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Proposed Expropriation Bill

WHAT CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE PROPOSED EXPROPRIATION BILL? The Expropriation Bill 2020 (the Bill) was submitted to Parliament on 9 October 2020. It is set to replace the Expropriation Act of 1975 as that Act is inconsistent with the Constitution.By way of...

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Delinquent Directors

Delinquent Directors

Over the past few years, we have heard more and more often about applications being brought before the court to have directors declared delinquent. What is the purpose of such an application? The aim of the delinquency remedy, as provided for in section 162 of the...

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New Property Act affects Franchising

New Property Act affects Franchising

The Property Practitioners Act, no 22 of 2019 (the Property Act), was signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the 3rd of October, 2019, which replaces the Estate Agencies Affairs Act, no 112 of 1976. In the Property Practitioners Bill (which was in draft form...

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Change in the Prescribed Rate of Interest

Change in the Prescribed Rate of Interest

Change in the Prescribed Rate of Interest If two or more parties conclude an agreement, such agreement may stipulate the interest rate that a party must pay on a debt in the event of timeous non-payment. If the other party is compelled to institute legal action...

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Legal Guidelines for Franchisor and Franchisee

GUIDELINES TO ENSURE THAT FRANCHISORS AND FRANCHISEES OPERATE WITHIN THE LAW The Franchisor may believe that once a franchise agreement has been signed with the Franchisee and if the agreement contains the pertinent details that they discussed, then it is...

Proposed Expropriation Bill

WHAT CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE PROPOSED EXPROPRIATION BILL? The Expropriation Bill 2020 (the Bill) was submitted to Parliament on 9 October 2020. It is set to replace the Expropriation Act of 1975 as that Act is inconsistent with the Constitution.By way of...

Delinquent Directors

Over the past few years, we have heard more and more often about applications being brought before the court to have directors declared delinquent. What is the purpose of such an application? The aim of the delinquency remedy, as provided for in section 162 of the...

New Property Act affects Franchising

The Property Practitioners Act, no 22 of 2019 (the Property Act), was signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the 3rd of October, 2019, which replaces the Estate Agencies Affairs Act, no 112 of 1976. In the Property Practitioners Bill (which was in draft form...

Change in the Prescribed Rate of Interest

Change in the Prescribed Rate of Interest If two or more parties conclude an agreement, such agreement may stipulate the interest rate that a party must pay on a debt in the event of timeous non-payment. If the other party is compelled to institute legal action...

Spanking your kids at home is now illegal

Recent Constitutional Court Judgement: Spanking your kids at home is now illegal  In 2017, a High Court judgment outlawed corporal punishment in private homes. This ruling was upheld by the Constitutional Court on 18 September 2019.  The High Court ruling was brought...

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