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 […]
April 1, 2016

Opening of Connect @ DTS

April 1, 2016

Beware, nothing lasts forever (not even powers of attorney from your aging parents)

If your aging parents have asked you for help with making decisions as to their personal welfare, financial affairs, medical treatment and so on, asking them […]
May 4, 2016

Property and trusts: Be careful!

“This case yet again demonstrates the need to be careful when dealing with a trust” (extract from judgment below) For most of us, business dealings with […]
May 4, 2016

The Panama papers, SARS and the (proposed) new SVDP

 “The notion that there are any safe places to hide money is a thing of the past” (U.S. tax attorney Mark Matthews) The Panama leaks, last […]
May 4, 2016

Pyramid schemes: Easy to fall for, and even early birds lose the worm

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” (wise old adage) Pyramid schemes are in the news again. They are easy to fall […]
June 9, 2016

Property agreements: An alteration could sink your sale!

“Agreement makes law” (Old legal maxim) Although in our law most verbal contracts are binding, property sale agreements are an exception.   They must be in writing […]
June 9, 2016

Baby Boomers: At what age must you retire?

Employers need to be particularly on their guard for cases in which a workplace dismissal is automatically unfair.  Our courts take a particularly dim view of […]
June 10, 2016

DTS Ladies Morning with Wilandi

   
June 23, 2016

Pay your levies, or else…

Dear Mr Lawyer I am the owner of a sectional title, and I have paid my levies every month as required, until the water started seeping […]
June 23, 2016

Occupiers who can’t be evicted under the EST Act

The Prevention of Illegal Eviction and Occupation of Land Act 19 of 1998 (PIE Act) provides, inter alia, the procedures for the eviction of unlawful occupiers. […]
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