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Transfer of immovable property following divorceConveyancing and property law, family divorce and matrimonial law 26 Feb 2021 Read more

Khayelitsha home owners access title deeds for the first timeOperating since 2018, a free advice centre is helping to facilitate formal residential property transactions in Cape Town's largest township, Khayelitsha. The Transaction Support Centre (TSC) has engaged with over 500 residents and provides buyers and sellers with critical services to transact formally in the residential resale market. 3 Feb 2021 Read more

Driving under the influence - a sobering thoughtThe 2017/2018 South African Police Service Annual Crime statistics showed 86,160 instances of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is a substantial amount more than the 75,034 during the 2016/2017 financial year. This means that increasingly South Africans are opting to drive whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 30 Oct 2020 Read more

How labour law treats racism in the workplaceRacism remains a controversial and sensitive topic in South Africa and such behaviour should not be tolerated in any working environment. Any form of racist remark, comment, behaviour, treatment or even an alleged form of any of these performed by an individual will not be taken lightly by the CCMA, employment tribunals and Labour Courts. 9 Oct 2020 Read more

Can foreigners own property in South Africa?Foreigners may purchase and own immovable property in South Africa without any restrictions, as foreigners are generally subject to the same laws as South African nationals. The only foreigners disqualified from owning property in South Africa are foreigners that are here illegally. 17 Sep 2020 Read more

The death of a shareholder: what happens next?A shareholder can be defined as a person, whether natural or juristic, who owns shares or stock in a company. A person can be a sole proprietor or owner of 100% of the shares, or a part shareholder where for example they own 30% of the shares. 24 Jun 2020 Read more

The impact of the SPLUMA Act on property transfersThe Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 16 of 2013 (SPLUMA) which came into effect in 2015 was established to provide a uniform system of spatial planning and land use management throughout South Africa in order for municipalities to apply land use control. 16 Apr 2020 Read more

Family Law: Children born out of wedlock - the rights of the biological fatherIf you were to ask the average person on the street who they think should make decisions on behalf of a child born out of wedlock, the most likely answer you would receive is the mother. The answer seems self-evident. 30 Jan 2020 Read more

Property Law & Conveyancing: What Compliance Certificates do I need when selling my house?Often when we attend to property transfers we find that home owners are caught unawares of the compliance certificates that are required when selling a house and are subsequently shocked by the associated costs which they did not budget for. 19 Sep 2019 Read more

Corporate & Commercial Law: The importance of having a proper shareholders agreementOne of the best ways for shareholders to protect their interests is to enter into a shareholders agreement. Such an agreement sets out the rights and obligations of each shareholder in detail. These agreements also include information and guidelines regarding the management of the company. 22 Jul 2019 Read more

Labour Law: Vicarious liability and what it means for employersMost employers are unaware that they can be held liable for the actions of their employees. Vicarious liability is where someone is held responsible for the actions or omissions of another. 14 Nov 2017 Read more

Insolvency Law: Eight grounds for Insolvency: Be aware!Insolvency is the state of being unable to pay the money owed, by a person or company, on time. To be sequestrated means that your assets are sold in order to pay your debt. 2 Feb 2017 Read more