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Why an Oral Estate Agency Mandate Isn’t Worth the Paper It’s Written On

“A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s

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Cannabis Policies in the Workplace: A Delicate Balancing Act

“It is declared that the [employer]’s Alcohol and Substance

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Siblings Feuding Over a Business: Can You Get a Domestic Violence Protection Order?

“It is the purpose of this Act to afford the victims of

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Contracting with Trusts – Is a Majority Resolution Valid?

“Externally, trustees cannot disagree. In the external sphere

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Rising Damp and Failed Waterproofing: How to Sue the Sellers

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property Law Rising Damp and

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How to Safeguard Your Digital Presence: A Simple Checklist for Website Compliance

“It’s important to remember your competitor is only one

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When to Lawyer Up

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Budget 2024: Your Tax Tables and Tax Calculator

How much will you be paying in income tax, petrol and sin

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You Can (and Should) Both Discipline and Prosecute Thieving Employees

“It’s the profile of the most trusted individual,

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Can You Use Land Use Laws to Close Down a Neighbour’s Business?

“A bad neighbour is as great a calamity as a good one is a

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Moonlighting Without Consent is Misconduct – A Firing Offence

“…moonlighting as a matter of principle is

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Festive Season Sellers: Start Getting Your Compliance Certificates Ready

“If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a

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Plan Your Estate to Protect Your Family – Two End-of-Year Questions to Ask Yourself

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” (Songwriters

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The New Law on Parental Leave – A Simple Summary for Employers and Employees

“The crux of the case is about unequal treatment of persons.

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Did You Know that CV Liars Now Face Jail Time?

“Fraud is a cancer that is crippling our country” (Supreme

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Buying a Used Car – Your Rights

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Consumer Law Buying a Used

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Selling Your House to a Non-Resident

“Oh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien”

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How Does the New Divorce Act Ruling Affect You?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Family Law How Does the New

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Security Warning: Property Sale Cybercrime Surges, and a New AI Danger

“The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague”

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Dementia: Understanding Your Legal Options

“Dementia is the plague of our time, the disease of the

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Can a Video Call be a Valid Will?

“Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the

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How to Protect Your Children’s Inheritances from Ending Up in the Guardian’s Fund

“Live each day as if it were your last… because one day,

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Landlords: You Cannot Cut a Defaulting Tenant’s Water and Electricity

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property – Defaulting

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Your New House Leaks Like a Sieve – Can You Sue the Seller?

“There is no sound more peaceful than rain on the roof, if

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Can Your 👍Thumbs-Up Emoji or E-Signature Seal a Deal?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Contracts Can Your

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Divorce: What is Forfeiture of Benefits and When is it Ordered?

“So often, a party in a divorce is so aggrieved and upset by

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How to Stop Someone Damaging Your Good Name on Social Media

“He that filches from me my good name robs me of that which

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Leaving Anything Important Out of Your Property Sale Agreement Will Sink It

“No alienation of land … shall … be of any force or

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Dual Citizens: Good News if You Lost Your South African Citizenship, But…

“Citizenship is the gateway through which a number of rights

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Understanding Your Legal Obligations as an Employer of Domestic Workers

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Employment Law | Labour Law

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Ponzi Schemes: Another MTI Judgment, Risks and Red Flags

“MTl’s business clearly amounted to an unlawful

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Overtime: The Importance of Agreements

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Employment Law & Labour

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Buying Property as an Investment – Some Strategies for Success 

“The only bad time to buy property is later.”

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Budget 2023: Your Tax Tables and Tax Calculator

How much will you be paying in income tax, petrol and sin

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Neighbours Behaving Badly: Illegal Buildings and Demolition Orders

“The approval of building plans is not a mere formality in

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Suing a Degree-Forging Employee for R2.2m

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to

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Budget 2023: The Minister of Finance Wants to Hear from You!

“Finally, we pay tribute to the millions of South Africans,

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New Year, New Business – How to Pick the Right Legal Entity for It

 “Owning one’s own business is an adventure –

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When Your Buyer Can’t Get Finance, Might a Kustingsbrief Save the Sale?

