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Beware of the latest customs scam!

December 1 2015 Recently, we have received calls from some distraught women who all fell victim to the same scam involving a supposed parcel at customs. A man…

Child Maintenance in South Africa: Your Questions Answered

July 22 2016 According to legislation, a child is entitled to reasonable maintenance to provide for clothing, housing, dental and medical care, education and…

The requirements for a successful malicious prosecution claim

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…

Construction and interpretation of tax legislation: then and now

July 7 2015 The principle relating to the construction and interpretation of fiscal legislation are in general those relating to the construction and…

Overview of the spatial planning and land use management act, 2013 ("SPLUMA") and its regulations

September 9 2015 SPLUMA provides a framework for spatial planning and land use management in South Africa. SPLUMA: Specifies the relationship between the spatial…

Social Media Law Update - Social Media "Detox"

January 10 2017 Kim Kardashian did it last year, Mariah Carey has done the same in January... many of us are taking a step away from social media platforms to…

Litigation Update, How Time Flies: Your Claim Might be Time Barred

December 7 2016 In the recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in the matter of Trinity Asset Management v Grindstone Investments, the SCA found that the date upon…

Social Media Update - Jailing Social Media Trolls

November 22 2016 Earlier this year we discussed social media "trolls" who are social media users who specifically try to get an emotional response by posting mean…

What if the Divorce Order Doesn't Mention Pension Interest?

November 22 2016 What happens when the court that grants a decree of divorce to a couple who were married in community of property, does not make a specific order…

Social Media Law Update: Did Trump Win the Presidency on Social Media?

November 15 2016 It seems almost ridiculous to many that the reality TV star, and brash billionaire Donald Trump is now the leader of the free world. Not only did…