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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 […]
July 4, 2018

The transfer process

If no transfer date is specified in the agreement of sale, registration of transfer of property into the purchaser’s name can usually take place within 2-3 […]
July 4, 2018

Make sure you understand the sale agreement before you sign!

Once you have signed the sale agreement, you cannot claim ignorance of the contents of the agreement. It is highly recommended that you obtain legal advice […]
July 4, 2018

Should I buy a residential property or a sectional title property

Whether you should purchase a residential property or a sectional title property depends on your situation and needs. With a sectional title property, a prospective purchaser […]
July 3, 2018

Should I purchase in my name, a trust or in a company?

Normally you will purchase the property in your own name, although you may wish to consider purchasing in the name of a trust or a company. […]
July 3, 2018

Can I afford it, and what will it cost?

This is possibly the most important question to ask before you purchase your home. There are many hidden costs involved in purchasing a property- as the […]
July 3, 2018

Things to think of when buying a home

It is exciting to purchase a home. For some, it may be the biggest investment they will ever make. It is therefore essential that all prospective […]
June 18, 2018

Substantial penalties for the late filing of annual financial statements

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is tasked with ensuring that companies comply with the provisions of the Companies Act. In terms of Section 30 […]
June 11, 2018

The Position of Land Reform in South Africa Today

Land reform is a topic which is legal, political and emotional in nature. It is a topic which is relevant to all South Africans – not […]