The South African labour market has since 1994 undergone a transformation with the objective of improving general working conditions for all South Africans.
A Conveyancer is an Attorney who has passed the National Conveyancing Examination and by law is the only person who can register fixed property transfers.
Family law (also called matrimonial law) is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations, including: marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships
Sectional Title is an interesting field within the law, it is a form of ownership where a number of people can simultaneously own the piece of land on which a building or buildings is built, while each one of these owners individually owns a townhouse or a flat in the building. Learn more
The Supreme Court in South Africa has jurisdiction in Civil matters in the excess of R 400 000,00. The Supreme Court has exclusive jurisdiction to a person’s status, for example insolvency and only the Supreme Court can grant a divorce order or an interdict. Learn more
Commercial law, also known as business law, is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales.
Certain documents are required by law to be notarially executed, in which case a notary has to draft the document which is then signed and witnessed in the presence of the notary. A notary is held to a higher standard of care A Notary Public is a specialist attorney who has an intimate knowledge of certain acts, and the processes prescribed therein, and who is legally empowered to officially witness signatures, take statements and certify the validity of documents.. These documents are known as notarial deeds, and include, inter alia, ante- and postnuptial contracts, deeds of servitude, deeds of cession of usufruct, notarial leases, trust deeds of donation and notarial bonds. Such documents are kept in the notary’s safekeeping and the notary is also required to keep a protocol and register of all the documents drafted by and attested to before him or her. Learn more
Criminal Law is the body of law that defines criminal offences and regulates the procedures to be followed by our courts and policing authorities. Criminal Law is usually set into motion with the opening of a case against a person for allegedly committing an offence as set out in numerous different Acts. There after the procedure as set out in the Criminal Procedure Act regulates the options available to the accused party as well as the lawful procedures to be followed in bringing the matter before a court of law. Learn more
The Protection of Personal Information act has now been approved and promulgated by Parliament and the Minister has granted all people, entities, companies and institutional 1 year from the first day of June 2020 to comply with the provisions of the act. POPI is a very important act and the act as well as the understanding thereof can be very complicated and overwhelming. Contact our dedicated professional to assist you to ensure that you are compliant as the consequences of non-compliance are severe and far reaching.