Legal Insights

May 24, 2018

New owner not responsible for previous owner’s debt

The Application of Section 118(3) of the Municipal Systems Act by the municipalities had the implication that in some cases new owners had their electricity cut […]
April 18, 2018

Can a divorce order be refused?

Many victims of a divorce will tell you that divorce is a traumatic experience and one which, litigants finding themselves in such a position, want to […]
March 12, 2018

Increase in VAT: What rate should be charged in property transactions?

In the 2018 Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on 21 February 2018, the standard rate of VAT was increased from 14% to 15%, […]
February 26, 2018


BUDGET 2018 – INFLUENCE ON ESTATE PLANNING SECTION 7C REVISITED – YET AGAIN The purpose of this communication is to inform clients of certain tax increases […]
February 15, 2018

Wedding bells?

Every girl dreams of a fairy tale wedding.  The perfect husband, dress, venue and let us not forget, the ever popular “happily ever after.”  Unfortunately, the […]
December 12, 2017

Drinking and driving – These are your rights

Each year during the festive season, South Africans are confronted with more stringent road blocks and possible arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol. The […]
November 14, 2017

Unopposed and opposed divorce: What’s the difference?

My spouse said that he/she won’t ‘give me a divorce’. What can I do? Your spouse can oppose the divorce, but it is the Court that […]
November 9, 2017

What does the Deeds Office do?

The Deeds Office is responsible for the registration, management and maintenance of the property registry of South Africa. If you are planning on buying a house, […]
October 13, 2017

Renting or selling property to foreigners

Renting property in South Africa is a straightforward process. The country has a vast selection of rental accommodation including bachelor flats in apartment blocks, Victorian cottages, […]
August 25, 2017


In the Supreme Court of Appeal case, Land and Agricultural Bank of South Africa v Parker, the dilemma of insufficient separation between the control and enjoyment […]
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