June 19, 2020

Unemployed, Can’t Pay Bond and Credit Instalments? “Credit Life Insurance” May Save You

If you are one of the many employees retrenched or put on short pay or unpaid leave as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown, […]
June 19, 2020

Domestic Violence and the Lockdown: Your Personalised Safety Plan

There is great concern that the COVID-19 crisis, particularly the mandatory “stay at home” lockdown phase, will see both an increase in the levels of domestic […]
July 13, 2020

POPIA’s Deadline is 30 June 2021 – Ignore the “Fake Headlines” But Start Planning!

At long last the main provisions of POPIA (the Protection of Personal Information Act) have been gazetted, and they will commence on 1 July 2020. That […]
July 13, 2020

Our Brave New World: Using Zoom for Retrenchment Consultations

The COVID-19 pandemic will doubtless lead to many new developments on the legal front. For example, with widespread employee retrenchment now an unfortunate reality in our […]
July 13, 2020

Directors and Business Rescue in the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown have opened up new avenues of profit for some businesses, but they have also subjected many others to the […]
July 13, 2020

Electronic Signatures in Property and Other Transactions

When reading this article, kindly keep in mind that there are some specific exceptions where a physical (“wet ink on paper”) as opposed to an electronic […]
August 12, 2020

Green Shoots, Agent’s Commission and Fidelity Fund Certificates

Dollar billionaire Andrew Carnegie said it a century ago, and it still rings true – wise property investment can be hard to beat when it comes […]
August 12, 2020

Property Subsidence: New Law, Strict Liability and Ubuntu

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare – your property starts subsiding and as the tell-tale cracks in the living room widen alarmingly, it begins to dawn on you […]
August 12, 2020

The Pandemic and Business Interruption Cover – Can You Claim?

It’s no surprise that our media has been awash with reports on the recent High Court judgment around a restaurant’s business interruption cover claims. The restaurant […]
August 12, 2020

Lockdown “Admission of Guilt” Fines – The Criminal Record Risk

If you are accused of a contravention and offered the option of paying an “admission of guilt” fine to avoid a court appearance, beware! It may […]
September 10, 2020

Property: Don’t Pay Double Commission!

With many property sellers allowing multiple estate agencies to market their properties in their attempts to sell during what is still (for the moment at least) […]
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