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The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act

As from June 2020 the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (herein after the Act) will be fully operational in the country. While most have not heard about it before reading this item, it would be best suggested that motor-vehicle drivers familiarize themselves with the Act, paying special attention to the new demerit system […]

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Right of Unmarried Natural Fathers to be Recognised on Birth Certificates

Introduction   Traditionally, unmarried natural mothers have enjoyed a particular privilege over unmarried natural fathers in terms of the recognition of their parental responsibilities and rights. However, with the dynamics of society changing, it has become a frequent occurrence to see unmarried natural fathers seek assistance in having themselves recognised on their child or children’s […]

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Subrogation

Introduction   In the area of insurance law, the doctrine of subrogation can be best described as an insurer claiming against a third party for an insured loss suffered by an insured person. The claim against the third party would be on behalf of the insured and not in the insurer’s capacity. The doctrine is […]

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Case Study: Can the Tax Court Increase Penalties Issued by SARS?

Introduction Once the South African Revenue Services (‘SARS’) issues your business with a penalty relating to your Value Added Tax (‘VAT’) or Corporate Income Tax Returns (‘CIT’), would the Tax Court be able to increase such penalties if they are of the opinion that SARS were too lenient? The recently decided case of Purlish Holdings […]

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Blockchain: The Future of Contracting and its Legal Enforcement

According to the Gartner 2018 State of the Legal Function Survey, 43% of the companies surveyed expected to increase their expenditure on Legal IT Systems or Software by 10% or more over the following three years. This next step in business technology has been taken seriously by some bigger companies with recent developments occurring to […]

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