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Get The Democracy You Deserve: Go Vote!

7 May, 2019

Statistics show that although some 9.3 million South Africans did not register to vote in the upcoming elections, 26.7 million citizens are registered, and tomorrow they will have the opportunity to have their say on who should govern for the next four years. Various tables and figures on the Stats SA webpage show that the […]

STBB Welcomes Richard van der Schyff And Armand Coetzee | 06 May 2019

6 May, 2019

STBB is pleased to welcome two new directors to our Gauteng team. Between them, Richard van der Schyff and Armand Coetzee have a wealth of experience in all areas of the South African property industry. They have practiced in areas which will compliment the existing STBB practice and they will help to ensure that STBB […]

Issue 07 – 2019

26 April, 2019

ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS UNDER YOUR PROPERTY Dennegeur Estate Home Owners Association and Another v Telkom SA SOC Ltd and Another (366/2018) [2019] ZASCA 37 (29 March 2019) If Telkom was the incumbent network service provider in respect of a development managed by a homeowners association, could it argue that it could prohibit other […]

Transfer Duty And Divorce

23 April, 2019

Where a divorce settlement agreement provides that a spouse will acquire sole ownership in the whole or a portion of property registered in the name of his or her divorced spouse, the transaction is exempt from transfer duty. Does it make a difference if this property was registered in the name of an entity? Yes, […]

King William’s Town Deeds Office Closing Times | 16 April 2019

16 April, 2019

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING: The King Williams Town Deeds Office will be closing at 10h00 on Thursday, 18 April 2019 as per the directive of the Acting Director-General: Rural Development and Land Reform. The following business operations will apply on 17 – 18 April 2019 Lodgement: Thursday – 08h00 to 09h00 Prep: Thursday […]

Where The Purchaser Obtains Financing From Nedbank: A New Offering | 10 April 2019

10 April, 2019

We are pleased to advise you , that Nedbank has nominated STBB to partake in their Same Attorney pilot (Transfer & Registration) project with effect from 8 April 2019. In essence the project will ensure that where STBB is attending to a transfer in which the purchaser is obtaining financing from Nedbank, STBB will be […]

Calculating The Amount Of Child Maintenance

9 April, 2019

In our law, both parents have a duty to support their child. This duty encompasses direct and indirect costs and includes educational and medical expenses, food, transport, clothing and accommodation. But how is an amount arrived at? The amount of the maintenance is determined with reference to the parents’ financial circumstances as well as the […]

Issue 06 – 2019

5 April, 2019

CANCELLING INSTALMENT SALES: DUE DATES OF PAYMENTS CRITICAL Amardien and Others v Registrar of Deeds and Others (CCT212/17) [2018] ZACC 47; 2019 (2) BCLR 193 (CC) (28 November 2018) The Alienation of Land Act prohibits the seller in an instalment sale to receive consideration in respect of a sale until such time as the agreement […]

Interest On Deposit In Attorney Trust Account

26 March, 2019

With effect from 1 March 2019, interest earned on moneys invested by your attorney in a designated trust account, must be dealt with in accordance with section 86(4) of the Legal Practice Act. This section provides that the attorney firm must pay 5% of the interest earned to the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund. As agreements […]

Power of Attorney | 25 March 2019

25 March, 2019

Dear All Please proceed to include the following names as appearers in your Powers of Attorney: MOEGSIENA ISHMAIL AND ZANDILE ORALETTE NONKASANA Should you have any queries, please contact our East London branch on (043) 721 1234.

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