June 13, 2022

Transfer duty. No surprises. Part I

Transfer duty is a duty levied for the benefit of the National Revenue Fund on the value of any property acquired by any person by way […]
June 13, 2022

Convictions under the doctrine of common purpose

“If I was present at the scene where my peers committed a crime and I had knowledge of the crime being committed, is that sufficient evidence […]
June 13, 2022

Private prosecution: Is justice attainable even if the state fails us?

Members of the public, and specifically victims or those close to them, are often disheartened by the National Prosecuting Authority (“NPA”) and its decisions not to […]
June 13, 2022

Avoid the “chase” following the purchase of a business

When you intend to buy a business from a seller as a going concern, it is important to do your homework in respect of the business […]
May 24, 2022

Misconduct relating to depression – what constitutes unfair dismissal?

In a matter of Legal Aid South Africa v Jansen, the Labour Appeal Court had to decide whether the Employer’s decision to dismiss Mr Jansen, who was […]
May 24, 2022

Life partners now qualify for intestate succession

The Constitutional Court recently confirmed the October 2020 ruling of the Western Cape High Court that section 1(1) of the Intestate Succession Act is unconstitutional in […]
May 24, 2022

Who is held responsible for payments lost due to cybercrime?

This is exactly what happened in Fourie v Van der Spuy and De Jongh Inc. and others. The First Respondent was a law firm and the Second and […]
May 24, 2022

Immovable property ownership and spouses

INTRODUCTION When does a spouse who is entitled to receive a half share in immovable property become the owner of that half share? Does the real […]
April 21, 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 […]
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