February 18, 2021

Suing a Debtor – Make Sure Your Victory Isn’t a Hollow One

With our economic woes unlikely to abate any time soon, expect an increasing number of your debtors to find themselves in financial difficulty. If you end […]
March 9, 2021

New National Minimum Wage and Earnings Thresholds From 1 March 2021

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for each ordinary hour worked has been increased from R20,76 to R21,69 per hour [a 4.5% increase] for the year 2021 […]
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 […]
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

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 […]
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 […]
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

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

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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