August 8, 2019

Choosing guardians for your minor children

My husband and I have two minor children. I am concerned about who will look after our children in the event of my husband and I passing away at the […]
August 8, 2019

Homeowner’s insurance for Landlords

Apart from paying off a bond on a rental property, property investors/landlords are usually also paying for homeowner’s insurance. What is homeowner’s insurance? Homeowner’s insurance covers the property owner against […]
August 8, 2019

Wills and Testaments: Interpretation

A family member of yours recently passed on. They left a will in which you are named as a beneficiary, but it transpires that a few provisions in their will […]
August 8, 2019

Protect your inventions!

A patent is a set of exclusive rights, granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention. A patent provides protection for […]
July 11, 2019

Who must take care of your children after your death?

The Children’s Act, 38 of 2005 (hereinafter referred to as the Children’s Act) governs the laws relating to the care, contact and the protection of children. The guiding principle, in […]
July 11, 2019

Private schools in South Africa are not above the law

Private schools in South Africa are essentially autonomous in how they govern and operate. But does this entitle private schools to operate to such an extent that they regard themselves […]
July 11, 2019

Buying property online

We all know the hassle of moving, even if it is just around the corner. Due to family reasons, employment opportunities, or university studies, it is not uncommon for people […]
July 11, 2019

Inter Vivos Trusts vs Testamentêre Trusts

Daar bestaan heelwat onkunde oor die gebruik van trusts tydens erflatings. Hierdie artikel poog om lig op hierdie belangrike kwessie te werp. ’n Inter vivos trust staan ook bekend as […]
May 6, 2019


The idea of freedom of testation is a core value of South African law and enjoys wide protection. The Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act, 27 of 1990, was drafted to […]