Archive for Mar 2018

OUR 2018 CHARITY: MAMA NTOMBI’S COMMUNITY PROJECTS (MNCP)

Mama Ntombi's Community Projects

Mama Ntombi’s Community Projects was founded in 2007 and is caring for about 450 children at the Jika Joe and Ezinketheni Informal Settlements. Their main focus areas are: Caring for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Educational support o Career guidance o Home visits to identified vulnerable children at risk o Visits to the schools they attend…

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WILLS AND ESTATES: COST OF DYING RISES WITH MASTER’S FEES INCREASE

If you are inheriting from someone who passed away on or after 1 January 2018, don’t blame the estate’s executor for one substantially-increased cost you may notice – Master’s Office fees. They are calculated on the value of the deceased estate and were long overdue for an increase, going up sharply from the old maximum…

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MAINTENANCE DEFAULTERS – NO PLACE TO HIDE

Obtaining a maintenance order for the support of yourself and/or your children is all very well, but what if you are dealing with an “Artful Dodger” who is determined not to pay you? New provisions in the Maintenance Act just handed you two powerful new weapons – Tracing defaulters: Serial maintenance dodgers are fond of…

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CAN YOU STILL SELL AS IS? CPA V THE VOETSTOOTS CLAUSE

Both sellers and buyers (of anything – houses, cars, you name it) need to understand how the CPA (Consumer Protection Act) has impacted on the very common “voetstoots” (“as is”) clause. Firstly, what’s the difference between “patent” and “latent” defects? Before we get into the meat of this question, let’s understand two important terms –…

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