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Your legal rights under the National Credit Act

Your legal rights under the National Credit Act

6th July 2016 Access to credit enables people to spend money that they don't have right now. Which can be very useful if applied and managed responsibly.... 

The Admissibility of Electronic Documents in Court Proceedings

The Admissibility of Electronic Documents in Court Proceedings

21st June 2016 When documents or evidence in an electronic format is used as evidence in court proceedings, it is crucial to ascertain whether the document is... 

T’s & C’s and The Consumer Protection Act

T’s & C’s and The Consumer Protection Act 

5th May 2016 Introduction Most businesses ensure that their customers sign standard “Terms and Conditions” for service or goods delivery or in cases where... 

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Purchase and sale of a business. The implied prohibition against canvassing old customers.

Purchase and sale of a business. The implied prohibition against canvassing old customers.

6th April 2016 When selling a business as a going concern, inclusive of its goodwill, there is an implied prohibition against canvassing of customers with regards... 

Using a Trust as an effective tool in estate planning

Using a Trust as an effective tool in estate planning

4th March 2016 Estate planning is the process of managing, protecting and preserving one’s asset base not only during one’s lifetime, but also thereafter,... 

Voetsoots and the Consumer Protection Act

Voetsoots and the Consumer Protection Act

9th February 2016 The word “voetstoots” found its way into South African law via the Roman-Dutch law. The term is a common known term. Voetstoots essentially means... 

The effect of business rescue proceedings on creditors’ rights to enforce suretyship agreements

The effect of business rescue proceedings on creditors’ rights to enforce suretyship agreements

23rd November 2015 One of the concepts introduced by the Companies Act 2008 (the “Act”) is Business Rescue. These proceedings provide for financially distressed... 

Does ownership of a domain name give the owner exclusive rights thereto?

Does ownership of a domain name give the owner exclusive rights thereto?

7th October 2015 The misuse of a domain name by someone other the rights holder could be viewed as “passing off”. Passing off is a delictual claim. Passing off... 

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