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  • KVV Inc | Summer Happiness and Holidays!

    KVV Inc | Summer Happiness and Holidays!

    Our sunny welcoming South African summer is here! Take it in with all your senses! Embrace the smell of sunblock! The sound of the birds and laughter of the kids playing outside! Notice the change...

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  • Summer Happiness and Holidays!

    Summer Happiness and Holidays!

    Our sunny welcoming South African summer is here! Take it in with all your senses! Embrace the smell of sunblock! The sound of the birds and laughter of the kids playing outside! Notice the change...

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  • Community Scheme Disputes and the Ombud’s Powers to Resolve Them

    Community Scheme Disputes and the Ombud’s Powers to Resolve Them

    “[The Ombud} has been given wide inquisitorial powers whereby such disputes can be resolved as informally and cheaply as possible by means of qualified conciliators and adjudicators, without the...

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  • Fired for a Racist Facebook Post

    Fired for a Racist Facebook Post

    “The seriousness and gravity of offences involving racism and racial hatred cannot be over-emphasised. Employers are under a duty to provide a safe working environment and to protect all employees...

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  • Exemption Clauses in Contracts – Fine Print Can Void Them

    Exemption Clauses in Contracts – Fine Print Can Void Them

    “… he did not think that he was binding himself ‘to all sorts of fine print that I can’t even read’.” (Extract from judgment below, describing evidence given by the customer during the trial) For...

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  • Unmarried Parents: A New ‘Notice of Birth’ Ruling for Fathers, with 3 Surname Choices

    Unmarried Parents: A New ‘Notice of Birth’ Ruling for Fathers, with 3 Surname Choices

    “Whilst the Act no longer uses the term “illegitimate child” this is implied by the reference to so-called children “born out of wedlock” which continues to perpetuate the common law distinction...

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  • October 2021 News from KVV

    October 2021 News from KVV

    Dear Client Recently the world sat in awe as we watched athletes from across the world compete in the Olympics. One thing that always stands out for me is that the principle that I was taught in...

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  • Property Sellers:  When to Choose Your Own Conveyancer

    Property Sellers: When to Choose Your Own Conveyancer

    “A great deal is at stake in the transfer of fixed property. It is generally the largest single asset that a person owns and the transaction for the purchase or sale of a fixed property is...

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  • Employers – Walking the “Compulsory Covid-19 Jab” Tightrope

    Employers – Walking the “Compulsory Covid-19 Jab” Tightrope

    As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, an increasing number of businesses find themselves walking a tightrope between their obligations to, on the one hand, both...

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  • Don’t Lose Your Own Citizenship When You Apply for Another!

    Don’t Lose Your Own Citizenship When You Apply for Another!

    Many South Africans who need to be aware of this risk will be overseas and/or may not have heard of the High Court decision we discuss below. If you know of any such person, please consider...

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  • What SARS Says About Crypto Assets and Tax

    What SARS Says About Crypto Assets and Tax

    “The future of money is digital currency” (Bill Gates) If you are thinking of buying – or have bought – any “crypto asset” such as a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polkadot, Solana (or any...

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  • KVV | A Note from our Director

    KVV | A Note from our Director

    Dear Client Writing something inspiring in the beginning of September should be easy. There is so much to take positive inspiration from – we just ended Womens Month in August, it is the start of...

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  • Noisy Neighbours – Your Rights, and Buyers Beware!

    Noisy Neighbours – Your Rights, and Buyers Beware!

    “In common law, everyone is in general permitted to use their property for any purpose they choose, provided that the use of the property should not intrude unreasonably on the use and enjoyment...

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  • Estate Planning and Wills: A Checklist to Protect Your Family

    Estate Planning and Wills: A Checklist to Protect Your Family

    “Don’t fear death, plan for it” (Anon) Amazingly, here we are in the middle of a deadly pandemic yet still some 70% – 80% of working South Africans are said to have no will in place. That’s crazy...

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  • Eviction Refused – Landowners, Unlawful Occupiers and the “Just and Equitable” Test

    Eviction Refused – Landowners, Unlawful Occupiers and the “Just and Equitable” Test

    “PIE recognises that in appropriate circumstances the right to full exercise of ownership must give way, in the interest of justice and equity, to the right of vulnerable persons to a home.”...

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  • Directors, Creditors – Do Personal Suretyships Survive Business Rescue?

    Directors, Creditors – Do Personal Suretyships Survive Business Rescue?

    “Creditors have better memories than debtors” (Benjamin Franklin) In these hard times of pandemic and economically destructive unrest, an unfortunate number of businesses face collapse, and many...

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  • Don’t Risk Consequential “Loss of Profits” Damages: Check Your Contracts and Insurance!

    Don’t Risk Consequential “Loss of Profits” Damages: Check Your Contracts and Insurance!

    “Consequential Loss: This is loss not directly caused by the insured event, but is an indirect result of the event. This is loss or damage that was not foreseen by the insurer or the policyholder...

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  • KVV | A Note from our Director

    KVV | A Note from our Director

    Dear Client Are you wearing enough PPE to protect your income? All over the world, the fear, worry, sadness and loss, that are spread with the virus are unprecedented. Together we are fiercely...

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  • Bodies Corporate: Before You Sequestrate to Recover Arrears…

    Bodies Corporate: Before You Sequestrate to Recover Arrears…

    “Bankruptcy – a fate worse than debt” (Anon) One of a Body Corporate’s fundamental duties is to collect monthly levies from the scheme’s members, and to take robust action to recover any arrears....

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  • Buying Property from a Company – Should You Buy the Shares or the House?

    Buying Property from a Company – Should You Buy the Shares or the House?

    “There is never a wrong time to buy the right home” (Anon) You find the house of your dreams, agree on the price and get ready to put pen to paper. The house is in the name of a company, and you...

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