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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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Property Owners, Buyers and Agents: Lost Title Deeds and Bonds – Don’t Delay!

“He who hesitates is lost” (Wise old proverb) In January

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Your Website of the Month: A Festive Season Home Security Checklist

Every year the criminal fraternity welcomes the onset of the

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It Pays to Report Crime! First Offender’s 20 Years in Prison Confirmed for R4.9m Fraud

“The scourge of white collar crime, especially fraud, is

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Your Websites of the Month: Buying or Selling Anything? How to Use Facebook Marketplace

By all accounts Facebook Marketplace is giving Gumtree, OLX and

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Security Complexes and Fibre – You Can Use Telkom Ducting After All

“Reliable electronic communications go beyond just benefiting

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Your Websites of the Month: Tips to Manage Debt and Master Your Money

Times are hard, and although hopefully we are now seeing the

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Your Will: What You Can and Can’t Do

“Where there’s a will, I want to be in it” (Anon) Your

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Property: Are Verbal Agreements Valid?

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

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What is Poor Work Performance? A Case of Missed Sales Targets

“…the employer has a duty to investigate all possible

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Home Builders – Your Contractor Must Register with the NHBRC

“…the Act is consumer-protection legislation designed to

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Your Website of the Month: Video Guides to Starting Your Own Business

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single

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Beware of Property Cyber Scammers

“Forewarned is Forearmed!” (Wise old saying) Why yet

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Unlawful Occupiers: Eviction Is Possible, but Neither Quick nor Easy

“It is only once the court concludes that there is no defence

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Your Website of the Month: Left Money in a South African Will But Living Overseas?

What happens if you want to access a South African bequest

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Property Transfers and Trust Account Theft: A R720,000 Warning

“The issue of whether a conveyancing attorney receives the

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Employers: What is Your Duty to Accommodate Religious Beliefs?

“The employer has a duty to reasonably accommodate an

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Your Website of the Month: Business Email Dos and Don’ts

“The email of the species is deadlier than the mail”

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You Signed a Property Sale Agreement, Can You Still Accept a Better Offer?

You put your property on the market and an acceptable but

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Business Rescue: Are Your Suretyships Enforceable? A R5.5m Lesson for Directors and Creditors

Article courtesy of Law Dot News “Some people use one-half

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Tax Freedom Day 2019 Has Arrived!

“Untold Wealth: That which does not appear on income tax

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Your Website of the Month: Coming Soon – More Courts Offering Mediation Options

“Agree, for the law is costly” (wise old proverb) The cost,

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Expats and Employers: Plan Now For the New Expat Tax Changes

“An income tax form is like a laundry list – either way

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Estate Agents: Securing Your Trade Secrets (and Your Commission)

“In short, it [a Fidelity Fund Certificate] is a licence to

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Your Website and Video of the Month: Before You Enter an Uber…

Ridesharing services like Uber are convenient and popular, but

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Losing Your Licence with AARTO Demerits: More Danger than You Thought, and The Wheels are Turning

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of

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