Legal Insights

May 6, 2019

Can a matter still be settled after legal action has commenced?

If the account of a consumer is in arrears with a registered Credit Provider, the Credit Provider will make a decision to commence with legal proceedings […]
October 24, 2018

New South African plug standard is mandatory

The South African Bureau of Standards recently, after much deliberation, amended the standard wiring code for the installation of new plug sockets in new buildings. These […]
September 20, 2018

Aspects to consider when buying a business or a company

There are many aspects to be considered when buying a particular business to ensure that you are making the correct (and hopefully profitable) decision. In the […]
August 28, 2018

Protection of primary residence during the foreclosure process

The main purpose of the insertion of Rule 46A in the Rules of the High Court is to try and obtain a constitutional balance between the […]
July 20, 2018

Rates and taxes vs water and electricity

Did you know that there is a difference between rates and taxes charged on property and the utility you pay for water and electricity? Often these […]
June 26, 2018

Is a nude prohibition in a will enforceable?

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN SMITH I bequeath my farm to my son on condition that he will never be allowed to sell or […]
May 24, 2018

New owner not responsible for previous owner’s debt

The Application of Section 118(3) of the Municipal Systems Act by the municipalities had the implication that in some cases new owners had their electricity cut […]
April 18, 2018

Can a divorce order be refused?

Many victims of a divorce will tell you that divorce is a traumatic experience and one which, litigants finding themselves in such a position, want to […]
March 12, 2018

Increase in VAT: What rate should be charged in property transactions?

In the 2018 Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on 21 February 2018, the standard rate of VAT was increased from 14% to 15%, […]
February 26, 2018


BUDGET 2018 – INFLUENCE ON ESTATE PLANNING SECTION 7C REVISITED – YET AGAIN The purpose of this communication is to inform clients of certain tax increases […]
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