Exemption clauses

Much has changed in the legal landscape surrounding exemption clauses from when the landmark case of Durban’s Water Wonderland (Pty) Ltd v Botha 1999 1 SA 982 (SCA) was decided. In that case, the court had to decide on the enforceability of a disclaimer notice when the plaintiff and her daughter were flung from a jet ride in an amusement […]


Bitcoin What happens to my Bitcoins when I die? 08 March 2018   “I’ve started buying Bitcoins as a form of investment. I am aware that is a virtual currency and that different rules apply to Bitcoins. But I’m know starting to wonder how I can ensure that I transfer my Bitcoins to my heirs when I die?” Bitcoin is […]

Lapsed firearm licence

Lapsed firearm licence

Lapsed firearm licence   “I own a firearm which has always been validly licenced. I was out of the country for a few months with work this year and was unable to renew my licence before its expiry in June. On my return I went to the police, but they told me that because my licence was not timeously renewed […]

water meter

water meter Who must prove that the water meter is not working? 16 November 2017   “I’ve really tried to cut down on my water consumption and over the last year it‘s been very low. However, over the past 3 months my municipal water accounts suddenly more than tripled. Knowing this cannot be right I queried my accounts with the […]

legal advice

legal advice LEGAL ADVICE Shakespeare taught us “Only a fool defends himself”. In South Africa every second accused conducts his/her own defence, rejecting the legal assistance provided by the state. This chapter is dedicated to those unfortunate accused… https://w.atcontent.com/-/5iCFif0fLQZ/geo.kleyn/2wv05LDVJOZ.text/Face

consumer complaints

Consumer complaints can no longer be ignored I recently bought ready-mix cement at a chain hardware store. I followed the instructions carefully in mixing the cement, but when I started pouring it the consistency was clearly not right and it would not… https://w.atcontent.com/-/4UAheLCmiTI/geo.kleyn/7r9ODKU2yhl.text/Face

Jurisdiction of the CCMA

Jurisdiction of the CCMA to adjudicate benefit disputes expanded The confusion that has existed for years between employers and employees over the scope of what the term “benefits” in section 186(2)(a) of the Labour Relations Act entails has finally… https://w.atcontent.com/-/25mgqdxFb00/geo.kleyn/2_xROYCSk9b.text/Face

public tenders: EME

Public tenders and EME’s: Who will qualify as an EME? My business has a turnover of around R6 million. I understand that companies under R10 million will qualify as an EME under the new BEE Codes and do not have to be verified. However a government official… https://w.atcontent.com/-/2ti7r6_YfFC/geo.kleyn/4GKx6yEMpb3.text/Face

abuse of trust

The abuse of trusts in case of divorce: know your rights! The general nature of a discretionary trust is to exist separately from the donor, with the trustees owning and managing the trust assets to the benefit of the beneficiaries of the said trust… https://w.atcontent.com/-/1GBIbUn4OG5/gkilaw/7F_UxQ4MOHC.text/Face

children’s amendment

exellent! Children’s Amendment Bill, 2015 To amend the Children’s Act, 2005, so as to insert certain definitions; to provide that a person convicted of a sexual offence, or an offence for the possession of child pornography, be deemed unsuitable to work with children;… https://w.atcontent.com/-/4AH0eHIQ3hV/gkilaw/7BWNlBvS_OL.text/Face