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Will robot calls and SMSs for direct marketing purposes become a thing of the past?Article

Livia Dyer, partner, and Nadine Mather, senior associate, Bowmans explain how PoPIA will impact and potentially change, the parameters of direct marketing...

Livia Dyer and Nadine Mather 15 Sep 2020

Stay on the right side of Covid-19 regulations
Stay on the right side of Covid-19 regulationsArticle

Greg Brown, divisional director: legal information and compliance at LexisNexis South Africa, sums up the Covid-19 workplace obligations below..

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Aug 2020

The risks and rewards when opting to buy off-plan
The risks and rewards when opting to buy off-planArticle

With the repo rate currently sitting at an unprecedented low, buyers and investors are caught between buying off-plan vs. buying an existing property...

17 Jul 2020

Consumer protection: Why online contracts need to be regulated
Consumer protection: Why online contracts need to be regulatedArticle

Almost every time you browse a website, click the "accept" icon or download software, you are concluding an online contract ? a non-negotiated contract such as the terms and conditions regulating the use of websites or the privacy policies of online suppliers...

Dr Alec Basson 6 Jul 2020

Level 3 lockdown: Eviction process protects tenants, but landlords still have rights
Level 3 lockdown: Eviction process protects tenants, but landlords still have rightsArticle

The Covid-19 crisis and the resulting lockdowns has impacted many financially. Some have been placed on unpaid leave, while others have been informed of a reduction in salary or completely lost all income...

1 Jul 2020

What do you do with your homestay property?
What do you do with your homestay property?Article

In light of the uncertainty around when borders will reopen and continued restraint even once travel for tourism is permitted, many owners of homestay accommodation (such as Airbnb listings) are considering securing longer leases for their properties....

Chelsea Viljoen 30 Jun 2020

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6 reasons why travel agents are not yet obsolete in 2020Article

Being a travel advisor has not been the most lucrative enterprise in 2020, but that doesn't mean the profession has become obsolete. On the contrary, it has never been more pertinent.

22 Jun 2020

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Challenging the challenges of booking a flight during the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

Even though it might not feel like it when every day is some combination of a nightmare written by Franz Kafka and George Orwell, there will come a time when Covid-19 is behind us and more of us realise that it's safe to fly again...

Eugene Yiga 10 Jun 2020

Putting a stop to price gouging during lockdown
Putting a stop to price gouging during lockdownArticle

Several regulations have been gazetted to protect consumers during the State of National Disaster. One such regulation relates to the prohibition of the excessive pricing of essential goods and services. Essential goods include items such as toilet paper, hand sanitiser and disinfectant cleaners, to name a few...

Bobedi Seleke 24 Apr 2020

Alternative dispute resolutions - a solution to your legal matters during lockdown
Alternative dispute resolutions - a solution to your legal matters during lockdownArticle

Finding alternative methods of resolving disputes and managing your legal affairs is paramount and may just save you time, money and rescue professional and personal relationships and your business/livelihood...

Issued by Adverb 14 Apr 2020

30 companies investigated for excessive price hikes
30 companies investigated for excessive price hikesArticle

The National Consumer Commission, working jointly with the Competition Commission, has launched an investigation into allegations of excessive price hikes by 30 retailers from various provinces in the country...

27 Mar 2020

New regulations to curb stockpiling, price hikes released
New regulations to curb stockpiling, price hikes releasedArticle

Government has imposed regulations that will limit unjustified price hikes and product stockpiling, to protect consumers, as the number of Covid-19 pandemic cases rise to 150...

20 Mar 2020

Why upfront rental payments should be approached with caution
Why upfront rental payments should be approached with cautionArticle

While a landlord may be impressed and happy to receive upfront payments for between six to 12 months' rent in advance, the TPN Credit Bureau advises a cautious approach...

20 Feb 2020

Ford fined R35 million for Kuga debacle
Ford fined R35 million for Kuga debacleArticle

The Ford Motor Company of South Africa (FMCSA) has been fined an administrative fine of R35 million for the incidents in which the company's Kuga 1.6 model caught fire...

