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Pre-emptive rights granted verbally are valid and enforceable
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • August 3 2017

The Constitutional Court also overturned the established common law principle that collateral terms, such as an option or a right of pre-emption in a

Supreme Court of Appeal extinguishes the foreseeability factor in considering wrongfulness
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • South Africa
  • June 14 2017

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal will be of particular interest to liability insurers who insure spread of fire risks. The SCA

Clearance certificates: Sellers no longer held ransom for future municipal debts
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • May 24 2017

The courts have come to the rescue once again, clarifying and confirming a seller's duty to settle outstanding municipal debt prior to receiving a

Urban Development Zone allowances under the Income Tax Act
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • May 17 2017

In line with international models, South Africa has attempted to incentivise investment into the development and renewal of certain urban areas. One

Home sweet home!
  • Hogan Lovells
  • South Africa
  • May 12 2017

In the past, our judiciaries have been plagued with a mass of eviction applications. A significant number have been for the eviction of farm workers

Real Estate Alert - Bodies Corporate To Establish Separate Bank Accounts For Reserve And Administration Funds
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • May 8 2017

In terms of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, No 8 of 2011 (STSMA), a body corporate must establish and maintain administrative and a

New SARS ruling pertaining to the restructuring of a property portfolio under the corporate rules
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • May 5 2017

On 11 April 2017, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued a new Binding Private Ruling (BPR 270) setting out the tax consequences of a

Have Your Fire Safety Obligations Run Away with You?
  • Baker McKenzie
  • South Africa
  • April 21 2017

With the recent factory fire in Durban, employers are reminded of how quickly a burning building can translate into tragedy and destruction. The fire

Regulation of agricultural land Holdings bill published for comment
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • April 7 2017

The Draft Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill (Bill) was published on 17 March 2017. Members of the public are invited to comment before 13

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