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Lease Agreements During #COVID Lockdown – Possible Relief for Retail Rental Sector

The unfolding COVID-19 crisis will have many long-lasting and unforeseen economic impacts on the global economy. Of the many concerns is what a general 21-day lockdown will mean for business enterprises not exempted from the national lockdown. Hardest hit will be SMME’s not yet large enough to have developed long term business continuity practices and […]

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Utilization of Annual Leave and claiming from the Temporary Employer and Employee Relief (“TERS”) Scheme during #COVID-19 lockdown

The Department of Employment and Labour (hereinafter referred to as “the Department”) has published a Directive (“hereinafter referred to as “the leave Directive”) on COVID-19 and implications on the leave provisions as set out in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 (hereinafter referred to as “the BCEA”) as well as a new […]

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#Covid19 we are fully remotely operational and here to support you!

Should you need us, you can reach us through the following channels: Email – Email your attorney or enquiries@schoemanlaw.co.za – our 48 hour return response time still remains Phone – 021 4255604 or your attorney on their mobile in case of urgent matters. All mobile numbers are available on our email auto responders – in case of messages our 48 […]

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Servitudes 101

A servitude is described as a limited real right over immovable property. This right is registerable and allows the holder of the servitude to exercise some right over another person’s property. The three most common property servitudes are personal servitudes, praedial servitudes and public servitudes.   Personal Servitudes   A personal servitude is registered against […]

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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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