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EMPLOYEES RIGHTS AND RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

With the upcoming Easter holidays and a number of other public holidays one begs the question: Does an employee have a right to religious holidays? At present there are no laws that specifically govern religious holidays. South Africa has 13 official public holidays...

DECEASED ESTATES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHAT IS AN ESTATE? An Estate is a person’s net worth at any point in time and thus the sum of a person’s assets less all liabilities. Life has a beginning and an end and an Estate arises on a person’s death The administration of estates is a specialised area of law...

LEASE AGREEMENTS: GENERAL ASPECTS

A lease agreement is a reciprocal agreement between a landlord and a tenant. The landlord agrees to make the leased property available to the tenant by giving the tenant temporary use and enjoyment thereof. In return, the tenant agrees to pay lease to the landlord. We...

RESTRAINING WITHOUT A RESTRAINT OF TRADE CLAUSE, IS THIS POSSIBLE?

Employees often sign restraint of trade agreements without regard to the necessary consequences thereof and the effect it could have on their career.   What are restraint of trade clauses or restraint of trade agreements? A restraint of trade clause is a clause...

TIPS TO PREVENT CYBERCRIME

As digital consumers, we use the internet every day in order to access social media, do personal or business banking, book a holiday, and get the latest updates on news and sporting events. We perform so many tasks using the internet, believing that it is safe, that...

DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS

Are you living together with a partner as if you are married, but in fact are not? A domestic partnership (also sometimes called, cohabitation) is the term that is used to describe the relationship between two people of the same sex or opposite sex that are living...