February 5, 2024

Estate planning: Preparing for the digital afterlife

The emergence of digital ghosts on social media Social media platforms have become integral to our daily lives, but what happens to these digital profiles when […]
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 […]
February 5, 2024

The financial costs and benefits of solar power

The shift towards renewable energy in South Africa has seen a significant rise in the adoption of solar power. While the benefits of solar energy, such […]
January 12, 2024

Home power backup systems

Electrical engineers answer your questions Eskom has made it clear that ‘load-shedding’ isn’t going to end any time soon.  This reality, and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement […]
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 […]
January 12, 2024

Is a maintenance payment a ‘Donation’?

Helping someone out may be exempt from donations tax—but as always, the devil is in the detail… Donations tax is one of those strange taxes where […]
January 12, 2024

Factors to consider before negotiating your home loan’s interest rate

As interest rates continue to rise, many homeowners find themselves contemplating the idea of fixing their home loan interest rates. Initially, when the interest rate hike […]
November 24, 2023

Unforeseen tax debt from crypto trading

Landing in a position of indebtedness to SARS can be quite a stressful journey on its own ─ but if you forget to leave room in […]
November 24, 2023

Should sellers provide approved building plans when selling property?

The simple answer is no. However, the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act mandates that local authorities approve building plans for the construction, alteration, or […]
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