Blog

26
Aug

Estate Planning and Wills: A Checklist to Protect Your Family

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Wills & Estate Planning Estate Planning and Wills: A Check List to Protect Your Family “Don’t fear death, plan for it” (Anon) Amazingly, here we are in the middle of a deadly pandemic yet still some 70% – 80% of working South Africans are said to have no will in place. That’s crazy
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26
Aug

Eviction Refused – Landowners, Unlawful Occupiers and the “Just and Equitable” Test

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property - Eviction Refusal Eviction Refused – Landowners, Unlawful Occupiers “PIE recognises that in appropriate circumstances the right to full exercise of ownership must give way, in the interest of justice and equity, to the right of vulnerable persons to a home.” (Extract from judgment below) “Unlawful occupiers” of land have strong rights
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26
Aug

A Million Rand Warning: Act When Employees Reach Retirement Age

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Employment Law & Labour Law Act When Employees Reach Retirement Age “Retirement is for people who don’t like their jobs” (Paul McCartney) Many employees reaching “retirement age” (often set at 60 or 65) are not ready to retire. Perhaps they need to carry on earning an income, often they are fit and healthy
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26
Aug

Don’t Risk Consequential “Loss of Profits” Damages: Check Your Contracts and Insurance!

“Consequential Loss: This is loss not directly caused by the insured event, but is an indirect result of the event. This is loss or damage that was not foreseen by the insurer or the policyholder at the time the policy was taken out. Consequential loss is in many instances not covered and cover is dependent on the risk that the

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26
Aug

Your Website of the Month: Start a New Business Fast and Lean

The COVID-19 pandemic has closed many doors, but it has also levelled many playing fields and opened up a slew of new business opportunities. If you are one of the many budding entrepreneurs out there looking to start up your own business (perhaps by choice, perhaps after a business closure), you may wonder where and how to go about it.

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27
Jul

Employee Looting and Strike Violence: When Is Dismissal Fair?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Employment Law & Labour Law Employee Looting and Strike Violence: When Is Dismissal Fair? Employee looting and/or violence can take place during strike action or it can occur during non-workplace incidents such as the recent looting and public disorder sprees. In both cases employers need to take action, but with care. Addressing firstly
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27
Jul

Violence and Looting – Can You Sue SAPS?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Delict & Civil Claims Violence and Looting – Can You Sue SAPS? “When a crime is imminent and foreseen it is expected of the law enforcement agency to take appropriate action. The duty of the police to provide assistance arises from their mandate to carry out law and order” (extract from judgment below)
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27
Jul

Noisy Neighbours – Your Rights, and Buyers Beware!

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property Noisy Neighbours – Your Rights, and Buyers Beware! “In common law, everyone is in general permitted to use their property for any purpose they choose, provided that the use of the property should not intrude unreasonably on the use and enjoyment by the neighbours of their properties” (extract from the “gym case”
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27
Jul

Directors, Creditors – Do Personal Suretyships Survive Business Rescue?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Business Law | Corporate Compliance “Creditors have better memories than debtors” (Benjamin Franklin) In these hard times of pandemic and economically destructive unrest, an unfortunate number of businesses face collapse, and many will opt for the “first aid for companies” option of business rescue. Creditors coming out of that process with a shortfall
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27
Jul

Your Websites of the Month: Measure and Maximise Your Business Creativity

“Creativity is the key to success” (Abdul Kalam) It’s hard to think of a successful entrepreneur who isn’t at heart creative. Creativity comes with the territory, and anything you can do to increase it has got to be good for your bottom line. The good news is that you can train yourself to maximise your creativity. First off take “The

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