Seth Nthai wins application to be re-admitted as an advocate

2019-05-25 08:20

Lawyer Seth Nthai was struck off the roll of advocates in 2013.

Tempted by that online will, divorce settlement or lease template? Read this first

2019-04-28 19:00

Many people have searched online for templates, for instance for a will, rental agreement, retainer, divorce settlement agreement or employment contract. But they should proceed with caution, experts warn.

At war with your neighbours? Try mediation

2019-03-10 17:44

Sooner or later, many of us deal with the yapping dog, the leak, the loud music, or the lawnmower at the crack of dawn - but how you handle it can either increase the risk of future feuds and higher costs, or minimise costs and tensions, says a legal expert.

Kodwa rape allegations: When was it right to name him?

2019-02-25 06:15

There has been much debate over whether it was right for some media houses to name Zizi Kodwa before he had pleaded to the charge in court. But a lawyer has pointed out that there is no criminal process pending at the moment.

It can be hard to explain why blackmail is wrong

2019-02-11 06:00

From a legal perspective, blackmail is a funny crime, says Stephen Carter.

What happens when you get snapped like you're an influencer for a campaign, except you never agreed to work with the brand?

2019-02-05 16:31

Take note: Distinguishable aspects of a person’s identity (likeness) cannot be used without written consent.

A pretty good year for mining - but not in SA

2019-02-02 08:00

Fin24 talks to the head of mining at law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr about exploration spend, regulatory certainty and licencing challenges facing SA's mining companies.

Marriage and money: What to consider before you tie the knot

2018-12-29 10:05

In between the wedding planning, it's crucial to consider what type of marital regime you're entering into before you start your life together.

Living with your partner in a vat en sit arrangement may now grant you this same right as married couples

2018-11-27 15:51

Couples may not need to be married for them to claim for loss of support and maintenance in case of the death of their partner.

Black Bar association a positive step to fight racism in legal fraternity

2018-11-07 11:47

It should be an inspiration to us that the new Bar association has categorically declared itself unapologetically black, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

 

How to evict a commercial tenant

2019-05-04 15:05

Legislation introduced in the last few years gives residential tenants a host of rights - and landowners or landlords must follow very strict procedures to evict tenants, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.

Airbnb supports 'clear and progressive rules' for SA home sharing industry

2019-04-16 16:24

Commenting on SA's proposed Tourism Amendment Bill, Airbnb tells Fin24 it supports "clear and progressive rules for the sustainable growth of home sharing".

SARS is eyeing suspect pastors, says tax boss

2019-02-28 15:04

SARS is clamping down on growing tax non-compliance among churches.

Child support - what the law says

2019-02-16 13:57

All parents carry the responsibility to financially support their children, with very rare exceptions, explains attorney Simon Dippenaar.

Debate rages on about law change that will make it illegal to charge for adoption services

2019-02-09 22:27

Organisations are concerned the number of adoptions will decline.

Eviction: When a landlord may cancel a lease

2019-02-03 14:09

Eviction law is for the protection of all parties' interests, explains attorney Simon Dippenaar.

SA’s advertising regulator is drafting new rules for social media – and they could hit paid social influencers hard

2019-01-18 09:10

South Africa's Advertising Regulatory Board is proposing strict new rules to regulate social media advertising that brands and influencers will have to follow if passed.

This is how much South Africa’s listeriosis victims may get, lawyers say

2018-12-05 10:00

There are some 1,000 claimants in the class action lawsuit triggered by Listeria traced back to Tiger Brands' Enterprise polony factory. If they are all successful in those claims, best-guess estimates suggest they will be paid between R100 million and R2 billion.

Regulators will engage with insurers following Momentum fiasco

2018-11-23 15:32

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority will engage with the sector to map a way forward, following developments at insurer Momentum.

Here's why launching a dagga product in South Africa could be a nightmare

2018-11-01 18:38

SA’s trademark laws prohibit the registration of names widely regarded as offensive or products with substances that cannot be traded – like dagga.

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