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May 20, 2020

Socially distanced witnessing

The last few weeks have seen huge changes in the way we live our lives. The demand for wills has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, which […]
May 20, 2020

Think before you post

In the Edcon Ltd case, an employee was dismissed for making a racist comment on Facebook. The employee had posted a message on Facebook referring to the government as […]
May 20, 2020

Parental rights during the lockdown

On 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide 21-day lockdown, which was extended by a further two weeks on 9 April 2020. On 30 […]
May 20, 2020

An opinion that is as good as proof?

In general, the admissibility of evidence is dependent on whether the evidence is relevant to a fact in issue in the case.  In DPP v Kilbourne the court held that […]
May 4, 2020

What are your rights when it comes to forced COVID-19 testing?

As the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading across the globe, Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize has expressed his concern that there is not enough testing being done […]
May 4, 2020

Impact of the coronavirus on contractual obligations

The coronavirus has caused major disruptions across the world since December 2019 and will continue doing so in the coming weeks. The South African Government has […]
May 4, 2020

Think twice before you simply accept those Ts & Cs

In recent years the internet has transformed the commercial landscape and redefined the way we do business. The movement away from traditional paper and ink has […]
May 4, 2020

What happens when my employer goes bankrupt?

In the tumbling global economy, especially with detrimental impact brought forth by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have to prepare for the worst scenarios. What happens when […]
January 15, 2020

Is an e-will valid in South Africa?

In terms of South African law, for a will to be accepted as valid by the Master of the High Court (a statutory body to which […]
January 15, 2020

Rental considerations for landlords

Investing in a property can be one of the best decisions you make. It is also one of the investments you need to consider most carefully […]
January 15, 2020

Don’t light that short fuse

A client poses a question to their attorney: My ex-boyfriend (Y) saw me and my new love interest (X) at a restaurant. Y aggressively confronted me […]
January 15, 2020

Corporate Governance – Financial year-end of a company

Every company has a financial year. A company’s financial year is any 12-month period that the company uses for accounting purposes. The financial year-end of a company is […]
January 15, 2020

Valuation Methods

A business valuation is a process whereby a value is placed on a business or a business unit, based on the historical and projected financial performance […]
January 15, 2020

Identification parades: Fair or unfair?

The cautionary approach is effectively summed up in the case of S v Mthetwa where the presiding officer noted that the honesty of the identifying witness should be […]
January 15, 2020

Internal vs External Marketing

What is internal marketing and what is external marketing?  Why is it important for companies to understand these concepts? Because happy internal clients mean happy external clients! […]
January 15, 2020

Professionalism Goes a Long Way

Professionalism is defined as a person’s conduct at work. It refers to the level of competence or excellence that is expected of a professional. One should […]
October 15, 2019

How to incorporate effective training in your business?

Some companies spend billions on training their employees, however, their investment does not always ensure results. The success of training programmes implemented in businesses depends on […]
October 15, 2019

Do you have a work-life balance?

Having a job and a steady income plays a significant role in any person’s life, as it keeps us afloat and drives us to reach our […]
October 15, 2019

What is a company culture?

We all know that the term “culture” is defined as the values, practices and beliefs shared by members who form a part of the same group, […]
October 15, 2019

How to deregister or terminate a trust

There is no provision in the Trust Property Control Act, 1988 that requires the deregistration of trusts. However, this said, it does not mean that a […]