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BUSINESS EMAIL DOS AND DON’TS

1st Jul 2019

“The email of the species is deadlier than the mail” (Stephen Fry) Do your business emails enhance your brand or tarnish it? It’s a critical question, particularly for businesses with…

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AIRBNB OWNERS AND BUYERS – SHOULD YOU BE WORRIED ABOUT THE NEW REGULATIONS?

1st Jul 2019

“While travel on our platform accounts for less than 1 in 8 visitors to South Africa, those guests boosted the economy by R8.7 billion and helped create 22,000 jobs last…

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EMPLOYERS: WHAT IS YOUR DUTY TO ACCOMMODATE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?

1st Jul 2019

“The employer has a duty to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious freedom unless it is impossible to do so without causing itself undue hardship. It is not enough that it…

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YOUR LAST WILL: THE DIRE CONSEQUENCES OF NEGLECTING FORMALITIES

1st Jul 2019

“It is not intended for the Court to make a will for the deceased based on what his intentions may have been” (Quoted in the judgment below) As a general…

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BUSINESS RESCUE: ARE YOUR SURETYSHIPS ENFORCEABLE? A R5.5M LESSON FOR DIRECTORS AND CREDITORS

30th May 2019

“Some people use one-half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it” (George Prentice, newspaper editor and author) You are owed a lot of…

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EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK – CAN YOU DIFFERENTIATE WITHOUT UNFAIRLY DISCRIMINATING?

30th May 2019

“Prohibition of unfair discrimination: No person may unfairly discriminate, directly or indirectly, against an employee, in any employment policy or practice, on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex,…

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DIRECTORS AT WAR AND THE LIQUIDATION OPTION – A TALE OF SIBLING RIVALRY

30th May 2019

“Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules” (F. Scott Fitzgerald) A company’s directors have both the power and the duty to manage the company’s affairs…

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YOU SIGNED A PROPERTY SALE AGREEMENT, CAN YOU STILL ACCEPT A BETTER OFFER?

30th May 2019

You put your property on the market and an acceptable but not-perfect offer comes in. On the “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” principle you…

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BEFORE YOU ENTER AN UBER…

9th May 2019

Ridesharing services like Uber are convenient and popular, but you will have read of the “fake Uber” attacks and other safety concerns so on the principle of “safety first” always…

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