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Property Practitioners and Stakeholders take note!

On Wednesday 2 October two pieces of legislation were signed into law by president Cyril Ramaphosa that directly impact the property industry. One is the Electronic Deeds Registration Systems Bill which will see the development of an electronic deeds registration system (also known as e-DRS) which is expected improve the turn-around time for providing deeds […]

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The Carbon Tax Act

Introduction The Carbon Tax Act 15 of 2019 (the “Act”) was enacted as a result of the increase of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, which is causing and contributing to global climate change.  The Act in its preamble, therefore, aims to contribute to the worldwide effort to stabilise greenhouse gas emissions by employing the […]

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The Case of Debt Review- Can Consumer Exit Debt Review Early?

Introduction When Consumers are over-indebted, they can use the Debt Review mechanism provided by the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (NCA) to restructure their debts as long as the Consumer is a natural person and the NCA applicable. In terms of Section 79(1)(a) and (b) of the NCA, a Consumer is over-indebted when he/she […]

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Piercing the Corporate Veil – What is it and when can it happen?

Introduction In order to explore the practical application of the piercing of the corporate veil, we need to unpack the nature of the surrounding environment – the company, first. A company can be described as a juristic person that enjoys a separate legal personality, from its members, that has been incorporated in terms of the […]

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Is any dispute referable to Arbitration?

Introduction     As attorneys, we often include dispute resolution provisions in the agreements we draft for our clients. In many instances, alternative dispute resolution is a powerful way in which to resolve an array of different disputes.   Advantages include: the confidentiality of the process, often being less formal, and it is generally faster […]

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