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Ignore the rights of labour tenants at your peril
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • March 15 2017

In 1996, the legislature enacted the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act, No 3 of 1996 (Act). The objective of the Act was to protect all persons denied

Voetstoots: What meets the eye or not
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • March 1 2017

The seller, in terms of our law, is automatically held liable for latent defects, whether or not he knew of them at the time of the sale. To avoid

A victory for property owners receiving exorbitant and delayed utility bills
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • February 20 2017

On 13 February 2017, in the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court, Judge S Yacoob handed down an important judgment which many property owners

Housing crisis no more?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • South Africa
  • February 6 2017

The expanded social package, known as Siyasizana or ESP for short, was created to replace the former indigent subsidy system from 1 July 2009 with an

The execution against the homes of indigent debtors
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • January 18 2017

As seen in the case of FirstRand Bank Limited v Mdletye and another (981452015) 2016 ZAKZDHC 22 (1 July 2016) banks are often faced with the

South Africa Law Year in Review 2016 and Year to Come 2017
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Global, South Africa
  • January 5 2017

The fourth iteration of the King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa was launched in November 2016. King IV replaces King III, which was

Sold to the highest bidderunless you didn’t pay VAT
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • December 9 2016

Before buying anything, a purchaser should always be aware of all its obligations. This is one of the lessons to draw from the decision in Sheriff of

Room for development: The transferability of personal servitudes
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • December 5 2016

A servitude, as defined by Voet, is a right belonging to one person in the property of another, entitling the former to exercise some right or benefit

On safari: South Africa hunts deals in CEE and SEE
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Poland, South Africa
  • November 28 2016

The real estate community was abuzz in March 2016 when South Africa's Redefine Properties acquired a 75 per cent stake in Poland's Echo Prime

Dladla: Temporary emergency accommodation resolved!
  • Hogan Lovells
  • South Africa
  • November 10 2016

The Supreme Court of Appeal on 18 May 2016, in the case of City of Johannesburg v Dladla (40315) 2016 ZASCA 66, (Dladla) held that the Ekhuthuleni