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Testamentary Trusts

Construction Guarantees – when does the contractor have the right to interfere with the employer’s claim?

It is a common occurrence for contractors to insure the performance of large construction projects. In fact in large projects this is a requirement.   In many instances these projects do not run as anticipated and as a result these policies are invoked. For a long time the rights of the contractor (who effectively is. […]

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The Fulfilment of Contractual Obligations in the Context of #Covid19 – Unpacking impossibility and Force Majeure

The Corona Virus pandemic has had a significant impact on business, although in South Africa, we have not yet realized the exact impact. What is for sure is that the “old” remedy of force majeure and impossibility of performance will become a very topical issue.   In a prior article we looked at the definition […]

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nominated and selected subcontractors

Constitutional Court rules that Municipalities should not approve building plans which will devalue your property

Introduction Land and property development has been on the lips of every South African, with every person from any segment of the country trying to gain interest or protect their interests in property. The notion of owning and having access to land is at the core of identity for many South Africans. It represents achievement, […]

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The Star: Beware of boilerplate clauses in building contracts

Read our feature in The Star Newspaper, published on 17 August 2018.

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nominated and selected subcontractors

Nominated and selected subcontractors – what is the difference and why it matters?

In any construction job, there will inevitably be the use of subcontractors. The subcontractor is usually appointed by the Contractor to perform a part of the construction works. However, there are times where one finds that their agreement makes reference to a nominated Subcontractor and a Selected Subcontractor. It is important to understand the difference […]

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