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  • Bond Transfer Costs [Cost Table]

    Bond Transfer Costs [Cost Table]

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  • What do I need to comply with FICA? [Checklist]

    What do I need to comply with FICA? [Checklist]

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  • Your Property Registration Process [Infographic]

    Your Property Registration Process [Infographic]

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  • KVV | A Note from our Director

    KVV | A Note from our Director

    Hope The Word of God says that three things matter, faith, hope and love. What does this have to do with life, at work, life at home ? At work we all have a role to play and influence those around...

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  • Buying and Selling Property: Who Pays What Costs?

    Buying and Selling Property: Who Pays What Costs?

    “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing” (Warren Buffett) Don’t risk not knowing what you’re doing when you either sell or buy property. Avoid nasty shocks by budgeting properly for the...

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  • Bodies Corporate: Forcing Access to Units, and Round Robin Resolutions

    Bodies Corporate: Forcing Access to Units, and Round Robin Resolutions

    Owning your own property comes with a raft of benefits, including a general right to privacy and control over who can access your property and who can’t. But of course there are exceptions. And...

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  • Verbal Agreements – Not Much Good, But Lots of Bad and Ugly

    Verbal Agreements – Not Much Good, But Lots of Bad and Ugly

    “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” (Spaghetti Western, 1966) A common myth – one that can get you into a whole lot of trouble if you aren’t alive to it – is that verbal contracts are not legally...

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  • Trusts on Divorce: Are You Stuck with an Ex-Spouse as Trustee?

    Trusts on Divorce: Are You Stuck with an Ex-Spouse as Trustee?

    “Love is grand. Divorce is a hundred grand.” (Anon) That’s a great scenario whilst the marriage prospers, but what happens on divorce? A recent High Court decision addressed one such scenario –...

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  • Website of the Month: Don’t Let Hybrid Work Break Your Company Culture!

    Website of the Month: Don’t Let Hybrid Work Break Your Company Culture!

    As pandemic restrictions ease around the world, many businesses forced by lockdown to “go remote” are torn between returning to office and keeping everyone working remotely. An increasing number...

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  • A Note from our Director | Mariette van Zyl

    A Note from our Director | Mariette van Zyl

    A Note from our Director I have always been envious of morning people – being able to jump out of bed at the crack of dawn with an attitude of carpe diem and a song in the heart. Personally, I...

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  • The “Great Resignation” is Upon Us – Know the Law!

    The “Great Resignation” is Upon Us – Know the Law!

    “Signs of the “Great Resignation” are rippling across South Africa” (Business Insider report, 22 April 2022) The global pandemic-induced “Great Resignation” trend is upon us, and both employers...

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  • Landlords: Zoning Law Contravention Could Invalidate Your Lease

    Landlords: Zoning Law Contravention Could Invalidate Your Lease

    “…it is a general rule that a contract impliedly prohibited by statute is void and unenforceable…” (extract from judgment below) Here’s yet another warning from our courts of the importance of...

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  • New Ruling on Divorce Assets: How Does it Affect You?

    New Ruling on Divorce Assets: How Does it Affect You?

    “…the inequality at hand is caused when, after the conclusion of the marriage, a distortion is caused by the fact that one spouse contributes directly or indirectly to the other’s maintenance or...

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  • Tax Freedom Day 2022: The Day We Stopped Working for Government

    Tax Freedom Day 2022: The Day We Stopped Working for Government

    “Taxpayer: One who doesn’t have to pass a civil service exam to work for the government” (Anonymous) “Tax Freedom Day” is the first day of the year on which we South Africans (we’re talking about...

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  • Website of the Month: Are Your Passwords in the Green?

    Website of the Month: Are Your Passwords in the Green?

    We all know how vital it is to use strong passwords online, but for a sobering look at just how quickly the “average” cybercriminal can hack any that aren’t up to scratch, go to Hive Systems’...

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  • KVV | A Note from Janene Marais

    KVV | A Note from Janene Marais

    “Come, little leaves,” said the wind one day, “Come o’er the meadows with me and play; Put on your dresses of red and gold, For summer is gone and the days grow cold.” By:  George Cooper The...

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  • Property Owners: Your Rates Could Quadruple for Unauthorised Land Use

    Property Owners: Your Rates Could Quadruple for Unauthorised Land Use

    “The said penalty … was imposed due to the fact that the property was being used in contradiction to its zoning” (extract from judgment below) Municipalities all have the right (and the duty) to...

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  • Beware The Badly Worded Bond Clause!

    Beware The Badly Worded Bond Clause!

    “The terms of the contract are the decisive criterion by which any potential expiry of a deadline has to be determined” (extract from the judgment below) A recent High Court decision provides yet...

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  • Don’t Just Leave Your Loved Ones Assets – Leave Them a Legacy!

    Don’t Just Leave Your Loved Ones Assets – Leave Them a Legacy!

    “A Legacy Letter is a way for you to share your values, life lessons, cherished memories, hopes for your family’s future, and anything else that is really important to you.” Estate planning is key...

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  • Workplace Harassment: The New Code in a Nutshell

    Workplace Harassment: The New Code in a Nutshell

    “The criterion that harassment involves unwanted conduct distinguishes acts of harassment from acceptable conduct in the workplace” (extract from the Code, emphasis added) With effect from 18...

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  • Website of the Month: 3 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

    Website of the Month: 3 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

    “Here’s how to expand your mind’s abilities to get more done” Boosting productivity is one of the fundamentals of success in both our personal and our professional lives. “Get more done in less...

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  • Just like that the first quarter of the year is done

    Just like that the first quarter of the year is done

    Just like that the first quarter of the year is done. It seems like just yesterday that we all sat together around Christmas trees and here we are, having celebrated Easter already. The months...

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  • Property Owner and Body Corporate Liable After Child’s Electrocution?

    Property Owner and Body Corporate Liable After Child’s Electrocution?

    A recent High Court decision saw both a sectional title unit owner and his cupboard contractor held liable for damages suffered by an 11-year-old boy electrocuted by a communal tap. The complex’s...

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