What are legal options available for the contractors to enforce payment? 

In many instances, contractors put in all the work and comply with the terms of the agreement; however, they receive less or no payment. In the event that the contractor has performed in terms of the contract, but refused payment, there are legal grounds available to the contractors to pursue legal action and recover payment […]

Wie word aanspreeklik gehou vir die herstel van skade nadat ‘n eiendom verkoop is?

Die koper gaan ‘n verkoopsooreenkoms met die verkoper aan. Die eiendom word in die koper se naam oorgedra. ‘n Maand later was daar swaar reënval en die dak lek. Is die verkoper aanspreeklik vir die herstel van die dak, of neem die koper, as die nuwe eienaar, verantwoordelikheid daarvoor? Om te verstaan ​​watter party aanspreeklik […]

My child is being bullied at school – can the law assist?

In recent years, reports of bullying incidents have been on the increase in schools and have reached a point where some have tragically resulted in loss of life, causing a growing concern amongst parents. Bullying can take many forms, some more severe than others, and affects victims in various ways. Sadly, due to technological advancements, […]

Die verskil tussen geregistreerde en ongeregistreerde handelsmerke

Ons het al almal daardie klein handelsmerksimbole, die klein ® en ™, langs die handelsname en logo’s gesien wat ons in ons daaglikse lewens verwelkom het. Maar hoekom is daar twéé simbole waar ‘n enkele een sou kon werk? Die antwoord is eintlik baie eenvoudiger as wat jy dalk dink. Om iets uniek te skep, […]

Keeping things fair in the business race 

The purpose of the Competition Act 89 of 1998(“the Act”) is to promote the efficiency, adaptability, and development of the economy, and to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises have equitable opportunities. Certain practices, including restrictive horizontal practices, restrictive vertical practices, and abuse of dominance, are prohibited in terms of the Competition Act.  The Competition […]

Om die struikelblok van deeltitel-troeteldiereienaarskap te oorkom

As jy ‘n troeteldier besit en in ‘n kompleks woon, onderhewig aan die Deeltitelskemabestuurswet, is hierdie artikel dalk net vir jou bedoel. Wat as die regspersoon jou nie toelaat om ‘n troeteldier aan te hou nie? Of wat as jou gidshond of emosionele ondersteuningstroeteldier nie in of om die plek waar jy woon, welkom is […]

Vital changes coming to the Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act

“Should a person who has shared her home and life with her deceased partner, born and raised children with him, cared for him in health and in sickness, and dedicated her life to support the family they created together, be treated as a legal stranger to his estate, with no claim for subsistence because they […]

Neighbourly disputes over building plans

Disputes between neighbours tend to ensue where an owner decides to build on or renovate their property and the neighbouring owner believes that such building works will have a detrimental effect on their property rights. Neighbours who are disgruntled by the noise nuisance, possible obstruction of an existing view from their property, or the aesthetic […]

Die koste verbonde aan ‘n onsuksesvolle regstryd

Ek het onlangs iemand gedagvaar wat my R50 000 skuld. Die hof het bevind dat die leningsooreenkoms ongeldig was en dat die bedrag gevolglik nie aan my verskuldig was nie. Die regskoste is daarna in die ander party se guns op ‘n party-en-partyskaal toegeken. Wát moet ek betaal, en hóé word hierdie bedrag bereken? ‘n […]

Gee om vir jou geliefdes deur om te gee vir hul toekoms

Ons het dit almal al in films en romans gesien: ’n jong, niksvermoedende persoon word eendag wakker om uit te vind dat hulle ’n buitengewone groot boedel geërf het van ’n verlangse familielid wat hulle skaars geweet het bestaan. Ons skryf dit toe aan ’n absurditeit. So iets sou nooit in die regte lewe kon […]