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From category archives: Legal Articles

Collections & Litigation

Our attorneys explain the Debt collection procedure in South Africa

Many people are unsure of how the debt collection procedure in the South African courts works.

As a result, many people suffer prejudice due to a delay in the proceedings and in some instances the claim becomes prescribed (expired).

Our courts have specific requirements regarding debt collection which can be explained in different stages.

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What are the Amendments and how do they impact on matters constituted prior to the commencement of this Act?

On the 31st July 2017, the President of the Republic of South Africa signed into law the “Courts of Law Amendment Act 7 of 2017” which changed certain sections of the Magistrates Court Act 1944.

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Right To A Fair Trial

After the Oscar Pistorius saga everyone is wondering about the procedures of a murder trial. In this article we will discuss the right to a fair trial.

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Public Nuisances: Legal Rights In Terms Of Legislation

Persons who commit disruptive acts of unacceptable behaviour in public places may be warned, arrested and subsequently prosecuted by the authorities. The offender shall be liable for a fine, imprisonment or both upon conviction. How is this enforcement of our rights achieved by an ordinary citizen? 

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Who Is Liable For The Damages Caused Due To A Motor Vehicle Accident?

What will happen to my vehicle after I have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and who will be responsible for the damages? Over and above the emotional and economical tension it causes a person and his family, there will always be legal principles that apply

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Trouble With The Neighbours

Your neighbour  is usually a reasonable man, but his trees’ branches overhang into your property, blocking your gutters with leaves, not to mention the root system creeping closer to your home’s foundation. When you confront him, he flatly refuses to do anything about it.

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Facebook's Revenge - Fair dismissal and unfair dismissal

Facebook, Twitter and other social network sites are part of many people’s lives and serve as a useful vehicle for sharing one’s personal views. However, these sites may have unfortunate ramifications.

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Hondebyt En Die Finansiele Risiko Vir Die Eienaar

Na aanleiding van ‘n redelike hoeveelheid hond byt sake wat ons ontvang het en wat in duur litigasie ontaard het, het ons besluit om die risiko’s aan die eienaars uit te wys, hoe aanspreeklikheid ontstaan en hoe om hierdie risiko te ondervang.

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Third Party Claims Against the Road Accident Fund (RAF)

The Road Accident Fund has  created the assurance that public road users will be covered in the event of any motor vehicle accident which caused either injuries or death, and for the losses suffered thereby, such as medical expenses, loss of earnings and even general damage.

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Prevention of Illegal Eviction - Unlawful Occupation Of Land Act

The law provides more protection to the tenant than ever before. It comes as no surprise that landlords feel that the current legislation enables the tenant to avoid paying rent and also offers much more protection to tenants' interests and rights than to those of the landlord.

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