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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases

Injury on duty is something that can happen to anyone, regardless of the type of working environment. Thankfully, you can claim compensation for occupational injuries and diseases by following the correct injury on duty claims procedure.

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?

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights - What Is The Difference?

Registering a right of title over a thing that one owns, comes with immense benefits. Not only does it bring certainty and security, it also presents a legally recognised premise upon which one can enforce their rights over that thing. 

Are Unregistered Trademarks Protected Against Infringement?

A trademark is a mark used or proposed to be used by a person in relation to goods or services for the purpose of distinguishing the goods or services in relation to which the mark is used or proposed to be used from the same kind of goods or services connected in the course of trade with any other person.’ 

Drunken Driving - Charges May Be Withdrawn Or Taken From The Roll For This

It is during the festive season and holidays where law enforcement agencies are most visible on the roads. This is obviously because a lot of people are on the roads traveling to various holiday destinations. 

Drivers, Outclass One More Glass

As the December festive holiday spirit creeps in slowly, it is a hive of activity as the roads begin to get busier by the week. Usually, this phenomena peaks towards the final week just before the Christmas holiday, but due to the effects of the pandemic and people working from home, some people have found it convenient to travel earlier to avoid traffic congestion.

The Role Of The SAPS in Domestic Violence Matters

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is entrusted with obligations and responsibilities in terms of the South African Police Service Act 68 of 1995 (as amended) to, inter alia, “A member who is obliged to perform an official duty, shall, with due regard to his or her powers, duties and functions, perform such duty in a manner that is reasonable in the circumstances”, as per Section 13 (3) (a).

Mortgage Bonds - Questions You Ask & Answers You Need

Mortgage bonds and the transfer of immovable property is a sophisticated area which requires both hands-on experience and knowledge to navigate and manoeuvre. There are a lot of highly technical and legal procedures that go into these processes and in the event that these are not adhered to, one’s title to ownership may fall short on such a high value transaction. 

The Chameleon Effect - From a Close Corporation to a Company

The ever-changing business environment saw the discontinuance of Close Corporations (CC) as necessary in order to adapt to the prevailing economic climate.

Since the coming into effect of the new Companies Act 71 of 2008 as amended (the Act), no new Close Corporations will be registered.

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.

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