May 13, 2021

Landlord Liable for a Tragic “Freak” Flood Drowning

A recent High Court decision dealing with the tragic drowning of a toddler highlights once again the legal dangers faced by property owners who let out […]
May 13, 2021

Employers: Beware the “Casual Worker” Myth!

Employees in South Africa enjoy strong protections under a raft of laws such as the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), the Labour Relations Act (LRA) […]
May 13, 2021

Extended: The Rights of Grieving Parents to Choose Burial After Pregnancy Loss

Expectant parents who lose a pregnancy before 26 weeks (the age set by the Births and Deaths Registration Act (BADRA) in its definition of “still-born”) have […]
May 13, 2021

Companies: Are Restraints of Trade Valid in a Time of Covid?

Consider this unhappy (but not unlikely) scenario: For whatever reason, you part ways with your fellow director/shareholder (or perhaps a key employee), who goes off immediately […]
April 16, 2021

Domestic Workers and Employers: The New Injury and Illness Cover Explained

“Domestic employees” are now covered under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) and will now be entitled for compensation from the Compensation Fund […]
April 16, 2021

Can an Employee Who Refuses Vaccination be Fired?

Most of us will celebrate the day we are offered a COVID-19 vaccination, but here in South Africa as overseas it seems inevitable that a significant […]
April 16, 2021

When Company Directors and Shareholders Come to Blows…

What happens when a company’s directors and shareholders fall out and cannot reconcile their differences? “Relief from oppressive or prejudicial conduct” If you should find yourself […]
April 16, 2021

Who Gets the House on Divorce?

Historically 44% of South African marriages have ended in divorce, and there has reportedly been a 20% surge in new divorce applications since lockdown. For those […]
March 9, 2021

Buying and Selling Property: Nine Important Questions

When you buy or sell your “Home Sweet Home”, particularly for the first time, the process can seem complicated, the terminology confusing, and the risks of […]
March 9, 2021

Landlords: Can You Cut Electricity to Collect Arrears or Evict?

Landlords can be sorely tempted to force defaulting tenants to settle their arrears (or to vacate the premises altogether) with a bit of instant “self-help” by […]
March 9, 2021

Can Employees Resign to Dodge Disciplinary Hearings?

It’s an age-old workplace dodge – threatened with a disciplinary hearing and fearing a guilty verdict, an employee resigns with immediate effect and walks out the […]
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