“A kustingbrief … has long been recognised as a superior

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Living Wills: 6 Myths Busted

Health issues and mortality are facts of life, no matter how

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“Double Jeopardy” for Tax Evasion – Penalties plus Prosecution

“Administrative penalties and criminal proceedings do not

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Websites of the Month: Community Schemes – “CSOS Connect” Services Going Live

If you are in a Community Scheme such as a Sectional Title

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Generational Wealth Planning – To Your Children and Beyond!

“Are we being good ancestors?” (Jonas Salk) What do you

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Employers: Don’t Miss Your Employment Equity Report Deadline!

Before you close up for the year, remember that if you are a

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Website of the Month: Don’t Stress this Silly Season!

“You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle

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Bond Clauses: Beware the Deadlines!

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property Law  Bond Clauses:

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Website of the Month: Turn Customer Complaints into Compliments with the HEART System

No matter how good your product and your service levels, the

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Building in Security Estates: The ‘Persuasive Sting’ of Penalty Levies

“… had the respondent imposed more moderate

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Website of the Month: Four Key Areas in Your Strategic Planning

“Strategy is the art of carefully selecting where a business

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Website of the Month: Seven Steps to Becoming a Successful Landlord

“Landlords grow rich in their sleep” (John Stuart Mill)

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Website of the Month: Solar Power and the Insurance Risk

With our loadshedding woes unlikely to go anywhere soon, more

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Bodies Corporate: Forcing Access to Units, and Round Robin Resolutions

Owning your own property comes with a raft of benefits,

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Website of the Month: Don’t Let Hybrid Work Break Your Company Culture!

As pandemic restrictions ease around the world, many businesses

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Website of the Month: Are Your Passwords in the Green?

We all know how vital it is to use strong passwords online, but

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Website of the Month: 3 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

“Here’s how to expand your mind’s abilities to get more

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Property Owner and Body Corporate Liable After Child’s Electrocution?

A recent High Court decision saw both a sectional title unit

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Don’t Accidentally Disqualify Your Chosen Heirs from Inheriting!

“Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the

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Your Website of the Month: The 9 Key Points of Making a Difficult Decision

“Avoiding a decision is itself a decision … probably the

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3 Steps to Buying Your First House

“Happiness is… buying your first home” (Anon) Few things

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Fired For Moonlighting

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Your Website of the Month: How to Avoid Falling Victim to a “Tinder Swindler”

“But love is blind, and lovers cannot

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Why Life Partners Still Need Cohabitation Agreements and Wills

“Census data of 2016 reveals that approximately 3.2 million

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Using the New Cybercrimes Act to Protect Yourself

“…cybercrime has increased by over 300% during the COVID-19

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Budget 2022: The Minister of Finance Wants to Hear from You!

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has invited the public to

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Your Website of the Month: How to Smash Your Goals in 2022 (Even If It Is Already February)

“New Year’s Resolutions” are notoriously easy to make but

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Can Your Tenant Claim a Lockdown Rental Remission?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Property Can Your Tenant

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Directors at War: Terminating Email Access

“All is fair in love and war…and business is war.”

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Your Website of the Month: How to Cope with Pandemic Stress as A Small Business Owner

Being an entrepreneur can be hugely rewarding, but it comes

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When Can a Shop Be Sued for Damages If a Customer Falls?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Delict and Civil Claims When

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Don’t Let Delays in the Master’s Office Leave Your Family in Financial Distress

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone

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PAIA Manuals and the 31 December 2021 Deadline: Crying Wolf Again, or Real This Time?

“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably

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Your Website of the Month: How to Find and Remove Spyware from Your Cellphone

Our cellphones have, for most of us, become integrated into

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Unmarried Parents: A New ‘Notice of Birth’ Ruling for Fathers, with 3 Surname Choices

“Whilst the Act no longer uses the term “illegitimate

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Your Website of the Month: New – How to Renew Your Car Licence Disc Online

Here’s some really good news for all of us motorists dreading

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Property Sellers: Why, How and When to Choose Your Own Conveyancer

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Selling Property Property

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South Africans – Don’t Lose Your Own Citizenship When You Apply for Another!

“… it cannot be said as the applicant suggests that the

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Employers – Walking the “Compulsory Covid-19 Jab” Tightrope

“Employers should find a reasonable resolution that

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