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September 17, 2019

Shariah compliant Wills in South Africa

In Islam, it is obligatory for Muslim persons to have a Will to ensure that one’s estate is administered in terms of Shariah Law. This is especially necessary […]
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 […]
August 6, 2019

What is a power of attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a notice that gives a third party the permission to act on your behalf and/or make decisions for you. It can […]
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 […]

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