June 19, 2022

Private prosecution: Is justice attainable even if the state fails us?

Members of the public, and specifically victims or those close to them, are often disheartened by the National Prosecuting Authority (“NPA”) and its decisions not to […]
May 16, 2022

Life partners now qualify for intestate succession

The Constitutional Court recently confirmed the October 2020 ruling of the Western Cape High Court that section 1(1) of the Intestate Succession Act is unconstitutional in […]
May 16, 2022

Details of changes to the Domestic Violence Amendment Act

“In a country with the most progressive of constitutions, which promises equality and dignity for all, the women and children of South Africa continue to live […]
April 11, 2022

Beyond reasonable doubt: What does it mean?

We have all seen the courtroom dramas where the accused are charged with criminal offences, and the State has to prove its case. Similarly, we are […]
April 11, 2022

Can my employees resign without notice?

Employees often consider to immediately terminate their employment relationship due to a new opportunity arising or to avoid responsibility when faced with disciplinary procedures. Employment relationships are governed by an […]
April 11, 2022

Trade marks: To register or not to register

We’ve all seen those little subscripted trade mark symbols, the tiny ® and ™, next to the brand names and logos we’ve come to welcome into […]
May 5, 2021

How important is reading and understanding Ts & Cs?

In recent years the internet has transformed the commercial landscape and redefined the way we do business. The movement away from traditional paper and ink has […]
April 7, 2021

Defamation: What are the requirements?

The Bill of Rights as contained in the South African Constitution protects human dignity. Defamation violates a person’s dignity, and more specifically his or her reputation or fama. It […]
January 15, 2021

When can the Sheriff of the Court come knocking?

Have you ever heard about the Sheriff of the Court coming to collect your assets and auctioning it off in order to cover your unpaid debt? […]
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