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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. […]
February 14, 2019

Lost Title Deeds

It is now important for all property owners to confirm the whereabouts of their original title deeds as recent regulations published on behalf of the Minister […]
February 5, 2019

New CIPC requirement for the removal of a director by shareholders

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) recently issued a notice regarding the requirements for the lodging of an application for the removal of a director […]
December 14, 2018

The highest bidder – buying property on auction

Potential buyers should be aware that a property sold on auction is not necessarily a bargain buy. This is because the property on auction isn’t necessarily […]
December 14, 2018

Choose your guardians wisely

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 […]
December 14, 2018

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill: Beware of what you say online

South Africans will soon have to be much more careful about posting messages on WhatsApp and other social media platforms, as the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill […]
December 14, 2018

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. […]
December 4, 2018

What to look out for, before signing a lease agreement

Tenants often don’t read carefully through the terms and conditions contained in their lease agreement and this can cause problems down the road. A properly drafted […]
December 4, 2018

The pros and cons of renting a property

One of the biggest dreams that most people have, is to one day own their own home. However, that is easier said than done. Dreams of […]