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 […]
January 6, 2016

Trouble with the neighbours

You and your neighbour have been good friends for years; your children have grown up together and you have always thought of him as a reasonable […]
January 6, 2016

Starting a business in 2016? 3 steps to get you going

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” (Albert Einstein) It seems as though 2016 has a rough ride in store for us but as the wise […]
February 8, 2016

Could your property debts be cancelled?

“How, on these figures, an employee of the bank could conclude that the farming may prove to be successful, is beyond me. It seems that money […]
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 […]
February 8, 2016

Estate agents: How to secure your commission

Are you an agency trading through a company or close corporation (CC)?  If so, this is for you – a recent High Court (Full Bench) case […]
March 7, 2016

Right to a fair trial

After the Oscar Pistorius saga everyone is wondering about the procedures of a murder trial. In this article we will discuss the right to a fair […]
March 7, 2016

Validity of Antenuptial Contracts

One must be careful when drafting and signing an Antenuptial Contract. Aside from ensuring that the contents is all correct, one must also ensure that all […]
March 7, 2016

Contracting with minors in a digital context

In this article, we examine whether contracts entered online by minors, using their parents’ credit cards, are legally binding in the specific context of social media […]
March 9, 2016

Property buyers: must you pay the previous owner’s old debts?

Imagine this.  You buy your dream house.  You take transfer.  You book a date for your move with Fred’s Furniture Removals.  But when you apply for […]
April 1, 2016

Rates up after a property revaluation? Object, but do it properly!

Your local municipality is entitled to revalue your property (with reference to recent sales of similar properties in your area) at regular intervals. Of course any […]
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