Practice Notes

Trustees: Do these seven things diligently

By Sisteen Geyser A practical approach to trusteeship In light of the recent Davis Tax Committee’s first interim report on estate duty and the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2015, […]

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The lazy man’s suretyship: Are unlimited debts of limited application?

By Robert dos Santos Due to the extensive use of suretyship agreements within South Africa, certain terms have become standardised through years of repeated application. It is questionable, however, whether […]

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The new sectional title legislation – some noteworthy features of the ‘tricky trio’

By Tertius Maree When the Sectional Titles Act 66 of 1971 came into effect, South African law had, for the first time, recognised the concept of ‘vertical ownership’ of land, […]

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Preventing the wool being pulled over consumers’ eyes: The consumer goods and services industry code of conduct and ombud

By Justine Krige The draft consumer goods and services industry code of conduct was published for public comment on 3 October 2014. On 30 March, the final consumer goods and […]

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Finding free legal information on the internet

By Lydia Craemer and Meryl Federl This guide is based on a presentation given by Lydia Craemer at a workshop organised by the Organisation of South African Law Libraries (OSALL) […]

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Practice Note July 2015

Sectional title: Sale of units prior to Township Proclamation and Erf 441 Robertsville Property CC and Another v New Market Developments (Pty) Ltd 2007 (2) SA 179 (W) By Neels […]

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Interim measures brought about through Attorneys Amendment Act

By Kevin O’Reilly The Attorneys Amendment Act 40 of 2014 was promulgated in GG38821/27-5-2015 in December 2014 and came into operation on 29 May 2015. Its aim is to amend […]

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Civil procedure – time for change

By Terence Matzdorff A few months ago I attended a talk on mediation by Professor Mohamed Paleker, a professor of law at the University of Cape Town. During the talk, […]

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Attorneys as trustees beware!

By Mervin Messias I would like to bring to the attention of attorneys an issue that I consider to be highly relevant in the context of trust law. As far […]

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Revised checklist for leave to appeal to the SCA

By Sechaba Mohapi This contribution is a revision of an earlier contribution in 2012 (Aug) DR 20, made necessary by the subsequent promulgation of the Superior Courts Act 10 of […]

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