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June 10, 2020

Update From The Managing Partner

  “The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered with darkness, and struggle to reach the light.”  […]
June 10, 2020

What Is A Usufruct?

With many South Africans encouraged to practise social distancing to help ‘flatten the curve’ of the coronavirus contagion, there is a focus on planning ahead for […]
February 27, 2020

Immovable Property Update

IMMOVABLE PROPERTY UPDATE BUDGET 2020 Please take note that during the National Budget Speech that took place on 26 February 2020, it was announced that for […]
February 24, 2020

How does the law provide you with protection in your relationship?

There are a growing number of people, in South Africa and around the world, that live in long-term, intimate relationships that are akin to marriage without […]
February 6, 2020

Notaries: How do they differ from other attorneys?

While most legal matters can be attended to by attorneys, some matters can only be dealt with by notaries. A notary is also an attorney, but […]
November 19, 2019

Update: Lost title deeds

In February 2019 the Chief Registrar of Deeds issued a circular to announce that the Deeds Registries Regulations Board (the Board) had decided to suspend the […]
November 7, 2019

Purchase of immovable property by a company to be formed

Section 21 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“the Act”) provides for an exception to the common law rule that a person cannot bind a […]
November 7, 2019

The age old question surrounding fixtures and fittings: What stays and what goes?

When selling their properties, sellers are not always aware of the rules around fixtures and fittings and what should stay and what may be removed. The […]
October 9, 2019

Antenuptial contracts: Financially safeguarding yourselves

Getting married is more than just saying “I do” and choosing a wedding cake: you must also choose a marital property regime. This is not planning […]
October 4, 2019

Property Practitioners Bill

The Property Practitioners Bill has officially been signed by the President on 2 October 2019, however, the commencement date has not yet been decided. The Act […]
July 25, 2019

Do employees have the right to practice their religion?

In a matter that was heard before the Labour Court, the employer dismissed the employee for incapacity after the employee had refused to work on Saturdays […]
July 25, 2019

Who will take care of your children after your death?

The Children’s Act allows a parent who is the sole guardian or who has the sole care of a child to appoint a fit and proper […]
June 6, 2019

Residential Lease Agreements

Are you considering renting out your house or flat, or perhaps just a room? Investing in a well-drafted lease agreement and knowing your rights and obligations […]
April 30, 2019

Relocating to South Africa

Moving to a new country entails more than just packing your bags and boarding a plane. If you are contemplating a more permanent move to South […]
April 17, 2019

Register your solar panel with the City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town announced at the end of 2018 that the failure to register your solar panel with the City of Cape Town before […]
March 6, 2019

The impact of the Competition Amendment Act

by Caitlin Harvey Competition law in South Africa is an area of law that aims to maintain and promote competition in the South African market. Since […]
March 6, 2019

Capital gains tax and withholding tax for non-resident sellers

by Erlise Loots Capital gains tax In South Africa, a so-called capital gains tax (“CGT”) is triggered when any immovable property situated in South Africa is […]
March 6, 2019

Recent developments regarding parental leave in South Africa

by Bisset Boehmke McBlain The beginning of a new year often brings with it decisions of a life-changing nature. Many couples and individuals will decide that […]
March 6, 2019

The effective cause of a sale

by Leanne Williams The buying and selling of a property can be an intimidating and complex process. The sale process involves specialised skill and knowledge and […]
February 25, 2019

Regulation 68 Suspension

On 14th February we notified you of the impending amendments to Deeds Registries regulations dealing with the procedure for applications for replacement copies of title deeds. […]