February 27, 2020
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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
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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
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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 […]
October 4, 2019
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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 […]
September 17, 2019

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 […]
July 25, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 19, 2019

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February 14, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]