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“Can spouses conclude an agreement which is contrary to their antenuptial contract and which is valid and enforceable?”
“With loadshedding woes affecting all businesses and causing widescale disruption to work hours, employers have started asking whether they can dock employee pay if employees are not able to work as a result of loadshedding. In this article, we unpack this question and give guidance on the legal position.”
“When dealing with crypto assets, a question that arises without fail is whether crypto assets are regulated in South Africa and to what extent a consumer has any protection when buying crypto assets.”
“It is often thought that the financial statements of a private company are like the name implies ‘private’. But how private is this private and who has a right of access to such financial information?”
“Clients are suddenly contacting us to ask about the need to get an Energy Performance Certificate and whether it is mandatory for all building owners and by when they need to have it in place.”
Are you a divorced or separated parent during Christmas? Navigate the festive season with a parenting plan.
Who gets the kids on which days? Will I be able to take my child to my family in a different province or country for the festive season? To what extent is my child allowed to spend time with me at my place of residence?
“For many home owners, the economic pinch is an everyday reality. Add to this rising interest rates which in turn push up monthly bond payments, and you may easily find yourself in trouble with making your monthly payment. Beware the danger as you can end up losing your home if you don’t take steps to remedy the situation.”
A question often asked by clients is “why must I have an independent trustee on my family trust?” In this article we unpack the reasons for this and how this works.”
With the national Covid-19 lockdown slowly becoming a thing of the past, many employers have asked employees to return to the office, full time or on a hybrid basis. But, employees have become used to working from home and some don’t want to return to the office. What happens if an employee refuses to return to the office and offers to continue to work from home?
“Can foreigners who travel in South Africa and are involved in a motor vehicle collision claim from the Road Accident Fund if they cannot show that they are legally in the country?”
Does copyright protection prohibit the distribution of works in formats that are accessible to people with print and visual impairments? Our Constitutional Court had occasion to consider this important question in the recent judgment of Blind SA v Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition and Others.
“What should businesses take note of in the recently released National Status and Trends on B-BBEE Transformation Report (Transformation Report) released by the B-BBEE Commission in July 2022?”
“For home owners it is often an important milestone the day they have paid of their bond. This is followed by the bank releasing the title deed to the owner. But what happens when the owner wants to sell the property but cannot find the original title deed the bank gave back.”
“Private sector B-BBEE scorecards and compliance has become a generally understood phenomenon, but what is the position in respect of organs of state. Must they also be B-BBEE compliant and are they measured in the same way as private entities?”
“Are you an employer? If so, do you know what responsibilities you hold for the health and safety of your employees?”