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 […]
March 4, 2019

UNDERSTANDING THE FUNCTIONS OF THE CCMA

I have a dispute which has been referred to the CCMA. How does the process work? The CCMA is a state-funded institution which acts as the centrepiece of the statutory […]
March 4, 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 […]
February 7, 2019

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO DEAL WITH COLLATION IN YOUR WILL?

The South Africa common law presumption of collation (collatio bonorum) is alive and well. This presumption is rooted in the belief that a testator or testatrix intended that there should […]
February 6, 2019

DEMOLITION: THE RISK OF HAVING BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES WITHOUT APPROVED BUILDING PLANS

The risks involved in building on the property without approved building plans for the structures came to the forefront again in the Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal Division High Court case of Hibiscus […]