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Tenants' Classical Questions on the Consumer Protection Act in South Africa - Jan 2012 (Part 2)

Can my deposit be used for my last months rental and other obligations to the landlord?

Landlords' Classical Questions on the Consumer Protection Act in South Africa - Jan 2012 (Part 1)

Is it true that my tenant can in terms of the Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) now cancel the lease by giving 20 business days’ notice, even if it is in the initial fixed term of the lease?

Collaborative Family Law - South Africa

The adversarial court system in South Africa is often not well-suited for resolving family law disputes.

Unfair Dismissals – Know your Rights as an Employee - South Africa

Many dismissed employees are left wondering if their dismissal is unfair in terms of our legislation. It is always important to know your rights and what your options are if you are one of those unfortunate individuals who find themselves suddenly unemployed and struggling to make ends meet.

Post Nuptial Agreements - South Africa

Although most couples are encouraged to complete an ante nuptial contract before getting married, some couples only decide after being married that they would like to change the matrimonial property system applicable to their marriage. In these cases they would have to complete a post nuptial contract, which is a highly complex procedure.

Adoption in South Africa

For some individuals who cannot have their own children for whatever reason, adoption is the best option for them to build a family of their own.

The Role of Due Dilligence in Acquisition of Mining Assets - South Africa

Defining the Risks

RICA in the Workplace - South Africa

It is almost eight (8) years since the Regulation of Interception of Communication and Provision of Communication Related Act, 2002 (“RICA”) was promulgated and almost nine (9) months since the compulsory registration of cellular sim cards.

Risk Governance in South Africa

A new dawn is upon us with the introduction of the King III Report on Corporate Governance, 2009 and the Companies’ Act 71 of 2008. The recent regulatory developments will undoubtedly give our corporate law landscape a major facelift, especially in the area of Risk Governance.

Monitoring of Employees Electronic Communication

Monitoring of employee’s data messages at the workplace: What about the employee’s right to privacy?

Cyber Crime In South Africa

This article provides a detailed summary of those issues relating to offences, legislation, legal aspects and jurisdiction in cyber crime cases in South Africa.

Electronic Wills - South Africa

The new age of technology has exponentially grown and allows for the transmission of various data messages from personal computers to portable devices such as hand held palmtops, cell phones and other electronic peripherals. It has become apparent through the recent years that there has been an increase in private and commercial activity on both the Internet and other telecommunication platforms.