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Ten Facts About Antenuptial Contracts That You Should Know

Your wedding day is coming up, and you have bought the perfect dress or suit, you've chosen the rings, and you've booked the venue. But what about your antenuptial contract?

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Muslim marriages: Legal in South Africa

On the 30th of April 2014, Muslim marriages became recognised as legal in the eyes of the South African law. This change has been described as being more than 300 years in the making.

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Can Your Neighbours Object to Your Building Plans?

According to the property law in South Africa, proposed building plans must be submitted for approval to the local authority's building department. But can your neighbours object to your building plans?

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Making Alterations to Sections in a Sectional Title Scheme

A sectional title is the separate ownership of units or sections within a development or complex.

A sectional unit scheme consists of individual sections and the common property, whereas a sectional title unit consists of a section of a building with an undivided share of common property.

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Planning for your future?  Here is what you need to know.

We all get caught up with the high demands of family life and work, so it is easy to forget about taking care of your estate and will.

However, this is arguably the most important thing to take care of while you are still alive. 

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Selling Property? What You Need to Know About Property Law

Selling property may not be as easy as many people think.

In fact, if you sell your immovable property without approved plans, this process might turn into a complete nightmare, with you forking out extra money.

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Electric Fence Regulations in South Africa

In 2011, amendments were made in the Electric Fence Regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act which came into effect in 2012.

But what does this mean to property owners with electric fences?

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Letters of Wishes in Estate Planning

Letters of wishes (sometimes referred to as a Memorandum of Wishes) are non-binding documents that provide guidance of the estate planning documents.

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Hindu Marriages: The Rights of a Spouse

In Hindu marriages, a spouse can enjoy the same rights as other couples who have registered their marriage in terms of the South African law.

However, not all Hindu marriages are recognised by the South African law, and this can lead to serious complications when one spouse dies.

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Is Your Last Will and Testament Up To Date?

In South Africa, it is a well-known fact that more than 70% of the people do not have a will, or their will is out of date or no longer relevant.

Many people spend their lives building up assets, only to have the whole process undermined by neglecting to have a will, or having one that does not reflect their wishes when they are no longer around. 

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