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UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES REFERRED BY EX-EMPLOYEES

6th Mar 2019

There are two recent cases which shed some light on how to approach unfair labour practices referred by ex-employees. The principle is confirmed that an ex-employee may only refer an…

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YOUR SELECTION OF BUDGET 2019 TAX CALCULATORS (AND A TAX GUIDE)

28th Feb 2019

 “People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women” (Anon) How long will you work for the taxman today? Input your salary into the 2019…

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TRUSTEES AT WAR: THE REMOVAL REMEDY AND ITS LIMITS

28th Feb 2019

“Animosity and difference of opinion are not sufficient to have a trustee removed from office and/or for the majority of trustees to unilaterally force another to vacate his/her office…” (Extract…

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TRAFFIC FINES AND ADMISSIONS OF GUILT – WILL THEY EARN YOU A CRIMINAL RECORD?

28th Feb 2019

“We must not make a scarecrow of the law” (Shakespeare) A criminal record, even for a minor offence from decades back, comes with very serious and lifetime consequences. It will…

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PROPERTY BUYERS: BEWARE UNLAWFUL OCCUPIERS!

28th Feb 2019

“The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell” (Sir John Templeton, billionaire investor) You are…

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NEW LABOUR LAW IN 2019

6th Feb 2019

2019 sees the introduction of a whole raft of new labour laws. There are significant amendments to the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act; and the…

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BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME WITH A GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY

4th Feb 2019

Note: If you earn over R22k p.m. (the subsidy threshold) or aren’t personally in the market for a house in the “affordable housing” bracket, please think of forwarding this article…

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PROVING YOUR CLAIM IN A LIQUIDATION OR SEQUESTRATION – WHEN YOU SHOULD, AND WHEN YOU SHOULDN’T

4th Feb 2019

“A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy” (Publilius Syrus, Roman writer) You are owed money by a debtor, whose “insolvent estate” is “sequestrated” (in the case…

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND PARENTS BEHAVING BADLY – THE EXPULSION OPTION

4th Feb 2019

“…it can hardly be in the best interests of all concerned for this family to remain at the School” (Extract from judgment below) With the new School Year now well…

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