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CULTIVATING, CONSUMING AND POSSESSING DAGGA IN PRIVATE IS LEGAL IN SOUTH AFRICA. DEALING IS STILL ILLEGAL SAYS THE CON COURT.

7th November 2018

Recently the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in the application for the confirmation of an order of constitutional invalidity made by the High Court of South Africa, Western Cape Division,…

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6 WAYS FOR YOUR SME TO SURVIVE THE RECESSION

1st November 2018

No doubt we are in for at least a year or two of difficult economic conditions, but small businesses have one important advantage over larger competitors – their size keeps…

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TRAVELLING ABROAD? KNOW LOCAL LAWS OR RISK JAIL

1st November 2018

“Ignorance of the law is no excuse” (old Roman law principle applied in many legal systems worldwide) Whether you travel abroad on business or on holiday, ignorance of local laws…

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WHEN IS A DEBTOR “INSOLVENT”? A CASE OF ARREAR MAINTENANCE ILLUSTRATES

1st November 2018

“To my mind the best proof of solvency is that a man should pay his debts” (quoted in the judgment below) If you are owed maintenance you have a variety…

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CAN I HAVE PETS IN A RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX?

1st November 2018

“I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning,…

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TROUBLING TREND OF RACISM IN THE WORKPLACE

9th October 2018

This article is a discussion of the case in which the constitutional court held that the word ‘boer’ was not in itself racist but that the context in which it was…

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WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DIES

1st October 2018

The inevitability of death doesn’t detract from the shock and distress that it brings to the grieving survivors, and much as we don’t like to plan for these things it…

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AGING EMPLOYEES: WHEN MUST THEY RETIRE?

1st October 2018

“Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples” (Comedian George Burns) Record numbers of Baby Boomers are now reaching their 60s, and if you are…

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DAGGA – JUST HOW LEGAL IS IT NOW?

1st October 2018

The media has been awash with reports (sometimes conflicting, often vague) of what the recent Constitutional Court ruling actually means in practice. Whether you agree with the ruling or not,…

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