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Struggling to Get Your Rates Clearance Certificate or Figures?

When you sell a property, you are legally required to obtain a rates clearance certificate from your local municipality. The rates clearance certificate (RCC) certifies that all rates and other municipal charges which include electricity, water, sanitation, and/or refuse are paid in full.

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Can You Sue Eskom for Damages Caused by Load Shedding?

Although load shedding is not technically illegal, there is some recourse available to individuals or businesses that have suffered loss or damage due to load shedding. We discuss this matter in detail in this article.

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Unlawful Occupation - How We Assist Parties On Either End

The unlawful eviction of persons from a property more often than not results in grievous consequences. To avoid such, the law requires that evictions be done through lawful means. The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act, 19 of 1998 (PIE) aims to prevent unlawful evictions in South Africa, and was enacted to give effect to the provision in Section 26 (3) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa which provides that:

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The Challenge With Writing On Sand - Verbal Agreements

For those who have visited the desert areas and experienced sand dunes, they probably have seen how the shapes and arrangements of these sand dunes quickly change as soon as the wind blows over them. Some have been to the beach and probably wrote names of their loved ones in the sand on the shoreline, to great disappointment when the great waves wash the beach, the names are erased in a huff. No inscription remains on the sand, as if there never was.

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The Process of Sasria Claims – Brief Guidance

There are indications that not many individuals and entities were aware of SASRIA until only recently after the political riots in some parts of KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng.

The South African Special Risks Insurance Association (SASRIA) is a state-owned company under the National Treasury, listed under 3B of the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999, as a non-life insurance company. It provides cover to individuals, businesses and government entities that have assets in South Africa against loss due to special risks that are not normally covered by private insurance companies.

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The Court’s Discretionary Role on Rights to Settle Between Parties in Litigation

Firstly, it must be noted that the premise upon which the law of contract stands is of course the principle of freedom to contract. Parties are at liberty to agree and enter into any contract provided that they have capacity, consent, and that the object (subject matter) of that contract is not unlawful.

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RAF Claim Process - 3 Big Reasons Why It Was Rejected

Thousands of claims are lodged with the Road Accident Fund each year and while many of them do actually get paid out, a good number do not. Various reasons owe to this phenomena and despite efforts by the Road Accident Fund to conduct public awareness and road shows to educate the public, many claims still get rejected due to not meeting the requirements.

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Consent Variation in COVID-19 Vaccination – The Case for Employees

Amongst key challenges is balancing economic activity on one hand, while ensuring that the pandemic is kept under control. In this vein, the measures in place as announced by government right from the beginning of the Lockdown Restrictions in March 2020 have had one underlying factor, that all services and economic activity which can be executed remotely, be encouraged to do so.

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The Community Schemes Ombud Service – Your Questions Answered

Time and again in our work we receive questions with regards to Community Schemes and the Schemes Ombud (CSOS).

In this brief article, we will address a few of the pertinent questions that we receive from some of our clients and members of the public at large.

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The Cost of Circumventing the CSOS – The Heathrow Property Holdings Case

In the event where more than one adjudication forum has concurrent jurisdiction, the Plaintiff is of course at liberty to proceed with the forum of their choice.

For example, where there is a dispute with regards to a contract, the Court under whose jurisdiction such contract was concluded and the Court under whose jurisdiction the Defendant is domiciled, both retain jurisdiction. Under these circumstances the Plaintiff will proceed with either of the two Courts.

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