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Life Partners will Qualify as Spouses for Intestate Succession

In a recent ruling, the Constitutional Court decided that section 1(1) of the Intestate Succession Act is unconstitutional in that it does not include life partners in relationships intended to be permanent in the definition of “spouse”.

75% of Black South Africans do not Have a Will

Not having a will can cause serious conflict between family members, and the unfortunate reality is that those closest to you are often the ones left behind with nothing to inherit. A recent study don by Sanlam shows that 75% of black South Africans do not have a will. But what exactly does this mean for the family?

Overruling of Roe v Wade – How Does This Affect Access to Abortion in South Africa?

On the 24th of June 2022, The United States Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion no longer exists. The question is how this decision will impact abortion laws in other countries, including South Africa.

Deciphering The New Cybercrimes Act 19 Of 2020

There is no doubt that the use of the internet and its technology is growing rapidly in even the most remote parts of the world. With benefits of these advances clear for all to see, so are the challenges and risks that comes with it.

The internet space is not the safest of places - if ever it was.

The Intricancies of Child Custody in South Africa

Many people have come across or at least know homes headed by a single parent. Some amongst us were raised in such homes.

While most may believe that the ideal situation would a family home where both parents are present - side by side taking care of the family, there are several life challenges which often result in this not being realised.

The 8 in Section 8 – Acts of Insolvency

When an entity cannot pay the debts they owe as and when they become due, or where their liabilities exceed their assets, such party is considered insolvent in South African law.

In the latter case this effectively means, even if the party were to liquidate all their assets to settle liabilities, it would still not be enough.

Declaration of insolvency status is done by the Courts.

Does the Consumer Protection Act apply to Estate Agents?

The Consumer Protection Act 68 OF 2008 (CPA) came into effect in 2011 with an aim of ensuring fair, competitive and responsible markets that protect South African consumers as well as to promote ethical business practices. It makes a distinction between suppliers of goods and services on one hand, as well as consumers on the other. This article seeks to implore to what extent the CPA is applicable to Estate Agents.

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.

Rights of Tenants and Landlords under the Consumer Protection Act

The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA) came into effect in 2011, and of particular interest to the brief discussion in this article it came with changes with regards to rental agreements. These changes include rights and obligations pertaining to early cancellation as well as the maximum period for a lease period.

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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