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November 2, 2018

Weeding out fact from fiction

by Sophie Robertson Weed, dagga, cannabis and dope have been some words buzzing around the legal and public spheres in the last few months. This flows […]
November 2, 2018

Things to consider before starting your small business

by Natalie Macdonald-Govender Starting your own business is an exciting adventure, but nerve-wracking at the same time. It is important to have a well-thought out strategy […]
October 9, 2018

Evictions: Know the law

The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act 19 of 1998 (“PIE Act”) affords protection to tenants against unlawful eviction. Regarding the […]
October 9, 2018

Make sure your will is properly executed when you sign!

When executing a will, it is important to ensure that you have signed it correctly and in accordance with the Wills Act 7 of 1953 (the […]
September 3, 2018

Memorandum of Understanding: Binding and enforceable or not?

It often happens that parties to a business venture have discussions which they then decide to set out in writing, encapsulating the salient points of their […]
September 3, 2018

Joint ownership: How do I terminate without the co-operation of the other joint owner?

This article gives a brief overview of the nature of joint ownership, and specifically focuses on the termination of joint ownership and the remedy available to […]
September 3, 2018

Tobacco and e-cigarettes – The way forward

The Minister of Health released the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill of 2018 earlier this year. The main focus of the Bill […]
September 3, 2018

Non-resident purchasers – What to consider

We often receive queries from non-resident clients who wish to invest in property in South Africa. There are various considerations to bear in mind when purchasing […]
August 3, 2018

Litigation versus mediation

Litigation is the primary method of dispute resolution in the South African justice system. However, there are disadvantages attached to it, such as: the adversarial nature […]
August 3, 2018

A body corporate’s right to issue fines

In an estate or sectional title scheme, it is challenging to ensure that everyone will stick to the conduct rules. To support a harmonious living environment, […]
August 2, 2018

Recent judgment on the placement of temporary employees by labour brokers

The Constitutional Court recently delivered a landmark judgment regarding the placement of temporary employees by labour brokers. It has become common practice for labour brokers to […]
August 2, 2018

A short overview of the implications of the National Health Insurance Bill

The Minister of Health recently released the National Health Insurance Bill of 2018 (“NHI”) for public comment. The NHI Bill aims to give effect to Section […]
July 26, 2018

Mandela Day

For Mandela Day our staff pulled out all the stops to make sandwiches for Leliebloem house in Crawford. We also collected children’s books for the Community […]
July 12, 2018

Bisset Boehmke McBlain recently held our annual “Vacation Week” program.

The purpose of this week is to host law students with a view to exposing them to the practical side of the law as well as to […]
July 9, 2018

What to do when your loved ones can no longer care for themselves

There are several situations in life which may result in a person no longer being able to manage their financial affairs or make rational and / […]
July 4, 2018

We are married, but are you my spouse?

Muslim marriages in general, but polygynous Muslim marriages in particular, currently do not enjoy equal protection under South African law. Whilst waiting for Parliament to enact […]
July 4, 2018

Can the municipality disconnect my water and electricity?

Municipalities monitor services to a property, and may cut off the supply of said services in certain circumstances. However, municipalities also have the responsibility of remaining […]
July 4, 2018

What to include in a basic lease agreement

If you are considering leasing out your property, it is important that you, as landlord, and the tenant agree on your respective rights and obligations. A […]
July 4, 2018

It’s tax season – Make sure you declare your Bitcoin gains!

Bitcoin… Ethereum… Litecoin… Dash… You may have been trading in cryptocurrencies over the past tax year. You may also have recently sold some of your long-term […]
July 4, 2018

Some helpful advice

Prepare your property insurance in advance, to ensure that your property will be insured once it is registered in your name. This can be arranged through […]