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Rent increases: Tenant vs Landlord

You have renewed your lease for another year or six months, your Landlord has doubled the rent payable. Is this fair? The simple answer is that there is no simple answer to this question. The Rental Housing Act (50 of 1999) in section 5 (6)(c) states the following: “(t)he amount of rental of the dwelling […]

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Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000: Designation of Magistrates Courts as Equality Courts

In terms of Government Notice 38411 dated 22 January 2015, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, with effect from 1 December 2014, varied the Government Notice No. R 859 of 28 August 2009 by designating all magistrates courts mentioned in the Schedule as equality courts, in terms of section 16(1)(c)(i) of the said Act. […]

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The bells and whistles of employment contracts-know your way around yours

It’s that time of year where you’ve just landed a new job and your new employer has provided you with a new employment contract to sign. Before signing the employment contract and celebrating it, it is important to understand the contents of your employment contract. Broadly speaking an employment contract is: A voluntary agreement; Between […]

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Amendments to Labour law- The Labour Relations Amendment Act

The Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014 came into operation on 1 January 2015 with the exception of Section 37 (c). South African businesses will now have to not only comply with the new obligations created in terms of the LRAA but also adjust the way in which they have traditionally employed and managed […]

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The nature, scope and purpose of a Living Wills in South Africa

Broadly speaking, the purpose of  living wills in South Africa is to guide the family and doctors when you are in a medical state from which you cannot recover, and due to your condition, are no longer able to make your own medical decisions. Further, the Living Wills Society defines a living will more narrowly […]

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