Risk-only life policies with a beneficiary clause, the proceeds thereof do not form part of the deceased’s estate, neither the joint estate even if the deceased was married in community of property. Upon death, the question of which property formed part of the deceased’s estate during his life time is inevitable, so does the question … Continue reading Risk-only life policies with a beneficiary clause
On the menu Material Transfer Agreements Presented by Dr Marietjie Botes On 20 July 2018 SA’s first official MTA was published in Government Gazette no.41781 Biological materials previous used exclusively for research purposes – now seen as having direct commercial value MTA’s evolved into hybrid form, including complexities of IP licence agreements Concern that public … Continue reading Learn while refueling during your lunch hour!
Losing a spouse is hard enough, having to find out that you are not recognised as a “surviving spouse” in terms of the South African law and cannot inherit from your late husband adds to the grieve and despair. For Muslim women in South Africa this was their reality for far too long, until the … Continue reading Muslim women in polygamous Muslim marriages’ right to their deceased husband’s estate – with reference to the constitutional judgement of Moosa no and others v minister of justice and correctional services and others (cc)
Have you, as a Landlord, ever been the victim of a tenant refusing to vacate your premises at the end of a lease agreement or at the date of termination thereof as a result of the default of a tenant? This is a situation wherein no Landlord wants to be in since it will result … Continue reading LANDLORDS, TENANTS AND THE DREADFUL EVICTION PROCEDURES
With regard to Antony Louis Mostert & three others v Simon John Nash & seven others Introduction: In today’s society there is a plethora of ways that people can make their voices heard, be it through media, social media, blogs, articles or the good old grapevine. But have you ever stopped and wondered how free … Continue reading Defamation vs Freedom of Expression – Where do we draw the line?
Employers should seriously consider taking legal advice before making a decision to dismiss employees partaking in an unprotected strike, which could lead to substantial financial consequences for the employer. In a reported Labour Court judgment delivered on 20 February 2014, National Union of Metalworkers & Another v Lectropower (Pty) Ltd (case number JS119/13), the Court … Continue reading EMPLOYERS BEWARE! DISMISSAL OF WORKERS PARTAKING IN AN UNPROTECTED STRIKE MIGHT BE UNFAIR DISMISSAL.
Section 12 (3) of the Prescription Act 68 of 1969 provides that “a debt shall not deemed to be due until the creditor has knowledge of the identity of the debtor and of the facts from which the debt arises, provided that a creditor shall be deemed to have such knowledge if he could have … Continue reading WHAT CONSTITUTES DEEMED KNOWLEDGE IN TERMS OF SECTION 1 (3) OF THE PRESCRIPTION ACT, WITH REFERENCE TO THE CASE OF LONI V MEC FOR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH EASTERN CAPE, 2018 ZACC 2
In the case of Smith v The Kit Kat Group (Pty) Ltd  12 BLLR 1239 (LC) an employee was disfigured and suffered from a speech impediment arising from an attempted suicide. His employer initially indicated that they wanted him to return to work, but later refused to allow him to resume work on the … Continue reading UNFAIR DISCRIMINATION BASED ON DISABILITY
The case of Dladla comes with a very long history. In short the applicants in the Court a quo were some 11 of 33 occupants of an interim shelter that they were relocated to after being evicted from an initial property which they illegally occupied for some 20 years. In the initial legal battle between … Continue reading CAN A SHELTER LIMIT THE OCCUPANTS’ RIGHTS TO DIGNITY, FREEDOM, SECURITY AND PRIVACY IN TERMS OF THE LIMITATION SECTION AS ENVISAGED IN THE CONSTITUTION WITH REFERENCE TO THE MATTER OF DLADLA AND OTHERS V CITY OF JOHANNESBURG AND ANOTHER 2018 (2) SA 327 (CC); 2018 (2) BCLR 119 (CC):