2 Dec 2019

Mandatory regulations in influencer campaigns: a battle between credibility and the rules
Mandatory regulations in influencer campaigns: a battle between credibility and the rulesArticle

Influencer marketing is an industry still in its youth, because of this there are many questions which are yet to be answered - specifically in relation to the law...

Issued by R-Squared SA 14 Nov 2019

Safeguards for consumers: food labelling
Safeguards for consumers: food labellingArticle

In South Africa, there are many regulations relating to the production, marketing and labelling of food to protect consumers...

Issued by Pyrotec 6 Nov 2019

When should revenue for gift cards be taxable?
When should revenue for gift cards be taxable?Article

The recent Tax Court (Cape Town) judgement of IT 24510 confirmed that amounts received by a retailer for the sale of gift cards were not "received or accrued" for purposes of the gross income definition...

Joon Chong 25 Oct 2019

Dos and don'ts of occupational health and safety
Dos and don'ts of occupational health and safetyArticle

Businesses are exposed to many risks, from the traditional fire and natural disasters, to legal liabilty for loss of or physical damage to tangible property. Further to this, businesses also run the risk of potential accidental injuries or death of employees...

22 Oct 2019

Understanding the nitty gritty of owning heritage properties
Understanding the nitty gritty of owning heritage propertiesArticle

South Africa's oldest city, Cape Town, is rich in architectural heritage and preserving the integrity of its historical buildings for future generations is vital...

21 Oct 2019

Passing cost increases onto tenants - can/should it be done?
Passing cost increases onto tenants - can/should it be done?Article

Landlords can incur cost increases as a result of municipality property valuations escalating rates, rising insurance premiums, or as levies increase on sectional title property...

7 Oct 2019

Peter Mennen, head of legal at TPN, and Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property
Is a signed rental mandate absolutely necessary?Article

The answer is an emphatic 'yes' from Peter Mennen, head of legal at TPN...

27 Sep 2019

What is the voetstoots clause?
What is the voetstoots clause?Article

Disputes can arise if buyers and sellers don't understand the voetstoots clause in the sale agreement documents...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 10 Sep 2019

South Africa wastes 10m tonnes of food annually
South Africa wastes 10m tonnes of food annuallyArticle

A 2017 report by the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) - Food Loss and Waste: Facts and Futures - found that South Africans waste a third of all food in the country...

9 Sep 2019

Credit and consumer protection titles less 20%
Credit and consumer protection titles less 20%Article

LexisNexis South Africa is running a special on two key titles in the credit and consumer protection domain...

Issued by LexisNexis 6 Sep 2019

The power of a home auction
The power of a home auctionArticle

Auctions are one of the most efficient ways of selling a home regardless of the status of the market or economy...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 Sep 2019

Tenant-landlord relationship - unravelling the fine print
Tenant-landlord relationship - unravelling the fine printArticle

While a few years ago, a very basic lease agreement was the definitive last word in the tenant-landlord relationship and common clauses included standard annual increases and simple eviction procedures requiring only a month's notice, this is no longer the case...

27 Aug 2019

Professionalising franchising could weed out unscrupulous business owners
Professionalising franchising could weed out unscrupulous business ownersArticle

Franchising worldwide continues having a 90% success rate as opposed to 10% for those starting a business on their own and whilst the sector in South Africa contributes around R721 billion to the country's GDP...

22 Aug 2019

Buying a home off-plan
Buying a home off-planArticle

Buying a brand-new home off-plan directly from a developer can be a daunting prospect, but the advantages are significant and the risks negligible - if you do your homework...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 31 Jul 2019

Digital transformation is changing risk management in banks
Digital transformation is changing risk management in banksArticle

For some time now, banks have been using digital technologies to help transform various areas of their business...

19 Jul 2019

How the law affects your rental property, in a nutshell
How the law affects your rental property, in a nutshellArticle

Thinking of getting into the rental business, or already a landlord? Then, you should know that the rental property landscape is becoming more complex by the day...

Natalie Muller 11 Jul 2019

Here's what you need to know about the Rental Housing Amendment Act
Here's what you need to know about the Rental Housing Amendment ActArticle

There has been quite a buzz over the past few months regarding the Rental Housing Amendment Act...

