitude in the workplace could benefit your career and bring you one step closer to that promotion that you have been working towards. […]
May 30, 2019

Private use of groundwater resources

This article will provide a brief overview of how the abstraction and usage of groundwater resources are regulated, with specific reference to the Cape Town Metropole […]
April 30, 2019

The Cannabis Judgment: Is it legal now?

Cannabis has historically been criminalised in South Africa. It has, until recently, been a criminal offence to possess, cultivate or use cannabis. However, this position has […]
April 30, 2019

The Cybercrimes Bill: Malicious messaging over social media could send you to jail

South Africans will soon have to be much more careful and think twice about the messages they send over WhatsApp and other social media platforms, as […]
April 30, 2019

Choosing guardians for your minor children

My husband and I have two minor children. I am concerned about who will look after our children in the event of my husband and I […]
April 30, 2019

Tips for renting out your property

Regardless of whether the property you are renting out is a studio apartment, a cottage at the back of the garden or an entire estate, the […]
April 16, 2019

Private schools in South Africa are not above the law

Private schools in South Africa are essentially autonomous in how they govern and operate.  But does this entitle private schools to operate to such an extent […]
April 16, 2019

Drones: How is it regulated?

Drones, also sometimes referred to as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, are becoming increasingly popular amongst the civilian population. This is due to the fact that it […]
April 16, 2019

Adoption procedures and the court

The legal definition of adoption is the legal performance of permanently placing a child with a parent or a couple other than the child’s biological parents. […]
April 16, 2019

Considering formal bail applications

The granting of bail is in the nature of a contract in terms of which the state commits itself to the accused’s continued interim freedom once […]