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Can you be fired for a WhatsApp message?

14 June 2022

With so much communication happening via WhatsApp these days, even between employee and employer, it raises the question as to whether an employee can be fired for a WhatsApp sent to his/her employer?

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Constitutional Court confirms Department had no duty of care for faulty swing

14 June 2022

In a saga that has traversed the Western Cape High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and eventually the Constitutional Court, the Constitutional Court has now finally confirmed the position of Government in respect of its responsibility for the safety of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres.

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New guidelines set for surrogacy

14 June 2022

Acting as a surrogate is a selfless and generous act towards parents who cannot conceive their own child. But what about existing children of a surrogate mother and the impact surrogacy may have on them? Should this not also be considered?

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Can you be fired for a WhatsApp message?

14 June 2022

With so much communication happening via WhatsApp these days, even between employee and employer, it raises the question as to whether an employee can be fired for a WhatsApp sent to his/her employer?

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Constitutional Court confirms Department had no duty of care for faulty swing

14 June 2022

In a saga that has traversed the Western Cape High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and eventually the Constitutional Court, the Constitutional Court has now finally confirmed the position of Government in respect of its responsibility for the safety of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres.

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New guidelines set for surrogacy

14 June 2022

Acting as a surrogate is a selfless and generous act towards parents who cannot conceive their own child. But what about existing children of a surrogate mother and the impact surrogacy may have on them? Should this not also be considered?

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Buying Property in a Trust: All your questions answered.

Date: 14 July 2022 | Location: Zoom Meeting

Do not miss this one time webinar where Phia van der Spuy, the author of Demystifying Trusts in South Africa, will be talking to us about Buying Property in a Trust: All your questions answered.

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Date: 14 July 2022
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Buying Property in a Trust: All your questions answered.

Date: 14 July 2022 | Location: Zoom Meeting

Do not miss this one time webinar where Phia van der Spuy, the author of Demystifying Trusts in South Africa, will be talking to us about Buying Property in a Trust: All your questions answered.

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Date: 14 July 2022
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B-BBEE in state tenders done?

14 June 2022

With all the media attention around the Supreme Court of Appeal’s ‘scrapping’ of the regulations around preferential procurement at the end of 2020, and recent media statements by the Democratic Alliance that they wish to have B-BBEE removed as criteria from government tendering, one can be excused for being uncertain what role B-BBEE will continue to play in state tendering.

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Can I install a generator at my sectional unit?

14 June 2022

With the troubles of load shedding exacerbating the difficulty for many to work from home, many sectional owners are considering the option of a generator to keep things going through load shedding. But can you just install a generator in your unit, or do you need permission to do so?

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How to maximise your training for BEE recognition

19 May 2022

The various types of skills training available in South Africa and the corresponding BEE recognition it provides, has become very technical, resulting in many businesses finding it difficult to decide on and implement the appropriate training programmes to achieve their desired training and BEE goals. Here we discuss and simplify the most prevalent types of training in South Africa and also address BEE recognition applicable to the different types of training.

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Can a body corporate accept less than full outstanding levies?

19 May 2022

The recent Covid-pandemic has affected many people financially and body corporates are also regularly confronted with owners that fall behind in their levies and receive requests for reduced payments. But, can a body corporate just accommodate such requests and settle for a lower amount or write off arrear levies?

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Remission of rent and sub-lessees

19 May 2022

The Covid-pandemic caused a major disruption to many commercial rental properties, with lessees claiming remission of rent because of their inability to use and enjoy the rental properties. Although subject to many factors, it is common cause that lessees have been able to claim remission of rent due to Covid-19. But what is the position when it comes to a sub-lessee? Can a lessee claim for remission of rent if the sub-lessee was deprived of occupation?

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Can the proceeds of a sale of property be used to settle arrear maintenance?

19 May 2022

Maintenance is an emotive issue for many South Africans. On the one hand there is the need of the primary caregiver for the financial assistance maintenance provides, and on the other the financial issues of the spouse required to pay maintenance. So how far does the obligation to pay maintenance stretch and can a spouse even lay claim to the proceeds of a sale of property to settle arrear maintenance?

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