January 30, 2018

Gearing up for POPI compliance

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will soon be tabled in parliament. The POPI Act outlines how companies may collect, handle, store and discard the […]
January 30, 2018

Managing disputes over a deceased relative’s estate

If someone leaves a sizeable estate behind, it may cause conflict among the possible heirs. The help of an attorney, when settling an estate after a […]
December 11, 2017

DISINHERITANCE OF A SURVIVING SPOUSE WITHIN THREE MONTHS OF DIVORCE

Matthew Cannon In terms of Section 2B of The Wills Act 7 of 1953 (‘the Act’), if any person dies within three months after dissolution of […]
December 11, 2017

WHEN DOES THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT COVER PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS?

The introduction of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (hereinafter referred to as “CPA”) was widely praised by many South Africans for providing greater protection […]
December 11, 2017

THE PRACTICAL COMMENCEMENT OF THE MEDIATION PROCESS

Lay persons are often uncertain about how to go about the actual commencement of the mediation process. It is in fact quite simple and easy to […]
December 11, 2017

NAVIGATING THE COMMUNITY SCHEME OMBUD

Most sectional title owners would have noted that since October 2016 there has been an additional levy on their monthly invoices, allocated toward the Community Scheme […]
November 16, 2017

CRYPTOCURRENCY AND TAXATION

Bitcoin and related cryptocurrencies have become increasingly popular, and continue to grow significantly in value. Cryptocurrencies are decentralised and unregulated digital currencies that can be bought […]
November 16, 2017

MUNICIPAL DEBTS OF PREVIOUS OWNERS –
PROPERTY LAW UPDATE

Section 118 of the Municipal Systems Act (“MSA”) has been the cause of a lot of concern for home owners as this section is interpreted to […]
November 16, 2017

INTERPRETING NON-VARIATION CLAUSES OF A CONTRACT ALONGSIDE THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS ACT 25 OF 2002 (“ECTA”)

Having been promulgated in April of 2006 the ECTA is by no means a novel piece of legislation. The ECTA seeks, among other things, to provide […]