July 28, 2015

Me, my neighbour and that tree

The house was just perfect – the right neighbourhood, well-established garden, beautiful trees waving graciously in the summer breeze with just the right amount of shade […]
September 28, 2015

Facebook’s revenge

Facebook, Twitter and other social network sites are part of many people’s lives and serve as a useful vehicle for sharing one’s personal views. However, these […]
November 26, 2015

When does a claim prescribe?

The issue of the legal nature of a vindicatory claim and whether it gives rise to a debt that is subject to the three year extinctive […]
November 26, 2015

DTS Year end 2015

This year the annual DTS Attorneys year end function, specifically planned for invited real estate professionals, bond originators and banking officials, was an evening held in […]
January 6, 2016

Be careful what you write or say

Classically, the law of defamation attempts to strike a balance between a plaintiff’s right to reputation, and a defendant’s right to freedom of expression – two […]
February 8, 2016

Dual citizens – don’t risk losing your South African citizenship!

You are a South African citizen.  You decide to acquire dual citizenship.  Your reasons for doing so are irrelevant – perhaps you are living/working overseas, perhaps […]
April 1, 2016

Employees: are your social media posts private?

Our courts have made it clear that posting derogatory or damaging comments about your employer or colleagues on social media can amount to misconduct and result […]
March 6, 2017

Facebook revenge: The defamation danger

“Good name in man and woman… is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse steals trash… but he that filches from me my […]
April 11, 2017

Bad Bureaucrats: Threaten them with personal liability

Whilst the vast majority of state officials are competent and honest, and deserving of our full support, there will always be a few “bad eggs” to […]
June 1, 2017

Starting a business? The business trust option

That’s great advice from Mark Twain, so if you are sure that you are cut out for the exciting, hurly-burly life of an entrepreneur, and if […]
August 21, 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 […]