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Major Changes in Construction Industry

CIDB to regulate Private Sector Contracts The Construction Industry Development Board (hereinafter “the CIDB”) along with The Minister of Public Works published draft amendment regulations for comment pertaining to Prompt Payment as well as compulsory Adjudication Procedures to be followed by the construction industry. Background and effect of regulations if accepted Prior to these proposed regulations one of the main…

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A Property Owner’s Liability for Historical Municipal Debt

The property owner in this judgment sought clarity form the Supreme Court of Appeal on whether he and his successors in title were liable for the historical municipal debt owed in respect of his property, in light of the fact that he bought the property at an auction (sale in execution). The Supreme Court of…

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Oscar Pistorius – Denied leave to appeal to Constitutional court

The former Paralympian hero has failed in his final attempt to take his case on appeal to the Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court refused to grant Oscar Pistorius leave to appeal the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal to convert his conviction of culpable homicide to one of murder. The Constitutional Court in considering…

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The ante-nuptial contract

During the excitement of your impending wedding it is easy to forget about the ante-nuptial contract. It is however vitally important that you and your future spouse discuss the matrimonial property regime best suited to your financial needs from the date that you are married. Why the ante-nuptial contract? In terms of South African law,…

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Arbitration clause: Does a court lose its jurisdiction?

The mere fact that an arbitration clause provides for mandatory arbitration does not bar a civil suit being instituted in the High Court. In this regard, in Parekh v Shah Jehan Cinemas (Pty) Ltd and Others 1980 (1) SA 301 (D) the court noted that an arbitration clause does not deprive the court of its…

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Wills & Estates

Hahn & Hahn Attorneys have professional people dealing with these difficult aspects of life. Be sure to set up a Will today as tomorrow can be so unpredictable. Ensure too that your will is always up to date and accurately reflects your last wishes. If you lose a loved one, be sure to use professionals to…

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Trusts

Whether you need to set up a Trust to protect your assets from 3rd parties or provide for long time security for Family and loved ones as an Estate planning tool, Hahn & Hahn Attorneys’ can advise you and assist you in the setting up and the registration of a Trust Deed. We will guide…

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Technology, Media and Tele-Communications

We define Technology Law to include: drafting and interpretation of contracts relating to engineering and construction projects; resolution of disputes in the fields of engineering and construction, product liability, and consumer law by mediation, arbitration, and/or litigation; advice and commentary on legislation related to construction, engineering, food, medicines, consumer protection, and the environment; standards; and intellectual property.…

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Shelf Companies

The establishment of a registered company is an essential part of a successful business. Our team of experts have the necessary experience to deal with all aspects of company registration and related services as found in the new companies act, Act 71 of 2008. We are also able to provide you with a shelf company or shelf close corporation.…

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