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SELLING YOUR HOUSE: DISCLOSING DEFECTS

1st Oct 2018

“Honesty is the best policy” (Benjamin Franklin) A recent High Court decision again confirms that when it comes to selling your house, honesty is indeed the best policy. Specifically, disclose…

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DEPRESSION IN THE WORKPLACE

4th Sep 2018

INTRODUCTION Depression in the South African workplace is increasing at an astronomical rate in every sector of the labour market.[1] This trend is not unique to South Africa. Studies in…

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HOW TO SLEEP LIKE A BOSS

4th Sep 2018

Insomnia is serious, impairing your logical reasoning, executive function, attention, and mood, with a risk in serious cases of depression, anxiety, and symptoms of paranoia. In the long run, sleep…

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“YOU’RE FIRED FOR MISCONDUCT” V “NO, I RESIGN” – WHO WINS?

4th Sep 2018

You want to charge one of your employees with serious misconduct so you institute disciplinary proceedings. To avoid a possible dismissal the employee resigns “with immediate effect”. Can you go…

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BUYING YOUR FIRST HOUSE – AN ACTION PLAN

3rd Sep 2018

“Buy land – they’ve stopped making it” (Mark Twain) So you’ve decided to buy your first house – exciting! There’s nothing like owning and living in your very own dream…

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DO YOU NEED A WILL?

3rd Sep 2018

“A man who dies without a will has lawyers for his heirs” (Anon) It’s natural not to want to make plans for our own mortality, but we owe it to…

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SOLE EMPLOYER INTERPRETATION OF SECTION 198A (3)(B) OF LRA CONFIRMED BY CON COURT IN THE ASSIGN CASE

7th Aug 2018

On 26 July 2018, the Constitutional Court gave its judgement in the Assign Services Pty Ltd v NUMSA and others [2018] ZACC 22 case. The majority of the court confirmed…

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WHAT’S YOUR NEW TAX RETURN DEADLINE?

31st Jul 2018

SARS has announced new deadlines for the 2018 Tax Season. But do you even need to file an income tax return? If you do, what’s your deadline? Are you a…

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LENDING MONEY REPAYABLE “ON DEMAND”: BEWARE PRESCRIPTION!

31st Jul 2018

Making a loan repayable “on demand” is common amongst family members; think for example of parents making a loan to their student daughter, or of her lending money to a…

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