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Exemption from donations tax and the net value of an estate
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • July 3 2015

On 1 July 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling 197 (BPR 197) dealing with the donations tax consequences


Nomination clauses and tax implications
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • June 24 2015

A nomination clause in a sale agreement of property often seems like a very good idea in complex business structures but unwanted consequences may


Taking a bite out of the PIE Act
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • June 18 2015

The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act, No 19 of 1998 (PIE Act) regulates the eviction of unlawful occupiers


The infamous voetstoots and its application to sale agreements
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • June 17 2015

Since the coming into operation of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA), there has been much interest on the position of the infamous


Revocation of an instruction to a conveyancer
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • May 27 2015

In Stupel & Berman v Rodel Financial Services, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) determined the nature of a client's instruction to a conveyancer to


Playing with fire: specific performance and a lessee's plight
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • May 27 2015

In the case of Hennox 349 CC v SA Retail Properties Ltd 2014 JDR 2460 (GJ), the lessee learnt a R2 million lesson. After hounding its lessor to


Praedial servitudes: use it or lose it!
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • May 6 2015

It is not surprising that many title deed conditions refer to praedial servitudes, many of which were registered decades ago to regulate development


Short sighted view of long-term needs
  • Hogan Lovells
  • South Africa
  • April 30 2015

President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 12 February. The evening was marred by controversial events, ranging from


Liquidators vs Home Owners Associations: title deed conditions are binding on liquidators
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • April 23 2015

In two recent cases decided in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), namely,Willow Waters Homeowners Association (Pty) Limited v KOKA NO and


High Court decision good news for landlords - judgment authorising landlord to cut off electricity
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • April 16 2015

An as yet unreported judgment dealing with a landlord's obligation to pay for electricity (to the City of Cape Town) in circumstances where the tenant