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February 4, 2019

The requirements and benefits of a sole mandate

What is a sole mandate? When homeowners decide to sell their property and have chosen an estate agent/agency to market their property, they will be asked […]
February 4, 2019

What documentation is needed for buying a property in South Africa?

You’ve scoured the web for what feels like weeks, and you’ve finally found your dream home! You’ve put in your offer, and it’s been accepted. But […]
February 4, 2019

Drones: How is it regulated?

Drones are becoming increasingly popular amongst the general public. This is due to the fact that they are widely available and are becoming more and more […]
February 4, 2019

First-time home buyer?

Buying a property is a rather big deal, which is why you should be sure that you are able to afford it before you end up […]
January 18, 2019

The Cybercrimes Bill: Malicious messaging over social media could send you to jail

South Africans will soon have to be much more careful and think twice about the messages they send over WhatsApp and other social media platforms, as […]
January 18, 2019

Choosing guardians for your minor children

My husband and I have two minor children. I am concerned about who will look after our children in the event of my husband and I […]
January 18, 2019

Why is it important to deal with collation in your will?

The South Africa common law presumption of collation (collatio bonorum) is alive and well. This presumption is rooted in the belief that a testator intended that […]
January 18, 2019

Investing in a rental property

Buying a rental property could be an incredible investment opportunity, however, it’s important to make a well-informed decision before investing, as it is not for everyone. […]
November 13, 2018

Korporatiewe beheer – ’n Refleksie

Die einde van 2018 het aangebreek en soos met alles wat tot ʼn einde kom, kyk ons terug na dit wat verby is.  Ons het dit […]
November 13, 2018

The cannabis judgment: Is it legal now?

Cannabis has historically been criminalised in South Africa. It has, until recently, been a criminal offence to possess, cultivate or use cannabis. However, this position has […]
November 13, 2018

What is the process of adoption?

Introduction The adoption process is regulated in South Africa by the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 (“the Act”). Adoption is one of the ways to help give […]
November 13, 2018

Tips for renting out your property

Regardless of whether the property you are renting out is a studio apartment, a cottage at the back of the garden or an entire estate, the […]
October 17, 2018

Racism in the workplace – It’s not always black or white

This article discusses two recent Constitutional Court judgments, which deal with racism, or perceived racism, in the workplace. Although each judgment and respective outcome should be […]
October 17, 2018

Understanding the functions of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

I have a dispute which has been referred to the CCMA. How does the process work? The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“CCMA”) is a […]
October 17, 2018

Can I avoid a drawn-out legal battle when I get divorced?

Normal procedure in an opposed divorce: Divorce proceedings can lead to a long, drawn-out and very expensive procedure if the parties are not able to reach […]