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Property Owners: Your Rates Could Quadruple for Unauthorised Land Use

“The said penalty … was imposed due to the fact that the

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Workplace Harassment: The New Code in a Nutshell

“The criterion that harassment involves unwanted

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Don’t Just Leave Your Loved Ones Assets – Leave Them a Legacy!

“A Legacy Letter is a way for you to share your values, life

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Beware The Badly Worded Bond Clause!

“The terms of the contract are the decisive criterion by

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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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Your Website of the Month: The Best Age to Launch a Successful Startup Is…

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission reports (see

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

“Consequential Loss: This is loss not directly caused by the

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has closed many doors, but it has also

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

“Creativity is the key to success” (Abdul Kalam) It’s

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R4m Damages for a Workplace Sexual Assault

“The stance adopted by the Municipality at the trial

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Your Website of the Month: How to Plan and Hold Virtual Board Meetings

Virtual meetings are here to stay. Make the most of them with

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Can You Change Your Marital Regime After Marriage?

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is

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Your Website of the Month: Teamwork Tips from My Octopus Teacher

“So, you thought that My Octopus Teacher was there to teach

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Extended: The Rights of Grieving Parents to Choose Burial After Pregnancy Loss

Expectant parents who lose a pregnancy before 26 weeks (the age

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Domestic Workers and Employers: The New Injury and Illness Cover Explained

“Domestic employees” are now covered under the Compensation

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Your Website of the Month: Train Your Brain to Unlock Creativity and Innovation

“Creativity is intelligence having fun” (Albert Einstein)

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Buying and Selling Property: Nine Important Questions

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth… both financial

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Landlords: Can You Cut Electricity to Collect Arrears or Evict?

“It is a fundamental principle that no man is allowed to take

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Your Website of the Month: From Scenarios to Strategy – Use Business “Wind Tunneling”

Now more than ever before, scenario planning is essential for

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Buying a Property: Check the Seller’s Marital Status!

“…a third party is expected to do more than rely upon a

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Be Prepared for The Cost of Dying

“No matter how much you’ve been warned, Death always

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Your Website of the Month: A Month-by-Month Personal Financial Planner for 2021

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” (Benjamin

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Building a Home in 2021: The Dangers of Not Being NHBRC Compliant

“Home, Sweet Home”  2021 is shaping up to be a busy year

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Don’t Fall Victim to a Ponzi Scheme in 2021!

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” (wise

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Your Website of the Month: Starting a Business in 2021

Whether 2020’s lockdown gave you a great idea for a new

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Before You Buy or Sell Property this Festive Season…

“Who acts in haste repents at leisure” (Aesop) Our Festive

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Grandparents – When Must You Pay Maintenance?

“An inability on the part of the parents to maintain a child

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Your Festive Season Websites: Safe Holidays, Dodging the Dangers, and Now For Something Completely Different!

It’s been a hard year but at long last the Summer Holidays

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Parking Bay Disputes – Enforcing Complex Rules

“By subscribing to the constitution, each member accepts the

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Collecting Maintenance in Hard Times – Threaten Jail Time

“Compliance with court orders is always important. There is a

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Website of the Month: Looking Good on Zoom

“Zooming Into the Future: Tips to Improve One’s Appearance

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Is Your Will Valid?

“Death knocks at all doors alike” (John Dunton 1692) Sooner

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Friends and Lovers: Before You Lend Out Your Car…

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be” (Shakespeare) This is

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Website of the Month: Don’t Lose Your House Because of a Lockdown Layoff!

(Note: If none of this applies to you please think of passing

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Property: Green Shoots, Agent’s Commission and Fidelity Fund Certificates

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning

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Lockdown “Admission of Guilt” Fines – The Criminal Record Risk

Breaking any of our lockdown laws can be an expensive business,

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Property Subsidence: New Law, Strict Liability and Ubuntu

“…every landowner has a right to the lateral support and

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Websites of the Month: Why and How to Encourage Whistleblowing in Your Workplace

Our law (in the form of the Protected Disclosures Act)

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Our Brave New World: Using Zoom for Retrenchment Consultations

“O brave new world” (Shakespeare) The COVID-19 pandemic

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POPIA’s Deadline is 30 June 2021 – Ignore the “Fake Headlines” But Start Planning!

At long last the main provisions of POPIA (the Protection of

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Website of the Month: The Mental Battle of Running a Small Business in Lockdown Level 3

“This Too Shall Pass. It might pass like a kidney stone, but

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Domestic Violence and the Lockdown: Your Personalised Safety Plan

“Preamble to the Domestic Violence Act: “To afford the

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Website of the Month: A Complete Guide to Working from Home in 2020

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not

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Divorce in a Time of Lockdown – What Grounds Can You Rely On?

Note: If, as we hope, you personally have no need for an

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Property Sellers – Prepare for SPLUMA

Many factors can delay your property transfer, and all of them

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Your Website of the Month: Lockdown Advice for Entrepreneurs

“The scale of the national COVID-19 lockdown is unprecedented

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How to Stop an Ex-Director from Competing With You

“…the default position is that an executive director or a

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Beware the “Common Law Marriage” Myth

“In our law cohabitation does not have special legal

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Website of the Month: COVID-19 – Entrepreneurs and Your Growth Opportunities

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” (Winston Churchill)

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Budget 2020: Good News for Property Sellers and Buyers, and Some Useful Tax Calculators

“To support the property market, the threshold for transfer

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Does an Expired Lease Automatically Continue Month-to-Month? At What Rental?

“Close your eyes –Landlord knockingOn the back

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Report Your Traffic Accident with an Online Reporting Service

Traffic accidents, your fault or not, are traumatic affairs.

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Your Website of the Month: Become a Client Whisperer

“It takes seven times more money, effort and time to get

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Must You Pay Tax on Your Rental Income?

“Few of us ever test our powers of deduction, except when

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January is “Divorce Month”: Beware the Dangers of DIY

January is “Divorce Month”: Beware the Dangers of DIY

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Your Website of the Month: Be (Cyber) Safe in 2020!

“The email of the species is deadlier than the

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Property Sales and Trusts: Demand Proof of Trustee Authority

“If you want to make your house easy to sell, make it

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Visiting South Africa with Kids Just Became Easier – Here’s What You Need to Know

“We’re all going on a summer holiday…” (Cliff

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