June 19, 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, […]
June 19, 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 […]
June 19, 2019

Business rescue: Are your suretyships enforceable?

“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 […]
June 19, 2019

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 […]
May 7, 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 […]
May 7, 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 […]
May 7, 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 […]
May 7, 2019

Accidentally paid the wrong person? Lessons from a 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 […]
April 12, 2019

Small Claims Courts: From 1 April you can sue for up to R20,000

The monetary jurisdiction of Small Claims Courts has been increased from R15,000 to R20,000 from 1 April 2019. Not all claims can be pursued in a […]
April 12, 2019

Losing your licence with AARTO demerits: More danger than you thought, and the wheels are turning

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe […]
April 12, 2019

Your dog, cat or cow (even your bees) could cost you millions

“Ignorance is Bliss Dangerous” (Internet meme) Our law will generally hold you liable for damages only if someone else can prove that you caused them loss/damage/injury […]