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25 October 2016
Legal Briefs
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15 Sep 2016
Universal Partnerships – A Weighty Affair
Cohabitation, where two individuals live together but are not married, is becoming increasingly popular in South Africa. Our law does not give parties to a cohabitation arrangement automatic legal...
04 Aug 2016
Generic terms won’t pass muster as trademarks
The importance of a distinctive feature of a trademark was emphasised by Goliath J in the present High Court decision. The applicant in this matter, Discovery Holdings Limited (“Discovery”) was...
Cracking The Corporate Opportunity Rule
While the term corporate opportunity has not yet been unequivocally defined by our law, generally it refers to any business opportunity, material or immaterial, to which a company has a claim. The...
01 Mar 2016
Unwanted Tenant Or Occupier On Your Land – Next Step: Eviction
The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act, 19 of 1998 (“PIE”) applies to everyone who occupies land without the express or tacit consent of the owner or the person...
03 Sep 2015
The good death
One day you will die. That is a certainty. And so will I. And so will the 7.3-billion people currently living on planet Earth. The only certainty we have in life is that it will end. How it will...
31 Jul 2015
The effect of the newly amended Labour Relations Act on Fixed Term Agreements
The amendments to the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (the “Act”) came into effect on 1 January 2015. Among some of the significant changes were the adjustments made to atypical employment and...
29 Jun 2015
The Al-Bashir judgment and the rule of law
Earlier this month, the High Court in Pretoria ordered the arrest of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir. President Al-Bashir visited South Africa to attend the African Union (AU) Summit on Saturday,...
'Love and respect are foundations of a solid marriage, not legal rules' – DE v RH [2015] ZACC 18
A marriage failing is much like a slow, sinking ship. Once the water seeps through the cracks, the ship slowly begins to rot, degrade and ultimately sink. If there is a crack in a marriage...
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