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October 13, 2021

Transfer of assets between spouses: what are the tax implications?

Section 9HB of the Income Tax Act provides for a roll-over of a capital gain or loss when an asset is transferred between spouses during their lifetimes. […]
October 13, 2021

Death during a divorce: Who takes care of the funeral?

“Family feuds, in relation to who has the right to bury a deceased person, has the potential of permanently dividing the family. These are sensitive disputes […]
October 13, 2021

Have you revised your business continuity plan?

While the possibility of a global pandemic was always at the back of our minds, its emergence still managed to catch us off-guard and wreaked havoc […]
October 13, 2021

Deceased’s will declared invalid, despite clear wishes

The Wills Act sets out the requirements for a valid Last Will and Testament. For a will to be valid, it must be signed and witnessed. […]
September 7, 2021

The current state of the rental market

While restaurants, shopping malls and beaches may look somewhat similar to what they did before the pandemic, nevermind lockdown regulations and social distancing protocols, the real estate rental market has not recovered […]
September 7, 2021

A child’s best interests and the adoption procedure

‘The best interests of a child’ is a concept deeply entrenched in our legal system – especially since the new constitutional dispensation. Section 28(2) of the Constitution provides that “A child’s […]
September 7, 2021

Resigning with immediate effect: Not as simple as it sounds

Employees often consider to immediately terminate their employment relationship due to a new opportunity arising or to avoid responsibility when faced with disciplinary procedures. Employment relationships are governed by an […]
September 7, 2021

Must employees disclose their vaccination status?

While employers cannot force their employees to be vaccinated, there are various grounds for dismissing employees who object, provided that the employer has conducted a thorough risk assessment to determine the need for vaccination. […]
August 11, 2021

POPIA and third-party access to credit information

When it comes to the protection of personal information, there are two acts that govern businesses and those working with such information. The Protection of Privacy […]
August 11, 2021

Moving to a smaller home may be the answer

Property ownership in today’s economy is no small feat. But even when you’ve worked most of your adult life towards buying the family home of your dreams, the possibility of downsizing should never be discounted. Whether you’re looking at lowering the […]
August 11, 2021

Violence and looting – What to do when your employees have been involved

With looting and violence severely impacting certain parts of South Africa in June 2021, many businesses are facing great challenges on various fronts. In light of the recent civil […]
August 11, 2021

The rising popularity of sectional title ownership

Sectional titles have become a staple in the real estate industry over the past decades. And with all the benefits that come with it, it makes sense. Heightened security, lower insurance […]
July 8, 2021

The Low-down on Property Auctions

Buying and selling properties through auction has always been a staple of the real estate market. And to this day, it remains one of the best ways to purchase properties at bargain prices. Unfortunately, numerous misconceptions around properties that […]
July 8, 2021

Know how to make the most out of home insurance

Home insurance is there to protect one of the most important assets you own. And when done properly, it will allow you to insure both the […]
July 8, 2021

Conflicts of interest in the execution of an estate

The nomination of an executor is an important aspect of a Last Will and Testament. An executor is nominated in a Last Will and Testament and, upon death, he or she administers and distributes the estate in accordance […]
July 8, 2021

Prescription: Have my debts prescribed?

What is prescription? As a general rule, prescription occurs when a debtor’s liability to pay a specific debt is extinguished as a result of the passing […]
June 21, 2021

Grow your business by investing in young people

It was Nelson Mandela that famously said, “The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow”. And although some years have passed since his death, his words still echo true. […]
June 21, 2021

The importance of property practitioners in the times to come

Many industries are piecing things back together again this year, as they try to recover from the effects of the pandemic or recreate themselves to remain relevant […]
June 21, 2021

Water conservation: Your household’s next objective

Having a Wikipedia page dedicated to a years-long national drought is not something any country wishes for. Yet, that is exactly what South Africa has achieved. South Africa has always been a country […]
June 21, 2021

The validity of an Antenuptial Contract

John and Susan are getting married on the 5th of October 1993. They have chosen to get married by way of an Antenuptial Contract. John and Susan signed […]
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