Legal Insights

March 27, 2020

Business Unusual at Delport van den Berg

As our President announced the 21-day lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our country, we as a firm undertake to fully support this extraordinary […]
February 28, 2020

Section 42 of the Income Tax Act: Navigating the legislative maze of an asset-for-share transaction

The tax relief provided for in sections 41 through to 47 of the Income Tax Act, Act 58 of 1962 (herein the ”ITA”), or rather the […]
February 17, 2020

Take caution when instruction is given to register your antenuptial agreement

Congratulations! Wedding bells will be ringing in the near future and you did your homework well. You already gave instruction to your attorney to draft and […]
February 13, 2020

Competition law: ‘Exclusionary provisions’ in retail lease agreements – the warning!

The Commission initiated a market inquiry into the South African ”grocery retail sector” in November 2015, and part of which inquiry dealt with ‘exclusionary clauses’ in […]
January 23, 2020

The BEE contribution level of unincorporated joint ventures

The Minister of Trade and Industry approved amendments to the generic Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes (herein the ”BBBEE Codes”) which were gazetted on the […]
January 10, 2020

Anti-dividend stripping tax avoidance rules: You may need to revisit your 2019 transactions

  Anti-dividend stripping tax avoidance rules: You may need to revisit your 2019 transactions On 21 July 2019, the Draft Taxation Law Amendment Bill was released, […]
November 25, 2019

Divorce: Who gets the pets?

Divorce: Who gets the pets? It is common during a divorce for parties to argue over primary residence of children, houses, cars, shares, investments, pension interests […]
August 27, 2019

Customary marriage: An overview

Customary marriage: An overview Before the establishment of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 (“The Act”), customary marriages (customary unions) were not legally […]
July 18, 2019

A cruel system? Married with the Accrual

In terms of section 4(1)(a) of the Matrimonial Property Act 88 of 1984, the accrual of the estate of a spouse is described as follows: “The […]
May 28, 2019

Compliance certificates you’ll need when buying or selling a house

When buying or selling a house, it is important to be aware of the compliance certificates that may be required prior to the registration of the […]
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