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Unlawful Credit Agreements

The majority of South Africans are using some form of credit or have access to some form of credit, whether by way of credit cards, clothing account credit cards, personal loans, etcetera. The National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (hereinafter referred to as “the NCA”) purports to achieve a healthy and balanced credit market in […]

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Amendments to Regulations – Essential Services during #LockdownSA 16 April 2020

1. Restaurants and Supermarkets Restaurants remain closed, but supermarkets are open to sell essential goods. 2. Alcohol Transportation is not allowed except for producing essential products such as hand sanitisers, disinfectants, soap. 3. Essential goods were expanded to include Hardware, components and supplies needed for emergency repairs at homes or for any project related to […]

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The days of exploiting residential property buyers are over!

Residential property buyers or those who intend to purchase property can breathe a sigh of relief, as the Property Practitioners Act 22 of 2019 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) was signed into law on 19 September 2019 to bring balance to the property market. The Act has now replaced the Estate Agency Affairs Act […]

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Cybercrime: The use of electronic confirmation for verification and authentication purposes to authorise the release of funds

In this current digital age, numerous electronic transactions take place online daily. A signature serves as a critical authentication and verification tool in commercial transactions, and it enables the process of giving instructions to take place with a reasonable expectation for compliance. In Global & Local Investments Advisors (Pty) Ltd v Fouche (71/2019) [2020] ZASCA […]

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Not complying with labour laws? the employer audit inspectors might be knocking at your door!

The recent ruling (“the ruling”) by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“the CCMA”) which ordered an Employer to pay almost R12 million to its Employees for making unlawful deductions and not complying with the National Minimum Wage laws has hopefully ensured that Employers going forward ensure compliance with labour laws and that they […]

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