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Agency and Commercial Representation

By admin | Sep 8, 2017

Formation of Agency Contract A person who does not have the legal capacity to act on his own behalf, e.g., an infant or a person who is insane, cannot act as an agent for another person. A person with limited capacity will, however, be able to act as an agent of another. Should parties enter…

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Major Changes in Construction Industry

By admin | Aug 14, 2017

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

By admin | Aug 14, 2017

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

By admin | Aug 14, 2017

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

By admin | Aug 14, 2017

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?

By admin | Aug 14, 2017

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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Legal Implications: The Vodacom Please Call Me Constitutional Court Judgment

By admin | Aug 14, 2017

The effect of the Constitutional Court judgment in the Vodacom “Please Call Me” saga On 26 April 2016 the Constitutional Court handed down its judgement in the matter of Kenneth Nkosana Makate v Vodacom (Pty) Ltd[1]. For purposes of this article the emphasis will be placed on three of the pertinent issues raised in the…

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