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Electronic Signatures in Property and Other Transactions

“To sign a document means to authenticate that which stands

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Directors and Business Rescue in the Time of COVID-19

“A stitch in time saves nine” (wise old proverb) The

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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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Warning: Property Email Scams Surging

“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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Small Claims Courts – From 1 April You Can Sue For Up To R20,000

The monetary jurisdiction of Small Claims Courts has been

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Your Website of the Month: Music for Productive Work

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I

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Property Buyers: Beware Unlawful Occupiers!

“The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and

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Traffic Fines and Admissions of Guilt – Will They Earn You a Criminal Record?

“We must not make a scarecrow of the law” (Shakespeare) A

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Your Website of the Month: Your Selection of Budget 2019 Tax Calculators (And a Tax Guide)

“People who complain about taxes can be divided into two

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Property Owners, Buyers and Agents: Check for the Title Deeds Before 25 February!

“Time is of the essence” (legal phrase meaning ‘speed is

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Private Schools and Parents Behaving Badly – the Expulsion Option

“…it can hardly be in the best interests of all concerned

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Buying Your First Home with a Government Subsidy

Note: If you earn over R22k p.m. (the subsidy threshold) or

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Your Website of the Month: 5 Steps to Business Success

Perhaps you are an employee, dreaming of starting up your own

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Beware the Building Deadlines When Buying-to-Build

Here’s yet another warning from our courts to take seriously

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Victims of Corruption Take Heart – “Big Chief” Gets 15 Years Behind Bars

“… it is necessary for an unequivocal message to be sent

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Property Developers Beware: Deemed Accruals Can Seriously Disrupt Your Cash Flow

“Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it’s the

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Lending to a Friend or Selling Property on Credit – Must You Register as a Credit Provider?

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be For loan oft loses both

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Reporting Crime and the Defamation Danger: Lessons from the Workplace

Believing someone to be guilty of a crime you call the police

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Firearm Owners: What to Do if Your Licence Has Expired

“… this is a matter of national security and… something

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Websites of the Month: The Existential Dread of Gift Giving, and Science to the Rescue!

“Every holiday season, as we drive ourselves crazy at the

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Can I have pets in a residential complex?

“I never married because there was no need. I have three pets

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Travelling Abroad? Know Local Laws or Risk Jail

“Ignorance of the law is no excuse” (old Roman law

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Your Website of the Month: 6 Ways for Your SME to Survive the Recession

No doubt we are in for at least a year or two of difficult

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