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A debt of the past against a foe for a lifetime

A debt of the past against a foe for a lifetime

Introduction Prescription refers to the time period within which legal proceedings for a debt must be instituted. However, should prescription be applied when it will have the effect of bringing about unjust results? This question was before the High Court in L.M v...

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The Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001 (‘FICA’) was instituted to combat and prevent the commission of financial crimes within South Africa. The purpose of this Act includes, but is not limited to, the establishment of a Financial Intelligence Centre (‘FIC’)...

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A Mentor Beyond Measure: Celebrating Adela Petersen

A Mentor Beyond Measure: Celebrating Adela Petersen

As we celebrate Women's History Month, we also take a moment to honour the trailblazers who have paved the way and lit the path for future generations. This year, TerraLex, a leading global network of leading law firms, announced its top 15 Trailblazing Women in 2024,...

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News Flash: National Minimum Wage

News Flash: National Minimum Wage

The Minister of Employment and Labour has Gazetted an amendment to the National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018, section 6(5), Schedule 1, and Schedule 2 of the Act. These amendments shall become effective as of the 1st of March 2024. The new national minimum wage for...

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News Flash: The Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998

News Flash: The Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998

On the 1st of February 2024, the Minister of Labour published for comment proposed amendments to the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998. The proposed amendments relate to the planned introduction of Numerical Targets for different occupational levels in respect of the...

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Artificial Intelligence in Court Proceedings

Artificial Intelligence in Court Proceedings

In the United Kingdom the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has published guidance for Judges on the use of Artificial Intelligence ("AI"). The guide briefly considers some of the challenges faced by Judge’s and practitioners alike brought about by the introduction of AI...

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Vacation Programme: Johannesburg 20 – 22 September 2023

Vacation Programme: Johannesburg 20 – 22 September 2023

We’re pleased to announce that our Vacation Programme at our Johannesburg office ran from 20 – 22 September 2023 and was a great success! We hosted four students selected from multiple applications from intermediate and final-year students studying at universities in...

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Layers of Lessee Protection

Layers of Lessee Protection

With the lens on the developer of a sectional title scheme, a distinction needs to be made between Developer A, who owns undeveloped land on which they intend to develop buildings comprising a sectional title scheme and Developer B, who owns land on which a building...

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A cracker of a victory for Salticrax.

A cracker of a victory for Salticrax.

Whilst shopping in the supermarket, do you always take specific and particular notice of the branded items you place in your trolley? Have you ever picked up an item and, on closer inspection, realised it wasn't the product you were looking to buy, or you bought it...

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No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land

Since the advent of the National Lockdown to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 Virus and now regular Loadshedding, many employers have resorted to placing their employees on a temporary layoff to alleviate the deleterious economic effects of both of these events on...

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Building Plan Conditions in Bond Grants.

Building Plan Conditions in Bond Grants.

In an attempt to protect their security, financial institutions are frequently requesting updated approved building plans as a pre-registration Bond condition. This can cause massive delays in the registration process if the updated approved plans are not available....

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