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PoPIA information officer clarity for community schemes

The implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) has posed numerous challenges for community housing schemes...

2 days ago

Property Practitioners Act: Obligations on property practitioners

What has happened to the Property Practitioners Act, No 22 of 2019 (PPA)? The president has signed the Act into law, however, the date of commencement...

By Justine Krige 19 Jul 2021

New Land Court Bill seeks to address slow processing of land claims

A new Land Court Bill aims to speed up land reform by addressing the slow processing of land claims by the Land Claims Court...

By Geoffrey Allsop 12 Jul 2021

Pros and cons of buying property through a family trust

A family trust offers individuals an alternative to purchasing the property in their own name, however, this comes with its own set of pros and cons...

12 Jul 2021

RIP: Robert Legh

Bowmans chair and senior partner Rob Legh died on 1 July of Covid-19-related complications...

6 Jul 2021

When are electronic signatures binding on sale of property agreements?

When it comes to signing agreements of sale for immovable property, people are advised to be cautious before using an electronic signature to do so...

By Steven Fisher 25 Jun 2021

Court orders Zulu king's trust to pay back millions

In a significant victory for more than five million people in KwaZulu-Natal living on land owned by the Ingonyama Trust, the Pietermaritzburg High Court has ruled...

By Tania Broughton 11 Jun 2021

Heritage dispute engulfs site chosen for Amazon's new African HQ

For the Khoi and San, a verdant patch of land in Cape Town embodies victory and tragedy. The two communities drove back...

By Wendell Roelf 3 Jun 2021

Expropriation Bill aims to bring SA in line with global land ownership policies

For decades, progress towards the integration of world economies and the establishment of a global economic market has been a feature of the times...

By Virusha Subban and Cameron Jeffrey 2 Jun 2021

436,563 hectares released under land distribution programme

Deputy President David Mabuza says 436,563 hectares of land have to date been released and approved for allocation, under the land distribution programme...

13 May 2021

South Sudan's chief justice is overstepping his bounds: why it matters for the rule of law

South Sudan's chief justice, Chan Reec Madut, has been implicated in serious corruption allegations since independence. Some relate to the recruitment process within the judiciary...

By Mark Deng 13 May 2021

Choosing Lesotho's judges on merit should be only the start of judicial reforms

Lesotho's Judicial Service Commission has started a process to recruit seven judges of the High Court through a merit-based process...

By Hoolo 'Nyane 12 May 2021

Constitutional Court dismisses appeal in Hartbeespoort Dam ownership case

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the appeal by Kingsley Jack Whiteaway Seale, Ontspan Bellegings (Pty) Ltd, HI Frank Components (Pty) Ltd, and Schoemansville Ouwerklub over the ownership and control of some parts of Hartbeespoort Dam and its surrounding areas...

10 May 2021

Out with the old, in with the new - body corporate rules

Many owners of a unit in sectional title schemes, especially those schemes opened before 7 October 2016, remain confused as to which body corporate rules apply to their scheme...

By Lisa Tonini 19 Apr 2021






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