Archive for Dec 2018

MAMA NTOMBI’S COMMUNITY PROJECTS : GRADUATION

Dear Austen Smith, We convey our very sincere gratitude to Austen Smith Attorneys for the lovely gift packages you put together for our Preschool children at their Graduation yesterday. More importantly, thank you so much for making time to come out and be with us at this busy time of the year. We take this opportunity of…

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SINGAKWENZA : WASTE TO TOYS WORKSHOP – MAMA NTOMBI’S COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Dear Austen Smith Thank you so much for your investment in the caregivers who attended our Gross Motor Waste 2 Toys Workshop in the Ezinketheni community today.  The importance of the caregivers’ role in the lives of the young children that they influence daily was acknowledged and emphasised at the Workshop, and they have been encouraged…

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THE EXISTENTIAL DREAD OF GIFT GIVING, AND SCIENCE TO THE RESCUE!

“Every holiday season, as we drive ourselves crazy at the mall or shopping online, soaked in the existential dread that comes from trying to find gifts our loved ones might appreciate, I think of the great writer and social critic James Baldwin, who wrote: ‘If the hope of giving/is to love the living,/the giver risks…

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FIREARM OWNERS: WHAT TO DO IF YOUR LICENCE HAS EXPIRED

“… this is a matter of national security and… something of the order of 450,000 gun owners with their expired licences form part of this equation… in a country riddled with crime…” (Extracts from judgment below) Possession of an unlicensed firearm is, for good reason, a serious offence carrying heavy penalties, and law abiding citizens…

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REPORTING CRIME AND THE DEFAMATION DANGER: LESSONS FROM THE WORKPLACE

Believing someone to be guilty of a crime you call the police and have the suspect arrested, only to have the charges dropped. Can you be sued for defamation? A recent High Court case provides some answers. A fraudulent iPad order, an arrest and a R1.6m claim A government employee was, at the instigation of…

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BUYING PROPERTY THIS FESTIVE SEASON? CHECK THE TITLE DEED FIRST!

“Don’t wait to buy land, buy land and wait” (Will Rogers) If you plan to buy property this Festive Season – perhaps your new dream house, or a holiday home, or an office for your business, or purely as an investment – check the title deed of the property you have your eye on before…

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