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    Can I claim damages if I fall in a shop?

    March 13th, 2018

    In this article we will look at two court cases. In both cases somebody fell and was hurt in a shopping centre. The courts, however, made two different findings on the basis of one difference. Lindsayv Checkers Supermarket 2008 (4) SA 634 (N) In  September 2005 a KwaZulu-Natal woman went shopping at her nearby supermarket, Checkers. After  … Read more

    Boundary fences between cattle and game farmers

    March 13th, 2018

    Many good neighbourly relations have come to grief because of boundary fences. In this article we will take a look at the situation between cattle and game farmers as well as at an easier way of resolving boundary fence issues. Farmer A is a cattle farmer while Farmer B runs a game farm. Is Farmer  … Read more

    May I keep exotic animals and how do I obtain a permit?

    March 13th, 2018

    What is an exotic/foreign animal and what is an indigenous animal? In South Africa an exotic animal is defined in terms on the National Environment Management: Biodiversity Act, no. 10 of 2004 (NEMBA) as a species not indigenous to South Africa (exotic and foreign animals are basically the same). An indigenous species means a specie  … Read more

    Using a car chair is compulsory by law!

    March 12th, 2018

    On 30 April 2015 amendments to the National Road Traffic Act, no. 93 of 1996 came into force. Regulation 213 of the act stipulates that as from 1 May 2015 it would be invalid for a child up to the age of three years to sit on someone’s lap in a motorcar or to stand  … Read more

    Unfair termination of employment: appeal process and period for referring it to the relevant external forum

    March 1st, 2018

    By Gibbs du Toit Question: My employment was terminated about two weeks ago. I lodged an appeal following the decision. The company has no policy in place about the period within which the appeal process has to be finalised. I heard from a friend that, apparently, I only have a certain period within which I  … Read more

    Legislation regarding the interception of telephone conversations, SMSs and smartphone content

    February 23rd, 2018

    The Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act (No. 70 of 2002), also known as RICA, has been in operation in our country since 2006. The act places a general ban on the interception of any communication when being sent. However, the act provides for the interception of any person’s communication  … Read more

    Beware: Pawnshops and scrapyards

    February 14th, 2018

    The Second-Hand Goods Act (Act 6 of 2009) took effect on 30 April 2009. The aim of this act is as follows: “To regulate the business of dealers in second-hand goods and pawnbrokers, in order to combat trade in stolen goods; to promote ethical standards in the second-hand goods trade; and to provide for matters  … Read more

    Severe sentence for farmer who lifts cycads

    February 14th, 2018

    All the South African species of Encephalartos (Wood’s cycad) and Strangeria (Strangeria eriopus ) are listed in Schedule I (the highest level of protection) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). In terms of the regulations of this convention all trading in and transportation of these plants must be authorised through the  … Read more

    E-mail: The same power as a signature

    February 14th, 2018

    In a recent court case it was asked whether an e-mail, in general, enjoys the same legal status as documents printed on paper as well as normal pen-and-paper signatures. In the court case Spring Forest Trading 599 CC v Wilberry (Pty) Ltd t/a Ecowash and Another 2015 (2) SA 118 (SCA) is was put forward  … Read more

    How does historic conservation of buildings work?

    February 8th, 2018

    By Tania du Toit Do you know how old buildings have to be before they can be considered for historic conservation? Do you know that South Africa has one of the most progressive heritage legislation in the world? According to the cultural historian, Prof. Anton van Vollenhoven, unfortunately this act is unknown and often is  … Read more

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