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 […]
October 23, 2017

Awareness of the practice and applicability of mediation in civil law

As briefly canvassed by the writer in a former article, awareness appears to be the biggest hindrance to the wide-spread use of mediation in the civil […]
October 23, 2017

Protection of security or title interest of a third party when a business rescue practitioner disposes of property belonging to the company

When a company becomes financially distressed, it is placed under business rescue. Section 128(b) of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“the Act”) defines business rescue […]
September 28, 2017

MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION IN MEDICAL HEATH
CARE DISPUTES

South African heath care disputes resulting in litigation are constantly increasing, with medical malpractices on the rise. Statistics confirmed by the Medical Protection Society has shown […]
September 18, 2017

INCORPORATING SHARE INCENTIVE SCHEMES IN YOUR COMPANY

What is a Share Incentive Scheme?  A Share Incentive Scheme is a system used by companies to grant their employees an option to obtain certain classes […]
May 24, 2017

STRICT LIABILITY CLAIMS IN CONSUMER – SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS

In our common law a manufacturer could not traditionally be held strictly liable (without having to prove fault in a delictual claim, as affirmed in the […]
May 24, 2017

MEDIATION AND THE PREVENTION OF ILLEGAL EVICTION FROM AND UNLAWFUL OCCUPATION OF LAND ACT, NO. 19 OF 1998.

South African legislation appears to make provision for the practice and benefits of mediation outside of the typical family, labour and commercial law arenas.[1] The popular […]