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Stokvels – The Good and the Bad

Introduction Stokvels are more commonly defined as a type of credit union in which a group of people enter into an agreement to contribute a fixed amount of money to a common pool either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. In South Africa you get various forms of Stokvels known as; Burial Societies, Investment Clubs, Umgalelo Clubs […]

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The Star: Assessing the merits of alternative dispute resolution

Read our feature in The Star Newspaper, published on 30 August 2018.

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Customary Law and a Valid Executed Will

Not all rules and regulations are governed by written Legislation. The Constitution of South Africa recognises unwritten “Legislation” namely, Common and Customary Law. Customary Law is defined as: “An established system of immemorial rules which has evolved from the way of life and natural wants of the people, the general context of which was a […]

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Cyber Crime and South Africa’s Laws

Cyber Crime in South Africa has recently become an increased concern, especially after the Liberty incident during June 2018. South Africa, like most countries around the globe, has taken a stand against Cyber crime and placed a focus on Cyber security by drafting a Bill published in the Government Gazette No. 40487 on 9 December […]

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Sectional title scheme – how do owners institute legal proceedings?

Ownership of a Section Title is made up of three elements; namely individual ownership, joint ownership and membership of a body corporate.  Individual ownership is the section you purchased whereas joint ownership is the part know as common property. The section purchased is considered the principle section, with undivided shares in the land and other […]

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