The News

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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PROPERTY BUYERS: THERE’S A NEW DEDUCTION FROM INTEREST EARNED ON YOUR DEPOSIT

9th May 2019

When you buy property, the sale agreement often provides for you to pay a deposit (normally 10% of the sale price) to the conveyancer (the attorney transferring the property into…

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ESTATE AGENTS: SECURING YOUR TRADE SECRETS (AND YOUR COMMISSION)

9th May 2019

“In short, it [a Fidelity Fund Certificate] is a licence to practice without which you cannot practice.” (Extract from judgment below) As an estate agent you will know that without…

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ACCIDENTALLY PAID THE WRONG PERSON? LESSONS FROM A R862K BANKING APP ERROR

9th May 2019

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” (Economist Milton Friedman) In these days of online banking and electronic payment, it’s not uncommon to find out to your horror that…

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SECURITY ESTATES: CAN YOU FINE SPEEDSTERS?

9th May 2019

“When the [property owners] chose to purchase property within the estate and become members of the Association, they agreed to be bound by its rules” (extract from judgment below) There…

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A TRIBUTE TO KATH REES

7th May 2019

Born in Salisbury, Rhodesia, (now Harare, Zimbabwe), at 03H50 on the morning of the 17th November, 1974, Kath was christened “ Kathryn Elisabeth Lorelei Rees “. Later she preferred to…

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10 MAY 2019 IS WORLD LUPUS DAY

7th May 2019

There is no boundary to the impact of lupus. Lupus is a global health problem that affects people of all nationalities, races, ethnicities, genders and ages. Lupus can affect any…

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LOSING YOUR LICENCE WITH AARTO DEMERITS: MORE DANGER THAN YOU THOUGHT, AND THE WHEELS ARE TURNING

2nd Apr 2019

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average…

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NEIGHBOURS BUILDING? KNOW YOUR RIGHTS RE PLAN APPROVAL

2nd Apr 2019

“You can be a good neighbour only if you have good neighbours” (Howard Koch, “Invasion from Mars” author) Your neighbours apply to the municipality for approval of building plans. You…

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