Month: February 2017

February 28, 2017

Facebook Messenger: You’ve been served!

Almie Fourie Some of you may not know this, but South African law joined the social media revolution as far back 2012! Amendments to the  High Court Rules during July 2012 brought about an extension to Chapter 3 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (the ECTA), providing for service of court documents on litigants […]

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February 21, 2017

What is an employee’s right to representation at a disciplinary hearing?

James Bush South African Labour Law is a fine example of legislation which protects two parties (in this case, the employer and the employee) equally. This ensures a harmonious and productive relationship in the workplace, where all parties know where they stand. This delicate balance becomes slightly complicated when Trade Unions, purporting to act in […]

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February 14, 2017

More significant changes to the Micro Finance Industry to come

Arno Bosch Everyone involved in the granting of credit would be well aware of the so called MFSA (Micro Finance South Africa) Rates and Fees court case that has been ongoing for the last couple of years, where the MFSA sought the review of the Regulations published by the DTI dealing with the limitations on […]

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February 9, 2017

What you need to know about private prosecution

Frank Setati Gerrie Nel’s decision to resign from the National Prosecuting Authority to join Afriforum’s Private Prosecutions Department (department here used loosely) was met with mixed legal emotions from all and sundry. In the South African Criminal Justice System, the NPA, on behalf of the State, is clothed with the authority to prosecute alleged criminal […]

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February 7, 2017

Fair wear and tear

WHAT IS YOUR TENANT LIABLE FOR WHEN VACATING YOUR PROPERTY? Almie Fourie For a long time, the most renowned dispute between a landlord and a tenant occurs at the point where a tenant vacates the leased property and a calculation of damages occasioned to the property whilst in the care of the tenant must be […]

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February 2, 2017

So you think you have a common-law marriage?

Robin Twaddle We often have people coming to us for help, where they have been living with someone for many years and the relationship has gone sour. They want to know what rights they have arising from their “common-law marriage”. The short answer is none – there is no such thing as common-law marriage in […]

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