Cybercrimes Bill

A Brief Look at the Cybercrimes Bill

Introduction Government decided to address the ongoing debate around security and technology by publishing the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill, now known as the Cybercrimes Bill (hereafter referred to as ‘the Bill’). The Bill is meant to create new offences when it comes to electronic communication and to stipulate the penalties thereof but is this Bill […]

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Airbnb

Airbnb: subleasing of property and the implications thereof

Introduction The online hosting platform Airbnb has fast become a lucrative source of additional income for many families both in Cape Town and in South Africa in general. However, an increase in regulation in many cities around the world, and no clear position on the matter in South African law has made several Homeowners and […]

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Contract

Consensus improperly obtained- can an innocent party be bound to the Contract?

Introduction Many Individuals and Business Entities enter into different Contracts for various reasons such as protecting their businesses against unscrupulous Individuals and Juristic Persons, minimising or solving disputes and/ or to create certainty.  A Contract can be entered into orally, in writing, or in any other form should the law not prescribe a mandatory form […]

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purchasing immovable property

Quick Tips for ensuring a smooth and timeous Property Transfer

Introduction Today, more and more people are purchasing immovable property in South Africa. The transfer process, from acceptance of the offer to registration, should roughly take three to four months depending on the terms and conditions on the Sale Agreement or alternatively the type of sale. No transfer can be lodged in the Deeds Office until all […]

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SchoemanLaw Internship Programme 2018

This October SchoemanLaw piloted our internship programme. The aim of the programme is to give dynamic, newly qualified attorneys the opportunity to gain practical experience in a reputable tech-enabled commercial law firm. Furthermore, to recruit the coming term’s candidate attorneys. The interns gained experience in the following during the week of 22 to 26 October […]

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