Domestic Workers, COVID-19 And UIF – What Every Employer Needs To Know:

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On 1 June 2020, to the economic relief of many, the national lockdown alert level dropped from level 4 to level 3. In doing so, many persons who had previously been restricted from working were allowed to return to work, including domestic workers. The reintroduction of domestic workers to the workplace has come as a […]

Evictions Or Lack Thereof

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One of the many difficulties that we are faced with during this country-wide lockdown is the question of eviction proceedings or the lack thereof. In terms of the amended regulations of the Disaster Management Act 2002 that was published in the Government Gazette on the 29th of April it states that, “A competent court may […]

Alert Level 4 SA: Movement Of Children Between Parent

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On 29 April 2020, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs published the latest Regulations that were issued in terms of section 27 (2) the Disaster Management Act of 2002. In terms of the Regulations, a child is allowed to move between co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights or a caregiver in the same […]

Force Majeure And Its Practical Implications During The Covid-19 Lockdown

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What does force majeure mean? The term force majeure refers to an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties in a contract, which renders either one or both parties unable to perform their contractual obligations. When this occurs, the party who is unable to perform its obligation is absolved from liability by […]

Time for Change

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“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” – Socrates Welcome to our new-look Newsletter, the launch of which has come at a time where the world we live and work in is vastly different from what we knew a few weeks […]

Life Under Lockdown – Covid-19 And The Enforceability Of Contracts

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The lockdown has had alarming consequences for the providers of all goods and services not deemed to be “essential”. The regulations issued by Minister Dlamini Zuma on 25 March 2020 require every non-essential business to close. Yet salaries and wages need to be paid, rent needs to be paid, electricity bills need to be paid […]

Shariah compliant Wills in South Africa

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In Islam, it is obligatory for Muslim persons to have a Will to ensure that one’s estate is administered in terms of Shariah Law. This is especially necessary where the Islamic laws of inheritance is not the law of the land. In South Africa, Shariah law is not automatically implemented and regulated. It is therefore important to […]

Why do I need a valid will?

In South Africa, a person can leave his / her assets to whoever he /she likes. This is called “freedom of testation“. For your will to be valid it will need to be drawn up in the correct way to comply with the formalities provided for in our law. The following are some of the […]

What is a power of attorney?

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A Power of Attorney is a notice that gives a third party the permission to act on your behalf and/or make decisions for you. It can be restricted to specific matters (“special power of attorney”) or without restrictions for all matters (“general power of attorney”), and is considered a valuable tool when the decisions are […]