March 8, 2023

Can trustees sell trust property to their own company?

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) recently deliberated on whether a court sanction is necessary to validate the sale of shares owned by a trust to […]
December 6, 2022

Fraud: Remedies available to defrauded parties

Fraud can be defined as the unlawful and intentional making of a representation that causes actual or potential prejudice to another. Parties often act on the […]
December 6, 2022

Signing an antenuptial contract before getting married does not mean you are anticipating divorce

Discussing an antenuptial contract might not be the easiest of conversations to have with a prospective spouse. However, it is important to be aware of the […]
November 15, 2022

The cost of losing a legal battle

I recently sued someone who owes me R50,000. The Court found that the loan agreement was invalid and that the amount was not owed to me. The legal costs were subsequently awarded […]
November 15, 2022

Precautionary suspension of an employee- what are the requirements?

The purpose of a precautionary suspension of an Employee is mainly to mitigate further risk to an Employer in instances where disciplinary action is contemplated. The […]
November 15, 2022

Holiday homes: An overview of the property time-sharing control act

An overview of the Property Time-Sharing Control Act and the Vacational Ownership /  Time-Share industry. Part 1 Part two will look at the National Consumer Commission […]
October 5, 2022

Rights of a foreign parent with a child as a citizen of South Africa

A foreigner’s immigration status is determined by the relevant visa or permanent residence permit and the rights and obligations related to it, as granted to them […]
October 5, 2022

The Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act No. 70 of 1970 Explained: Part 1

The subdivision of agricultural land or “farmland” is regulated by the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act No. 70 of 1970 (hereafter “the Act”) which came into […]
October 5, 2022

Transfer duty – No surprises – part 2

The Transfer Duty Act 40/1949 (“the Act”) states that transfer duty (duty) is to be levied on any property acquired by any person by way of […]
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