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 eviction process, the PIE Act stipulates, in general terms, the following: there are certain procedures must be followed; notice of the intention of getting a court order must be […]

Litigation versus mediation

Bissets NL 2017

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 of the process, which often leads to further conflict between the parties involved in the litigation; the highly complex, costly and time-consuming nature of litigation; and court rolls having […]