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Friday | 17 July | 2020 Can you claim investment money your financial advisor lost?

Can an investor claim the money he lost on his investment from his financial advisor? By Sanette Viljoen Anybody who made a bad investment in the past will give anything to get that money back. But hindsight is of no use and many people wish that someone could have cautioned them against the investment. For  … Read more

Monday | 13 July | 2020 Who gets my child when I die?

By Wilma Bedford Bad things such as the death of a parent or both parents of minor children happen and one does not to think about it ─ but to make hard and fast decisions regarding your child’s care in such circumstances is the right step to assure his or her future care. Not designating  … Read more

Friday | 10 July | 2020 Always have a written lease

By Emsie Martin All of a sudden there are many houses available on rental platforms. However, in the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdown in SA, many tenants are facing financial hardship and having to relocate quickly because they can no longer afford the rent on their current home. “Meanwhile, many cash-strapped home-owners are trying to  … Read more

Thursday | 09 July | 2020 Covid-19 measures in the workplace

By Nikki Prinsloo The Covid-19 period is an uncertain time for us to find ourselves in. The way of going about business has been turned upside down in most industries, businesses, mines, schools and even in churches. All employers had to stay afloat and had to introduce the necessary safety precautions. According to the World  … Read more

Friday | 03 July | 2020 Reasonability of an alternative offer

By Danie van Graan In terms of section 189 of the Labour Relations Act (No. 66 of 1995), hereinafter referred to as the “LRA”, any employer that contemplates dismissal due to its operational requirements must inter alia seek to avoid dismissals and to minimise the number of employees to be dismissed. To this end, employers  … Read more

Thursday | 02 July | 2020 Can I appoint someone to handle money affairs on my behalf?

By Sanette Viljoen It often happens that a person is unable to handle his financial affairs by himself. It could be that the person is old and no longer physically capable, or it could also be a temporary thing because, for instance, the person is travelling overseas for three months and cannot handle his money  … Read more

Friday | 12 June | 2020 How do lockdown regulations affect a sectional-title scheme?

By Sanette Viljoen It is important that sectional-title schemes, being small communities on their own, also comply with the disaster management regulations to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The biggest question by sectional-title owners during these times was how to comply with sectional-title legislation regarding meetings scheduled to be held during the lockdown.  … Read more

Friday | 12 June | 2020 Covid-19: Can I force the lessee of a shop to open?

By Sanette Viljoen Factual allegation: I own a small shopping complex. A key lessee, who has to give six months’ notice should he not wish to renew the lease contract, has just given notice that he is terminating his lease due to his losses during the lockdown. I have no problem with this, but the  … Read more

Friday | 12 June | 2020 Covid-19: Regulations applicable to domestic workers

By Sanette VIljoen The Minister of Trade and Commerce, Ebrahim Patel, as well as the Minister of Labour, Thulas Nxesi, declared that domestic workers may start working again on Monday, 1 June 2020, subject to the level 3 regulations. However, this may only take place if the employer applies the necessary and adequate safety precautions.  … Read more

Wednesday | 10 June | 2020 Covid-19: Drawing up policy to support and protect employees

By Sanette Viljoen With the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown, everyone’s normal way of life as well as office life have changed. Companies now have to adapt to a new “normal”. This adaptation is accompanied by with the necessity to bring about change in the company’s cultures, processes and probably the company’s policy. This  … Read more

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