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Asset Accrual Calculation – Accrual System on Divorce

Accrual is defined as the accumulation or increase of something over time. When referring to marriage out of community of property with accrual, we refer to a type of contract entered into by the couple before solemnising their marriage.

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The Rental Housing Act - The Tenant and Landlord Relationship

Once the new legislature comes into force, landlords have 6 months to ensure they comply with all the requirements of the amended Rental Housing Act.

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Property Transfer Costs – What You Need to Know

When buying a home, property transfer costs are a part of the process that simply cannot be avoided and often catch first time buyers off-guard and unprepared financially.

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Notarial Contract and Life Partnership Affidavit – What is the Difference?

There is a subtle difference between a notarial contract and a spousal affidavit. However, both documents are a crucial part of the application for a life partner visa in South Africa.

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Everything You Need to Know About an Antenuptial Contract in South Africa

An antenuptial contract, also known as a prenuptial agreement, is a contract entered into by two people who intend to get married. This document states how their assets will be dealt with in the event of divorce or death.

However, according to South African law, any marriage entered into without an antenuptial contract is by default a marriage in community of property.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Registration of Marriage in South Africa

The legal registration of marriage in South Africa requires certain documents to be handed to a marriage officer before the ceremony may take place.

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Deceased Estate Taxation on Donations and Inheritance

There are many details that need attention when it comes to deceased estate taxation laws in South Africa.

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Apostille Stamps for travel from SA to Convention Countries

To obtain an Apostille stamp on official documents in South Africa, you must apply at the High Court with the full unabridged document, or the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pretoria, if the document is unabridged

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Apostille Certificates and Travelling Abroad

In the early 1950s, the Council of Europe addressed the need to standardise the legalisation process to certify public documents required by destination countries to confirm the legitimacy of public documents presented to them when a traveller or business wished to transact or relocate for a short or permanent stay.

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Speed Limits in Private Residential Estates

Homeowner's association penalties have been ruled by the Supreme Court of Appeal as legally enforceable.

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