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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.

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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Chapter 37 – Civil Union Marriage Law According to Zimbabwe

Originally, civil union marriage was referred to in Chapter 37 of the Marriage Act. However, the new Act refers to civil marriage in chapter 5 clause 11. The type of marriage recognised in this section of the act is universally described as a civil union marriage or monogamous union.

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Domestic Partnerships aren't legal without a Cohabitation Agreement

In the past, a life partnership was only acknowledged as either being married or not.

Today however, a long-term relationship can include marriage or simply cohabiting – each having their own merits, challenges, and dynamics.

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The Process of Replacing a Lost Title Deed in South Africa

The process of replacing a lost title deed is governed by regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937.

This regulation was put into place in order to circumvent any fraudulent activities related to issuing a copy of a title deed.

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