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Antenuptial agreement

Customary Marriages and the Division of the Joint Estate

Introduction It is a common problem in South Africa, particularly in rural areas, that when spouses to a Customary Marriage institute divorce, the husband indicates an unwillingness to accept the division of the matrimonial property. In most cases, people separate informally without obtaining a divorce and this leads to them missing out on benefitting from […]

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Labour law false allegations

Demotion in the Workplace: What you need to know

Introduction                                                  Often times Employers set targets for Employees in order to monitor their performance. When an Employee continuously does not meet his/her target, the Employer has to intervene and assess why […]

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Unpacking the Basic Requirements for Unjustified Enrichment

Introduction Objectively speaking, no person must be allowed to get enriched at the expense of another whether by intent or mistake. In principle, when a person has been impoverished without justification, they can institute an action for restitution. South African law provides relief when one person’s estate is enriched at the expense of another. This […]

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Copyright Amendment Bill

Key Changes introduced by the Copyright Amendment Bill

On Thursday 28 March 2019, The National Council of Provinces voted to pass the Copyright Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) and the President must now sign it into law. The commencement date has yet to be published in the Government Gazette. According to the Spokesperson for the Coalition for Effective Copyright in South Africa, Collen Dlamini, […]

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Class Action

The Requirements to bring a Class Action in South Africa

Introduction Class Actions have for various reasons been a novelty in South Africa, with the unlikely chance of ever reaching the trial phase because of settlements. With the recent outbreak of Listeriosis and a Listeriosis Class Action in the pipeline, this procedural tool “enables a large group of people who have been wronged by someone […]

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