January 17, 2017

Buying to build in a development?

“When you’re talking about building a house, you’re talking about dreams” (Architect Robert Stern) There are many advantages to buying a vacant plot on which to […]
February 15, 2017

Creditors: When can you use a liquidation application to collect debt?

“Creditors have better memories than debtors” (Benjamin Franklin) When you are struggling to recover your money from a recalcitrant debtor company, applying for its liquidation can […]
February 15, 2017

Barking dogs driving you batty? Noisy neighbours and the interdict option

“Nuisance usually involves repeated infringement of the Plaintiff’s property rights. An objective weighing up of the interests of the various parties, taking into account all the […]
February 15, 2017

Buying and selling property: Who pays the taxman?

Note: What follows is of necessity just a general summary of some complex provisions, there are various exemptions and exceptions (such as possible zero-rating of going concern […]
February 23, 2017

2017 Budget Brief

This budget brief was compiled by Royden Whitfield, WHITFIELD FINTAX. . http://www.whitfieldfintax.co.za/Legal.ASP http://www.whitfieldfintax.co.za/Disclaimer.ASP The primary rebate has been increased from R13 500 to R13 635 per […]
March 6, 2017

Employers and employees: Don’t tolerate workplace racism

“There are many bridges yet to be crossed in our journey from crude and legalised racism to a new order where social cohesion, equality and the […]
March 6, 2017

How to freeze your dodging debtor’s assets

Joe Debtor owes you a fortune but does everything he can to frustrate your debt collection attempts. He strings you along with spurious queries and false […]
March 6, 2017

Facebook revenge: The defamation danger

“Good name in man and woman… is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse steals trash… but he that filches from me my […]
March 6, 2017

Estate Agents: The simple mistake that cost a 10% commission

There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip” (very wise old proverb)   A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) case shows yet again […]
April 11, 2017

Property: What are your rights to views and privacy?

“Diligence is the mother of good fortune” (Miguel de Cervantes) Another warning to do your homework before you buy or develop property comes from a recent […]
April 11, 2017

Bad Bureaucrats: Threaten them with personal liability

Whilst the vast majority of state officials are competent and honest, and deserving of our full support, there will always be a few “bad eggs” to […]
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