28 Jun 2019

A guide for thorough refrigerator hygiene in retail
A guide for thorough refrigerator hygiene in retailArticle

Commercial refrigeration is a huge investment for retailers who produce and sell food. It is essential that these appliances be thoroughly cared for to ensure a safe, clean and hygienic environment...

30 May 2019

Rental Amendment Act to help eliminate grey areas
Rental Amendment Act to help eliminate grey areasArticle

Increasing the rights of tenants and obligations of landlords, the much-anticipated Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 will help eliminate potential grey areas that could create disputes...

29 May 2019

Graeme Palmer
Gift cards and the deferral of tax liabilityArticle

The age-old question of whether moneys 'received' by the taxpayer fall within the meaning of gross income was recently addressed by the Tax Court in A Company v CSAR (IT24510).

Graeme Palmer 22 May 2019

Lease agreements in a volatile economic climate
Lease agreements in a volatile economic climateArticle

As many retailers are looking to go digital and shrink their physical presence, lease agreements need to be fair and reasonable to protect both tenant and landlord in a volatile economic climate...

Nabeela Edris 15 May 2019

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African countries need to manage the rising power of credit rating agenciesArticle

The rising gap between developmental needs and available financial resources - including poor revenue collection - has pushed sub-Saharan African governments to consider different options to support their budgets...

Dr Misheck Mutize 23 Apr 2019

How businesses in hospitality can get their indemnity right
How businesses in hospitality can get their indemnity rightArticle

With the South African hospitality, leisure and tourism industry broadening and attracting more customers each year, it is imperative that business owners in these industries make sure that their property and staff are properly indemnified...

Adrian Chester 11 Apr 2019

Can loot box systems be classified as gambling?
Can loot box systems be classified as gambling?Article

Whenever you think about gambling, you usually imagine yourself hitting the jackpot at a slot machine in the casino. However, what if gambling covered more than just a chance at winning a tangible prize? Does South African law recognise the possibility of gambling for virtual-items?

Sergio dos Santos 19 Mar 2019

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Regulating telemedicine in South AfricaArticle

Telemedicine services will gain more traction and prominence in the South African healthcare environment in the coming months and years...

19 Mar 2019

Rental Amendment Act will help eradicate blurred lines
Rental Amendment Act will help eradicate blurred linesArticle

While the looming implementation of the Rental Housing Amendment Act has sparked considerable concern, many property professionals believe that there is little or no cause for panic...

26 Feb 2019

7 common mistakes to avoid when cancelling a lease agreement
7 common mistakes to avoid when cancelling a lease agreementArticle

This article deals with the seven most common mistakes made in cancelling an occupant's right to reside on the property...

Anja van Wijk and Chantelle Gladwin-Wood 4 Feb 2019

Stop VoIP threats before they start with a licensed, local VoIP operator
Stop VoIP threats before they start with a licensed, local VoIP operatorArticle

To any regular consumer of media content, the following has become a familiar story. A web user trawling the bowels of the internet discovers a database...

29 Jan 2019

Timeshare inquiry calls for revised regulatory framework
Timeshare inquiry calls for revised regulatory frameworkArticle

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has released the much-awaited report into the inquiry on consumer complaints on timeshare, which has called for a revised regulatory framework...

10 Dec 2018

Replace your old computers for new equipment
Replace your old computers for new equipmentArticle

Xperien has launched a programme to help companies replace old computers for new equipment free of charge...

27 Nov 2018

5 tips for franchise agreement compliance
5 tips for franchise agreement complianceArticle

The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) is the first piece of legislation in South Africa that specifically regulates franchise agreements and prescribes certain minimum requirements for such contracts...

Justine Krige 8 Nov 2018

Why medical devices should carry warranties
Why medical devices should carry warrantiesArticle

Throughout the world, legal cases against pharmaceutical companies that manufacture medical devices such as implants for treatment of specific conditions are on the increase, as patients are not always properly informed about how the device works...

Martha Smit and Daniel Mwale 25 Oct 2018

Buying a car: Can the CPA turn sour into sweet?
Buying a car: Can the CPA turn sour into sweet?Article

Buying a car, whether new or used, can be stressful. Cars are one of our biggest purchases and there is always the concern that the car you buy might turn out to be a lemon...

2 Oct 2018

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