September 28, 2018

Legally owning a firearm in South Africa

Many people in South Africa own a firearm or intend to own one in the future. However, the right to possess a firearm is not guaranteed […]
September 28, 2018

Fearing Foreclosure: What are your rights as the homeowner?

The recent junk status announcement has shaken us into a quick action of tightening our belts and letting go of luxuries to afford our day to day expenses. This […]
July 18, 2018

Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence refers to a negative consequence of a medical treatment that could have been avoided by the medical practitioner. The Health Professions Act 56 of […]
July 18, 2018

How do I cancel a lease?

What happens when a landlord or a tenant wants to cancel a lease? What rules and what legislation apply? What protection does the law provide? If […]
May 17, 2018

Selling your property? There might be some costs you are not aware of

If you are selling property in South Africa, check what costs you have to pay, and if they’re applicable to you. Bond costs Cancellation Costs: This […]
May 16, 2018

Sectional titles: What is the role of the body corporate?

When it comes to sectional title schemes, there is still widespread misunderstanding of even the basics, starting with the body corporate and how it is established, […]
May 16, 2018

Am I still liable for my spouse’s debt after divorce?

A husband and wife buy a house together. Their marriage takes a tumble, along with their ­finances, and they have to sell their home and are […]
March 26, 2018

Spanking your child is illegal in South Africa

The South Gauteng High Court ruled that the common law defence of reasonable chastisement is not in line with the Constitution and no longer applies in […]
March 26, 2018

Having to work after hours: Is it legal?

Many industries may sometimes require their employees to work irregular hours. Employers within these industries, also known as “24/7″ industries, have somehow developed the notion that […]
March 23, 2018

VAT increase and the effect on property transfers and the registration of transfers before and after 1 April 2018.

The increase was announced in the Minister of Finance’s Budget Speech on 21 February 2018. The standard rate of VAT will change from 14% to 15% […]