Posted on: September 10th, 2019 by Lindsey Thorpe

Is it a problem if I only have one will in respect of my worldwide assets? No, as long as the will meets the legal formalities required by the country in which it was signed it will cover the distribution of your worldwide assets wherever situated. Are there any benefits to having a separate will […]

What is the right point in time to appoint a proxy? The effect of the recent SCA judgement of Richard du Plessis Barry v Clearwater Estate NPC 2017 (3) SA 364 (SCA).

Posted on: June 28th, 2019 by Talia Cullinan

S58(1) of the Companies Act no. 71 of 2008 (the “Act”) grants shareholders the right to be represented by proxy either at a shareholders meeting or to give or withhold consent where shareholders act other than at a meeting (s60 of the Act). This is an important right, especially where a company’s shareholders are disbursed, […]


Posted on: June 14th, 2019 by Candice Robberts

“Estate Agent” is defined under the EAAA as “any person who for the acquisition of gain on his own account or in partnership, in any manner holds himself out as a person who, or directly or indirectly advertises that he, on the instructions of or on behalf of any other person (i) sells or purchases […]

Sectional Title Complexes and Generators

Posted on: June 7th, 2019 by Junel Hickman

Despite elections being over and the promises from Eskom, many people are still installing generators to keep the lights on. Freehold property owners can do so at will, but what are your rights as an owner in a sectional title scheme? In terms of annexure 9 of the Sectional Titles Act (the Act), an owner […]

Changing from a marriage in community of property, and vice versa

Posted on: May 24th, 2019 by Sarah Nordien

In practice we often come across couples who think they are married out of community of property but upon a closer look and unbeknownst to them, they are in fact married in community of property! This causes great concern for them, as it may bring about unanticipated (and unwanted) consequences to transactions already entered into. […]

First Time Off-Plan Buyer? Beware of Occupational Rental

Posted on: May 10th, 2019 by Zenariah Martin

Picture this: you are a first time property buyer, buying off-plan from a Developer – a brand new home in a secured estate and you are legally exempt from paying transfer duty. You have been saving up for this for months, maybe even years. All costs fit perfectly into your budget – the deposit, bond […]

Are Video Wills Legal in South Africa?

Posted on: April 12th, 2019 by Lindsey Thorpe

Are Video Wills Legal in South Africa? There is no precedent of the validity of video wills in South Africa. In order for a Will to be valid and accepted by the Master of the High Court in this country, it has to comply with the requirements as set out in section 2 of the […]

Boundary fences on farms

Posted on: January 10th, 2019 by Daniel Els

Boundary fences on farms are regulated in terms of the Fencing Act, Act 31 of 1963. Surprisingly enough, the Act does not impose a general obligation to erect fences on the boundaries of land. Boundary fences are however required to be constructed as a safety precaution in the following circumstances: a. alongside railways (Railways Consolidation […]


Posted on: December 14th, 2018 by Pamela Makhubela

Different factors and characteristics influence the valuation of a property. The greatest part of the valuation process encompasses the gathering and analysis of information. Some of the information gathered can be seen as “background information” and therefore is not physically visible at the house or dwelling being valued. Background information may include economic data such […]

Attention Employers: The New Tobacco Bill and How it Will Affect Workplace Smoking

Posted on: November 16th, 2018 by Amaal Abrahams

In line with the World Health Organisation’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the South African legislature has drafted the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill 2018 (“the Bill”). The Bill seeks to regulate public smoking, smoking in the workplace and the sale and advertising of tobacco and various electronic cigarettes. In the […]

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