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Legislative update: Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Bill
  • Werksmans Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • February 8 2016

The Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Bill ("Amendment Bill") has recently been published for comment. It seeks to amend the Extension of


SCA Judgment - City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v Peregrine Joseph Mitchell
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • February 3 2016

The provision of Section 118 (3) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 serves as a form of security for services rendered by the


Functions of the Community Schemes Ombud Service
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • February 2 2016

What is a Community Scheme? It is any scheme or arrangement in terms of which there is shared use of and responsibility for parts of land and


Township developments and the MPRDA
  • Hogan Lovells
  • South Africa
  • January 28 2016

With a rapidly expanding population and the ever increasing demand for accommodation in close proximity to the CBDs, developers and town planners who


Is your sale of land in instalments subject to the National Credit Act, 34 of 2005?
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • January 13 2016

In terms of the National Credit Act (“the Act”), an instalment agreement is defined as a sale of movable property. From the definition, it would seem


Could failing to pay your rates, taxes, water and electricity charges lead to termination of your water and electricity supply?
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • January 13 2016

A landlord may not, without a court order, terminate the supply of electricity to premises leased to a tenant who is in arrears with monthly


Can a Non-Owner Sell a Property HeShe Does Not Own?
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • January 8 2016

This is a question which the Supreme Court of Appeal had to answer in the matter between Ralph Werner Köster ("Köster") vs. Archibald Norval


Residential property and VAT
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • December 11 2015

Until recently it was smaller investors who bought and let residential property. But nowadays even listed Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are


The requirements for a successful malicious prosecution claim
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • December 1 2015

In the appeal case of George Magwabeni v Christopher Liomba, 2015, the Supreme Court of Appeal ("SCA") reviewed the judgment of the Limpopo Local


Girl nearly drowns in fishpond: are the homeowners legally responsible?
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • December 1 2015

Toddlers and small children are really difficult to keep track of and have an unerring attraction for danger; and danger seems to be just about