Beetle-free Certificate

In the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal regions it is customary to include a clause in the Deed of Sale that the seller will provide the purchaser with a beetle-free certificate. Usually the beetle certificate is required only in respect of two types of borer beetles. These are the notorious hylotropes bajulus and/or oxypleuris nodieri that […]

HAPPY HERITAGE DAY

Heritage Day is a new South African public holiday which was designated to give all South Africans a day on which to celebrate their cultural traditions in the wider context of the great diversity of our cultures, beliefs, and traditions. We’re a pretty diverse lot, but there is one cultural practice which ties us all […]

New Visa Rules for Children Postponed

The Department of Home Affairs has announced a postponement in the date of implementation of the new requirements for minor children travelling to or from South Africa. The regulations require any adult travelling with a minor child to be in possession of an unabridged birth certificate as well as written permission to travel from both […]

Injured In A Road Accident

Road traffic accidents are generally thought of as incidents that happen to people other than ourselves. However, statistics show that this is not the case in South Africa. Even if you are a safe driver, statistics have reflected that reckless and negligent driving are common place in South Africa and you could be the innocent […]

Considering Your Antenuptial Agreement

An antenuptial contract is an agreement signed before the marriage by parties who intend to marry each other out of community of property, in other words, each person wishes to retain ownership of his her own assets as opposed to pooling the assets to form one communal estate.  If no such agreement is signed, the […]

I Need A Will

To ensure that your estate devolves efficiently, cost effectively and with a minimum of delay upon your chosen beneficiaries, it is important that you draw up a valid will assisted by a suitably qualified professional. Apart from the nomination of heirs and the appointment of an executor to administer your estate consideration should be given […]

National Credit Act

The objectives of the Act are to: Prohibit and curb unfair contracts and policies; Curb reckless credit extension; Provide mechanisms to assist over-indebted consumers; Regulate information required, held and reported by credit bureaux The Act applies to: All consumers who are natural persons All consumers who are juristic persons unless they have an asset value in […]

Buying As An Individual Or Entity: Consider The Tax Implications

INTRODUCTION Various entities can hold ownership of immovable property. Transfer can be effected to a purchaser in his personal capacity (a natural person) or to a legal entity (a trust, a company or close corporation*) and the choice depends on the specific circumstances of the purchaser. (* The new Companies Act 71, 2008 that is […]

Beetle-Free Certificate

In the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal regions it is customary to include a clause in the Deed of Sale that the seller will provide the purchaser with a beetle-free certificate. Usually the beetle certificate is required only in respect of two types of borer beetles. These are the notorious hylotropes bajulus and/or oxypleuris nodieri that […]

Commentary On Leasehold Land

COMMENTARY ON LEASEHOLD LAND Leasehold land generally relates to land, which is owned by the State, local authority and/or a parelegal state, i.e. Intersite which controls most of South African Railway land. The controlling body often has land which to too costly for them to maintain and serves little purpose to them in its present […]

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