September 30, 2019

Business rescue: Are your suretyships enforceable? a R5.5m lesson for directors and creditors

“Some people use one-half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it” (George Prentice, newspaper editor and author) You are […]
September 30, 2019

Equal pay for equal work: Can you differentiate without unfairly discriminating?

“Prohibition of unfair discrimination: No person may unfairly discriminate, directly or indirectly, against an employee, in any employment policy or practice, on one or more grounds, […]
September 30, 2019

Directors at war and the liquidation option: A tale of sibling rivalry

“Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules” (F. Scott Fitzgerald) A company’s directors have both the power and the duty to […]
September 30, 2019

You signed a property sale agreement, can you still accept a better offer?

You put your property on the market and an acceptable but not-perfect offer comes in. On the “a bird in the hand is worth two in […]
September 30, 2019

Expats and employers: Plan now for the new expat tax changes

“An income tax form is like a laundry list – either way you lose your shirt” (Comedian Fred Allen) This article is important to you if […]
September 30, 2019

Security estates: Can you fine speedsters?

“When the [property owners] chose to purchase property within the estate and become members of the Association, they agreed to be bound by its rules” (extract […]
September 30, 2019

Estate agents: Securing your trade secrets (and your commission)

“In short, it [a Fidelity Fund Certificate] is a licence to practice without which you cannot practice.” (Extract from judgment below) As an estate agent you […]
September 30, 2019

Accidentally paid the wrong person? Lessons from a R862k banking app error

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” (Economist Milton Friedman) In these days of online banking and electronic payment, it’s not uncommon to find out […]
September 30, 2019

Trustees at war: The removal remedy and its limits

“Animosity and difference of opinion are not sufficient to have a trustee removed from office and/or for the majority of trustees to unilaterally force another to […]
September 30, 2019

Traffic fines and admissions of guilt: Will they earn you a criminal record?

“We must not make a scarecrow of the law” (Shakespeare) A criminal record, even for a minor offence from decades back, comes with very serious and […]
September 30, 2019

Property buyers: Beware unlawful occupiers!

“The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell” (Sir John Templeton, […]
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