March 2, 2018

SPANKING YOUR CHILD IS ILLEGAL IN SOUTH AFRICA

The South Gauteng High Court ruled that the common law defence of reasonable chastisement is not in line with the Constitution and no longer applies in our law. This means […]
March 2, 2018

WHAT ARE PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES?

The rights and responsibilities of a parent is set out in the Children’s Act 38 of 2008 (the “Children’s Act”) and can be defined as a complex set of rights, […]
March 2, 2018

THE BASICS OF ESTATE DUTY

When a person dies, they leave behind an estate which includes everything they own. Estate Duty is payable on the estate of every person who dies and whose nett estate is in […]
March 2, 2018

COMMON LAW RESTRICTIONS ON IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AND THE EFFECT OF THE LAW OF NEIGHBOURS

Although an owner has complete and absolute control over his property, he must exercise this control with due consideration to the interests of other persons. The law of neighbours places […]
February 2, 2018

THE DROUGHT AFFECTS US ALL

The slogan “Day Zero” is being used to describe the day that Cape Town potentially runs out of water. Day Zero is closer than ever and may even occur sooner […]