Archive 2017

Are you ready to start your own law firm?

By Emmie de Kock So you are a well-rounded attorney, running your own matters, managing your own support staff and clients. Perhaps you are waiting to be promoted, but it […]

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The dilemma of appropriation of payment: Drawing the line between the common law and the law of contract

By Jason Olifant and Odwa Golela A company is faced with quite a dilemma in a scenario where payment has been tendered by a debtor, but the debtor, however, has […]

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Legal professional privilege and Internet hacking

By Daniël Eloff During the past ten years, the world has seen an increase in the number of high profile data hacks. The Panama Papers clearly show the far reaching […]

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Municipal account – landlord beware

By Heather Marsden As a landlord, are you keeping track of your tenant’s municipal accounts? Do you know if they are in arrears? Do you know how many municipal accounts […]

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Simulated agreements: Dressing up transactions

By Chantelle Humphries and Don Mahon The application of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (the NCA) can have onerous consequences for money lenders. It requires strict compliance with […]

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Providing legal aid to indigent mental health care users

By Moffat Ndou Section 15 of the Mental Health Care Act 17 of 2002 (MHCA) provides that a mental health care user is entitled to representation, including a legal representative. […]

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What does ‘fair wear and tear’ mean in the context of a lease agreement?

By Madeleine Truter The phrase ‘fair wear and tear excepted’ is commonly used in lease agreements. It is, therefore, essential to understand what the phrase really means. In order to […]

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The law reports – November 2017

September 2017 (5) South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 354); [2017] 2 All South African Law Reports June (pp 677– 996); [2017] 3 All South African Law Reports July […]

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Employee’s liability for recruitment costs: Premature termination of a fixed term contract

Metal Industries Benefit Funds Administrator v Myburgh (LC) (unreported case no JS854/13, 29-8-2017) (Lagrange J) By Yashin Bridgemohan In the case Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company v Esterhuizen (SCA) […]

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New legislation – November 2017

Legislation published from 1 – 29 September 2017 Bills Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill B22 of 2017. Commencement of Acts Higher Education Amendment Act 9 of 2016. Commencement: 22 September 2017 […]

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