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November 1, 2018

Renting property to foreigners

Renting property in South Africa is a straightforward process. The country has a vast selection of rental accommodation including bachelor flats in apartment blocks, Victorian cottages, […]
November 1, 2018

The role of a recognition agreement at the workplace

I have been approached by a trade union to enter into a Recognition Agreement with them. The trade union is of the opinion that it is […]
November 1, 2018

There is a way to keep the view

When you purchase a house with a view, you probably think that you are going to enjoy this view every day for the rest of your […]
November 1, 2018

Choosing mediation when resolving disputes

If I suggest mediation to a party with whom I have a dispute, am I signalling that I lack confidence in my own case? Mediation offers […]
October 29, 2018

Revenge porn on the rise: Legal recourse in South Africa

Introduction In the digital era we find ourselves in – with the web, social media, smartphones and the ‘screenshot’ – it has become much easier for […]
October 29, 2018

How to evict an illegal tenant

Landlords who have tenants that they believe are occupying their premises illegally may not forcefully remove such tenants. The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful […]
October 29, 2018

How binding are body corporate fines?

In an estate or sectional title scheme, it is challenging to ensure that everyone will stick to the conduct rules and to aid this, body corporates […]
October 29, 2018

Municipal debt invalid, the Constitutional Court has ruled

On 23 May 2017, the Constitutional Court heard an application for confirmation of an order of the High Court of South Africa, that declared section 118(3) […]
October 24, 2018

Is Uber legal?

Following the death of one of Uber’s employees due to clashes between Uber drivers and taxi drivers, the Department of Labour has clarified its position in […]
October 24, 2018

Conflicting statements in court

With the number of videos being leaked on social media, regarding situations of assault, defamation and hate speech, it becomes that much easier for the defendant […]
October 24, 2018

The termination of joint ownership

Nature of joint ownership: Joint owners own undivided shares in the property which they own jointly. Consequently, the joint owners cannot divide the joint property while […]
October 24, 2018

Can trustees ban your pet in a sectional title scheme?

Problems around the ownership of pets are common amongst owners of sectional title properties, but while laws may be imposed by the trustees of the homeowners’ […]
October 1, 2018

Do I need an antenuptial contract before marriage?

An antenuptial contract is an important document that, under South African law, determines whether your marriage will exist in community of property or out of community of property, with or without […]
October 1, 2018

Can my property be used for Airbnb?

When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it’s important for you to understand how the laws work in your city. According to Brett Herron, the mayoral committee […]
October 1, 2018

Can I bring my attorney with to an internal disciplinary hearing?

According to item 4 of the Code of Good Practice (“the code”), the definition of dismissal contained in Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act (“LRA”) […]
October 1, 2018

What are the limitations in respect of the deductions on my salary?

A client poses a question to their attorney: My employment contract makes provision for deductions from my salary and now my employer wants to deduct money. […]
August 1, 2018

The A, B and C of service of legal documents

How are legal documents supposed to be served, and what is regarded as invalid service? Purpose of service of legal documents: The fundamental rule with regards […]
August 1, 2018

Trust litigation – Who can institute a claim and which court has jurisdiction?

This article deals with the questions of who can institute litigation on behalf of a trust, as well as with the question of how jurisdiction is […]
August 1, 2018

I’ve experienced unfair discrimination, what now?

Being the victim of discrimination is never pleasant, but actions can be taken if you believe that you are a victim of unfair discrimination or hate […]
August 1, 2018

I bought something that doesn’t work

Sarah buys furniture from Mark who promised her that the furniture is of good quality. However, he doesn’t notify her about problems with the furniture. Later, […]