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November 12, 2019

Identification parades: Fair or unfair?

The cautionary approach is effectively summed up in the case of S v Mthetwa where the presiding officer noted that the honesty of the identifying witness […]
November 12, 2019

The (high) rise of the sectional title

Where starter homes in quiet suburbs used to be the norm when it came to first buys for working professionals and young couples, it seems like […]
November 12, 2019

A two-way street that ensures a reliable investment

Investing in a property can be one of the best decisions you make. It is also one of the investments you need to consider most carefully […]
November 12, 2019

Your home away from home

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 […]
October 16, 2019

TOURISM’S ROLE IN PROPERTY GROWTH

Although many celebrities have spoken of how they intend to move to South Africa, the real influence that tourism has on the rental market is a […]
October 16, 2019

THE INTERVIEW: WHY FIRST IMPRESSIONS LAST

It takes less than 10 seconds to form a first impression of someone. In fact, behavioural scientists believe that we have a seven-second window period to […]
October 16, 2019

WHAT ARE SHAREHOLDERS’ AGREEMENTS?

A shareholders’ agreement sets out how a private company should be operated and regulates the various shareholders’ rights and obligations. It is therefore important that a […]
October 16, 2019

HOW TO CREATE A POSITIVE WORKPLACE CULTURE

Having employees with bulky CVs, filled with experience and skills, doesn’t always result in a successful and effective workplace. If you think about it, what is […]
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 […]