February 5, 2024

Redefining divorce rights: Section 7(3) of the divorce act struck down by the constitutional court

In a significant legal development, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, on 10 October 2023, upheld a judgment from the High Court of Pretoria, declaring Section […]
February 5, 2024

Navigating antenuptial agreements in South Africa: Your questions answered

Preparing for marriage in South Africa involves several critical decisions, one of which is the antenuptial agreement (AN). This legal document is vital for dictating the […]
January 12, 2024

Responsibility to maintain and repair foundations and boundary walls in a sectional title scheme

This article will briefly consider the definitions of common property vis-à-vis sections in terms of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 in order […]
November 24, 2023

Can foreign judgments be enforced in South Africa?

A judgment granted by a foreign court is not directly enforceable in South Africa but constitutes a prima facie proof of debt (the clearest possible proof […]
October 19, 2023

Signing an antenuptial contract before getting married does not mean you are anticipating divorce

Even though the current generation is more open to talking about virtually anything, there is still a tendency among people to avoid talking about certain topics […]
September 4, 2023

Maintenance and children not born from a marriage

First things first, the woman claiming child support for a child born out of wedlock must prove paternity. In Sager v Bezuidenhout it is clear that both parents […]
September 4, 2023

When your tenant ‘does a duck’

Tips for landlords when their tenant does a disappearing act Everyone who has let out property knows that sickening feeling when you find out that your […]
August 3, 2023

Defamation in South African law

Saying, publishing, or posting defamatory statements about another person or entity can have serious consequences for the person releasing the statement. Defamation is a delict under […]
July 21, 2023

Compliance certificates required when selling a property

There is a duty on the Seller when selling an immovable property to provide certain certificates of compliance to the Purchaser. There are five compliance certificates […]
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