November 21, 2019

It pays to report crime! First offender’s 20 years in prison confirmed for R4.9m fraud

“The scourge of white collar crime, especially fraud, is currently the order of the day in our country. Fraud is a cancer that is crippling our […]
November 21, 2019

Employees on probation: Can you dismiss for poor performance?

“… arbitrators should hesitate to interfere with employer’s decisions on whether probationary employees have attained the required performance standard, or with the standards themselves” (extract from […]
November 21, 2019

About to marry? Don’t forget your ANC and the 3 types of marriage

“And she’s got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need” (P.G. Wodehouse) Wedding Season being once again […]
November 21, 2019

“Seller’s remorse” and “subject to sale of the buyer’s property” – Can they sink the sale?

“If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree” (Jim Rohn) The upcoming festive season, with its mass migrations of happy holiday-makers […]
October 21, 2019

DTS conference

DTS Attorneys presented their 10TH annual prestige convention, which took place at The Plantation on 18 September 2019. Rian du Toit spoke about the importance of […]
October 21, 2019

Landlord vs tenant: When can you cut electricity or change the locks?

As a landlord in dispute with your tenant you may well be tempted to avoid the delay and cost of litigation by taking your own eviction […]
October 21, 2019

Dementia and incapacity: What is a power of attorney and is it forever?

Although the actual prevalence per capita of dementia is reportedly on the decline, aging populations ensure that it is becoming more and more of a problem […]
October 21, 2019

Security complexes and fibre – You can use Telkom ducting after all

If you haven’t already done so, you are no doubt thinking of upgrading soon to the “superfast broadband” provided by fibre optic cabling. In any event […]
October 21, 2019

How courts sort fact from fiction – A tale of jags, and damages

You are wondering whether you can win in court against an opponent where your two versions of what happened are totally at odds with each other. […]
September 30, 2019

Unlawful occupiers: Eviction is possible, but neither quick nor easy

“It is only once the court concludes that there is no defence to the claim for eviction and that it would be just and equitable to […]
September 30, 2019

How to stop vital evidence being destroyed

“Surprise the enemy” (Sun Tzu in ‘Art of War’) You suspect that someone you are suing (or about to sue) will destroy or hide vital evidence […]