November 12, 2019

Willem Smalman: Attorney since 2010

Willem Smalman has been a director at NVS since 2010 and has 10 years of experience working in the following areas of law, Conveyancing, Real Estate, Insolvency Law and Property […]
November 5, 2019

Willem Smalman: Director at NVS since 2010

Willem Smalman has been a director at NVS since 2010 and has 9 years of experience working in the following areas of law, Conveyancing, Real Estate, Insolvency Law and Property […]
November 5, 2019

Property Practitioners Act 22 of 2019

The Property Practitioners Act of 2019 (“Act”) (commencement date still to be announced), repeals the 43-year-old Estate Agency Affairs Act of 1976 (Act 112 of 1976). It is a substantial […]
April 9, 2019

INTERIM MAINTENANCE UNTIL DATE OF DIVORCE: HUSBAND’S NIGHTMARE AND WIFE’S WEAPON?

Given the complicated nature of divorce proceedings, and the length of time required to finalise a divorce, the existence of interim relief until the date of divorce is often required […]
April 9, 2019

I BOUGHT SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T WORK

Sarah buys furniture from Mark who promised her that the furniture is of good quality. However, he doesn’t notify her about problems with the furniture. Later, Sarah discovers that some […]
April 9, 2019

TRUSTEES’ DUTIES AND POWERS

All the powers of a trustee are ‘fiduciary’, which means that they must be exercised as follows: • in the best interests of all the beneficiaries; • only for the […]
April 9, 2019

THE CYBERCRIMES BILL: MALICIOUS MESSAGING OVER SOCIAL MEDIA COULD SEND YOU TO JAIL

South Africans will soon have to be much more careful and think twice about the messages they send over WhatsApp and other social media platforms, as the Cybercrimes Bill (“the […]
March 4, 2019

BUYING A PROPERTY ON AUCTION

Properties sold on auction are not necessarily the bargain buy everyone seems to think they are. This is because the property on auction isn’t necessarily being sold due to financial […]
March 4, 2019

WHAT FACTORS ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT BY THE COURT WHEN CONSIDERING A FORMAL BAIL APPLICATION?

The granting of bail is in the nature of a contract in terms of which the state commits itself to the accused’s continued interim freedom once the court has authorised […]