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New Bill proposes establishment of a Land Commission

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says the department will soon table a Bill that will enable the establishment of a Land Commission that will help the state to conduct a comprehensive land audit...

2 days ago

What are the regulations regarding pool safety?

Very few respondents know of the legislation regarding privately owned swimming pools, according to a new survey conducted by pool cover specialists, Aqua-Net...

2 days ago

What happens to a home when the owner passes away?

The answer depends on whether the owner had a will or not says Bruce Swain, MD of Leapfrog Property Group...

3 days ago

Mining rights secured with Macassar ruling

Following years of litigation, the Constitutional Court issued an order in Macassar Land Claims Committee v Maccsand CC and Others, ending the threat against the security and stability of mining rights granted under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act...

By Lionel Egypt, Ashley Pillay and Samantha Matjila 24 Mar 2017

Protecting yourself from identity theft

A current court case, dealing with a house that was sold fraudulently, has highlighted the risks of identity theft. Here's what you need to know...

Issued by Private Property 16 Mar 2017

Unpacking new property legislation

There are a few significant changes on the cards for the South African property sector in 2017...

16 Mar 2017

Legal options in dealing with incorrect municipal bills

There are varying options for dealing with incorrect billing from the City of Johannesburg to a tenant, who does not have his/her own municipal account but is billed in the name of the landlord...

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Jan-Harm Swanepoel 15 Mar 2017

New property sector legislation overlooks transformation

New legislation for SA's property sector barely makes any reference to transformation of the sector...

By Alistair Anderson 14 Mar 2017

The China syndrome: Africa, the East and mining

Over the past decade, South Africa has experienced an insatiable demand from China for raw material and commodities to fuel its manufacturing industries...

13 Mar 2017

DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping, two companies are going to court over a contested mining licence in the DRC...

8 Mar 2017

Victory for property owners receiving exorbitant and delayed utility bills

An important judgment was handed down in the Gauteng High Court last week, granting relief to property owners who have received exorbitant utility bills after a number of years...

By Nicholas Gangiah and Fatima Gattoo 22 Feb 2017

Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?

There are a number of possible reasons that could arise that lead to a tenant wanting to terminate their lease agreement before it has run it course, however, it is possible for them to get out of a lease agreement without being in breach of the contract?

By Adrian Goslett 17 Feb 2017

Land restitution without compensation contrary to protection afforded property by Constitution

The taking of land without compensation has never been on the table from the side of the government and is contrary to the protection afforded to property by the Constitution...

16 Feb 2017

Country needs a law addressing land restitution without compensation - Nkwinti

A single law should be developed to address the issue of land restitution without compensation, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said...

16 Feb 2017

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International

Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers

The Dutch government on Thursday, 16 February, proposed a draft law enabling it to block or annul takeover bids of communications firms by foreign companies "in the name of national security".

17 Feb 2017

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