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#Covid19 delaying or making the fulfilment of contractual obligations impossible a Force Majeure?

Force majeure translates literally from French as a superior force. The so-called “act of God”. It describes those uncontrollable events (such as war, strikes, or extreme weather) that are not the fault of any party. And that makes it difficult or impossible to carry out regular business.   These clauses are included in contracts to […]

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Contract drafting in favour of the layperson

Contract drafting in favour of the layperson   Introduction   Parties enter into contracts on a daily basis. More often than not, we encounter a situation in which one party exercises dominance over the drafting of a contract. This leaves some in a disadvantaged position. Many people conclude contracts every day and a majority of […]

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The Last Will and Testament – A Story for the Blockchain and Tokenisation

A person’s last Will and testament, best to refer to as a Will, embodies a representation of all that a person is worth. In a more profound sense, Wills represent a person’s accomplishments and are a measure of one’s value and contribution to one’s friends, family and society. For this reason, Will’s, since first used […]

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The Voetstoots Clause

All too often individuals buy property with the expectation that they have just found their perfect home, only to later realise that there are hidden ‘skeletons’ buried therein just waiting to make an appearance at some point. Sometimes those skeletons rear their heads and bodies soon after the individual takes residence, other times, long after. […]

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A Lesson in the Timeous Institution of Arbitration Proceedings

Arbitration is steadily on the rise in the developing world.[1] More interesting is that this growth seems to be centered around Africa, or, at least, African parties. The reasons are no doubt compound, but one reason is that Africa is slowly on the rise, economically speaking, and which leads to a high propensity for friction […]

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