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Van Deventers Newsletter - June 2019

Posted On: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

This week's best articles, alongside short snippets of miscellaneous interestingness that you won't want to miss out on.

Dear Reader,

Now that the national elections are behind us, we hope that some serious work will done to improve South Africa's economic prospects. While it is obvious we aren't going to see huge improvements overnight, we trust that we have turned the corner on corruption. Hopefully this will show in improved prospects in the property sector and industry.

We would also welcome suggestions for any future topics from our readers and these suggestions can be forwarded to [email protected]

Check out our new articles below:

Certificate of Compliance for Home Sellers in South Africa

Certificate of Compliance for Home Sellers in South Africa

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), an electrical certificate of compliance for home sellers is required in order for a home to be legally sold.

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VAT on Rental of Residential Units Intended for Resale

VAT on Rental of Residential Units Intended for Resale

Property developers are now faced with additional VAT on residential property rentals which were initially developed for resale.

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Attorneys in Cape Town Discuss the AARTO Bill of South Africa

Attorneys in Cape Town Discuss the AARTO Bill of South Africa

The AARTO bill received majority vote of the National Assembly in March this year and is now awaiting President Ramaphosa’s signature to legalise it.

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Foreign nationals marrying South African citizens

Foreign nationals marrying South African citizens

There are certain marriage requirements for foreigners in South Africa. These requirements are specific and must be met in order for the marriage to be lawful.

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Marriage Fraud in South Africa Curbed by Foreign Marriage Rules

Marriage Fraud in South Africa Curbed by Foreign Marriage Rules

Foreign nationals who wish to obtain South African citizenship by marriage are now faced with stricter rules introduced by the Department of Home Affairs.
These rules are a means to limit the number of fraudulent marital unions undertaken by Foreign Nationals in order to obtain citizenship in South Africa.

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Muslim Marriages to Become Recognised in South Africa

Muslim Marriages to Become Recognised in South Africa

According to The South African Marriage Act of 1961, up until the year 2000, the only marriage considered lawful was civil marriage. Because Muslim marriages in South Africa do not follow the laws outlined within the Marriage Act, such marriages have never been legally recognised under South African law

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