Legal Insights

November 25, 2019

Divorce: Who gets the pets?

Divorce: Who gets the pets? It is common during a divorce for parties to argue over primary residence of children, houses, cars, shares, investments, pension interests […]
August 27, 2019

Customary marriage: An overview

Customary marriage: An overview Before the establishment of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 (“The Act”), customary marriages (customary unions) were not legally […]
July 18, 2019

A cruel system? Married with the Accrual

In terms of section 4(1)(a) of the Matrimonial Property Act 88 of 1984, the accrual of the estate of a spouse is described as follows: “The […]
May 28, 2019

Compliance certificates you’ll need when buying or selling a house

When buying or selling a house, it is important to be aware of the compliance certificates that may be required prior to the registration of the […]
May 6, 2019

Can a matter still be settled after legal action has commenced?

If the account of a consumer is in arrears with a registered Credit Provider, the Credit Provider will make a decision to commence with legal proceedings […]
October 24, 2018

New South African plug standard is mandatory

The South African Bureau of Standards recently, after much deliberation, amended the standard wiring code for the installation of new plug sockets in new buildings. These […]
September 20, 2018

Aspects to consider when buying a business or a company

There are many aspects to be considered when buying a particular business to ensure that you are making the correct (and hopefully profitable) decision. In the […]
August 28, 2018

Protection of primary residence during the foreclosure process

The main purpose of the insertion of Rule 46A in the Rules of the High Court is to try and obtain a constitutional balance between the […]
July 20, 2018

Rates and taxes vs water and electricity

Did you know that there is a difference between rates and taxes charged on property and the utility you pay for water and electricity? Often these […]
June 26, 2018

Is a nude prohibition in a will enforceable?

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN SMITH I bequeath my farm to my son on condition that he will never be allowed to sell or […]
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