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Wills and Estates in South Africa - Frequently Asked Questions

With their primary audience being executives and investors, we were honoured to be approached by one of Finweek's business journalists to answer frequently asked questions related to wills and estates in South Africa.

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COVID-19 Business Loans in South Africa and How They will Work

Struggling businesses can now apply for COVID-19 business loans in South Africa, according to the Treasury. However, it’s extremely important for the details of this loan scheme to made clear to all business owners who are thinking of applying.

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Level 4 Lockdown Regulations in South Africa – What to Expect

On the evening of the 23rd of April, President Ramaphosa announced the phased lifting of lockdown regulations in South Africa starting from 1 May 2020. However, strict measures and restrictions are still in place and should be adhered to.

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Signing an Offer to Purchase – What You Need to Know Before Diving In

Buying a property can be a very exciting milestone. However, this is a legally binding contract and should be treated with thought and caution.

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The Step-by-Step Process of Buying a House in South Africa

Many potential homeowners aren’t aware of what exactly happens once their bond has been approved. Generally speaking, it can take approximately three months after the bond approval for it to be registered.

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Contact Tracing – Is the Government Watching You or COVID-19?

On the 26th of March, the South African Government released a Gazette which published its intention to introduce contact tracing as part of the strategy to effectively manage the spread of COVID-19. However, the burning question on every South African citizen’s lips is “how does this affect my right to privacy?”

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Sole Mandate Agreement and Marriage in Community of Property

In August 2018, the Western Cape High Court provided an answer to the question which asked if only one spouse married in community of property may sign a sole mandate agreement with an estate agent or agency.

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Rent to Buy Property in South Africa – How Does it Work?

With the current economic status of South Africa, potential homeowners may be considering the “rent to buy” option which may be the only option for some, especially those who need time to build a good credit history or to save for a deposit.

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Payment Holidays Offered by South African Banks Due to COVID-19

With South Africa currently in lockdown, many of the major South African banks are offering payment holidays for their clients. The financial implications that follow in COVID-19’s wake are unmatched by any other crisis faced by our country and financial institutions have geared up to do their bit to help consumers get through these difficult times.

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Using a Digital Signature to Sign Documents Remotely in South Africa

Many consumers and business owners are asking questions around whether a digital signature will be accepted when signing legal documents during the current lockdown.

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