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OU SUIPIE SE HOEK

10th Jan 2020

Ou Suipie is Confused.  Maybe a better word might be Bewildered. Some of you might remember the following dialog, from the film A Fish Called Wanda:           Wanda (to Otto): …

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BE (CYBER) SAFE IN 2020!

10th Jan 2020

“The email of the species is deadlier than the mail” (Stephen Fry) Cyber-attacks in South Africa increased by 22% in 2019, and our exposure to serious online security breaches increases…

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JANUARY IS “DIVORCE MONTH”: BEWARE THE DANGERS OF DIY

10th Jan 2020

“What’s the only thing divorce proves? Whose mother was right in the first place” (Anon) The festivities are over, the bills are coming in and everyone is returning to reality.…

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MUST YOU PAY TAX ON YOUR RENTAL INCOME?

10th Jan 2020

“Few of us ever test our powers of deduction, except when filling out an income tax form” (Laurence J. Peter of The Peter Principle) Letting out property can give you…

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OU SUIPIE SE HOEK

3rd Dec 2019

Suipie had thought he just about knew all that there was to know about South African varietals.  Oh dear. Pontac.  Pontac? Yes, well, it was French in origin, but none…

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PROPERTY OWNERS, BUYERS AND AGENTS: LOST TITLE DEEDS AND BONDS – DON’T DELAY!

3rd Dec 2019

“He who hesitates is lost” (Wise old proverb) In January 2019 new amendments to Regulations for the replacement of lost title deeds (and similar documents like mortgage bonds and notarial…

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PROPERTY SALES AND TRUSTS: DEMAND PROOF OF TRUSTEE AUTHORITY

3rd Dec 2019

“If you want to make your house easy to sell, make it easy to buy” (Anon) You are overjoyed at receiving a good offer for your property – not easily…

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EMPLOYEES ON PROBATION: CAN YOU DISMISS FOR POOR PERFORMANCE?

31st Oct 2019

“…arbitrators should hesitate to interfere with employer’s decisions on whether probationary employees have attained the required performance standard, or with the standards themselves” (extract from judgment below) Our laws allow…

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ABOUT TO MARRY? DON’T FORGET YOUR ANC AND THE 3 TYPES OF MARRIAGE

31st Oct 2019

“And she’s got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need” (P.G. Wodehouse) Wedding Season being once again well and truly upon…

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