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SA’s New Land Court Act – paving the way for settling land disputes

22 February 2024

In a quest to remedy historical land injustices and streamline the resolution of land and land rights issues in our... country, South Africa has introduced a pioneering piece of legislation — the new Land Court Act. This Act represents a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to foster equitable land distribution and provide an effective mechanism for resolving land disputes. The Land Court established by virtue of this transformative legislation will play a central role, as will be outlined in this article.

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How far does employer liability for the actions of its employee extend?

22 February 2024

It is relatively well-known that employers can be held liable for the conduct of their employees. What is generally less... well-understood is the scope of this liability. For example, can an employer be liable for the conduct of an employee even while on sick leave? In this article, we take a look at an employer’s vicarious liability and how far this liability may extend.

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Construction Contracts: Is it a “one-size-fits-all” decision?

22 February 2024

Clients often have very different perceptions about the necessity and type of contract they may need for their construction contract.... Surprisingly, even with large development projects, there is often the view that if you have the quote and designs, why then bother with a contract? In this article, we provide some guidance on the various types of construction contracts that can be considered for a building project, large or small.

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South Africa’s four-day workweek trial: the good and the bad

21 February 2024

From March to August 2023, South Africa conducted the first African four-day workweek experiment involving several pilot companies trialling to... assess the pros and cons of such a move in a South African context. Although it’s far too early to make any conclusive findings, we share a few thoughts about the trial and its implications for South Africa.

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SA’s New Land Court Act – paving the way for settling land disputes

22 February 2024

In a quest to remedy historical land injustices and streamline the resolution of land and land rights issues in our... country, South Africa has introduced a pioneering piece of legislation — the new Land Court Act. This Act represents a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to foster equitable land distribution and provide an effective mechanism for resolving land disputes. The Land Court established by virtue of this transformative legislation will play a central role, as will be outlined in this article.

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How far does employer liability for the actions of its employee extend?

22 February 2024

It is relatively well-known that employers can be held liable for the conduct of their employees. What is generally less... well-understood is the scope of this liability. For example, can an employer be liable for the conduct of an employee even while on sick leave? In this article, we take a look at an employer’s vicarious liability and how far this liability may extend.

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Construction Contracts: Is it a “one-size-fits-all” decision?

22 February 2024

Clients often have very different perceptions about the necessity and type of contract they may need for their construction contract.... Surprisingly, even with large development projects, there is often the view that if you have the quote and designs, why then bother with a contract? In this article, we provide some guidance on the various types of construction contracts that can be considered for a building project, large or small.

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South Africa’s four-day workweek trial: the good and the bad

21 February 2024

From March to August 2023, South Africa conducted the first African four-day workweek experiment involving several pilot companies trialling to... assess the pros and cons of such a move in a South African context. Although it’s far too early to make any conclusive findings, we share a few thoughts about the trial and its implications for South Africa.

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Why a clean donation can have sticky consequences

21 February 2024

A donation, made with the best of intent, may still land you in ‘hot’ water with SARS. In this article,... we explain why a donation could result in donations tax being payable to SARS and when and how this could happen.

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Short description of forfeiture in divorce proceedings

01 February 2024,  André Styger

In the context of divorces in South Africa, forfeiture refers to a legal principle that allows a court to deprive... one party of certain benefits or entitlements arising from the marriage. This typically occurs when one spouse is found to be at fault for the breakdown of the marriage, such as through misconduct or a breach of marital duties.

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Post Divorce Action

01 February 2024,  Melody Sithole

My divorce has been finalised and my former spouse and I have received our decree of divorce however he refuses... to comply with the decree of divorce, what steps can I take to make sure he complies?

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Removing your former spouses name from the joint Mortgage Bond

01 February 2024,  Puleng Valentine Tladi

Section 45(2) of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937, is also applicable where parties who were married in community... of property to each other, divorce, and one of the spouses acquires the half share of the former spouse, in the immovable property by a divorce court order.

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How does Divorce affect your Estate Planning?

01 February 2024,  Allan Lesesa

When expressing the harsh consequences of parting, a well-known artist asked: ‘What will become of me? I do not like... reality, for we changed from flames to dust, from lovers to friends.Why do all good thing come to an end?’

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Can I inherit from my ex-spouse?

01 February 2024,  Gerda Janse van Rensburg

It often happens that parties get divorced and then forget to change their wills.  The pit-fall therein is, that by... dropping the ball on this your ex-spouse could still inherit from you even though you are divorced.  Now that is all fine and well, if you wish for them to still inherit, but that is usually not the case.

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