July 13, 2024

Understanding estate massing in community of property marriages

In community of property marriages, spouses often combine their estates, or mass their estates, to ensure that certain assets go to specific beneficiaries. This is done […]
June 3, 2024

Is there a need for Sectional Ownership?

Professor C.G. van der Merwe, the doyen of sectional titles in South Africa, sets out the reasons for introducing sectional ownership into a legal system. He […]
April 29, 2024

Neighbourly disputes: Legal solutions in South Africa

Disputes with neighbours can be challenging, often requiring tactful and legal approaches to resolve them effectively. In South Africa, these disputes can range from noise complaints […]
April 29, 2024

Can you inherit from someone you have merely been living with?

In South Africa, the number of couples who are permanently living together in life partnerships is increasing every year. What are the consequences that would ensue […]
April 29, 2024

Why a Notary? – Part 1

Clients often ask why certain documentation must be authenticated or certified by a Notary and not by a Commissioner of Oaths. To answer this question, one […]
April 3, 2024

Why a Notary? – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the roles and functions of a notary, especially their general duties. In this part, we will look […]
January 31, 2024

The Pivotal Role of Technology in E-Conveyancing

Legal conveyancing is a crucial aspect of property transactions in South Africa. It involves the transfer of property ownership from one party to another, and historically, […]
January 31, 2024

The Dos and Don’ts for Landlords Regarding the Rental Housing Act

In South Africa, the Rental Housing Act lays out important dos and don’ts for landlords. By adhering to these guidelines, landlords can maintain positive, lawful relationships […]
January 31, 2024

The Intent to Revoke a Last Will and Testament

The Western Cape High Court recently examined whether a person had the intent to revoke their existing will. The deceased, hospitalised with COVID-19, expressed a desire […]
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