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The power of the Power of Attorney and mental health
The power of the Power of Attorney and mental healthArticle

The general perception is that a power of attorney provides for a person to be appointed to sign documentation on your behalf or to manage your affairs when you are unable to do so yourself. Many therefore signs a power of attorney, where they are concerned that they will be unable to make decisions in future, due to failing mental health. Power of Attorneys are also widely used to manage affairs of persons with failing mental health. The important question here is whether the Power of attorney has power beyond mental illness?

Issued by Milpark Education 1 day ago

Price right, sell fast and cut your holding costs
Price right, sell fast and cut your holding costsArticle

Record fuel price increases are grabbing headlines at the moment, but home sellers should be even more concerned about the increases in municipal tariffs that will be implemented in just a few months' time...

Gerhard Kotzé 23 Apr 2021

Benefits of using eDiscovery technology
Benefits of using eDiscovery technologyArticle

As we well know, the volume of data being generated is growing rapidly. eDiscovery involves almost all information capable of being stored electronically, across multiple formats...

John de Villiers, Issued by LexisNexis 20 Apr 2021

High Court ruling provides relief for RAF
High Court ruling provides relief for RAFArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has welcomed the Pretoria High Court judgment suspending warrants of execution and attachments against the Road Accident Fund (RAF)...

13 Apr 2021

Accidentally overpaid an employee? Here's what to do...
Accidentally overpaid an employee? Here's what to do...Article

How should you address a genuine mistake that has been made resulting in employees receiving payments that they have not earned...?

Janeske Greeff 12 Apr 2021

Justin Malherbe, senior associate attorney, Webber Wentzel
PoPI reinforces systems already in place in the healthcare industryArticle

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI), which comes into full force later this year, is not something for the healthcare industry to fear...

Justin Malherbe 8 Apr 2021

Court order: Doctors can prescribe ivermectin for Covid-19
Court order: Doctors can prescribe ivermectin for Covid-19Article

Doctors can now prescribe ivermectin to Covid-19 patients, thanks to an order handed down by the Pretoria High Court...

7 Apr 2021

Railway regulator CEO and board at war with each other
Railway regulator CEO and board at war with each otherArticle

Battle lines drawn over dismissal of company secretary, who has been reinstated by the Labour Court...

James Stent 6 Apr 2021

National Arts Council ordered to pay National Arts Fest R3.4m within 3 days
National Arts Council ordered to pay National Arts Fest R3.4m within 3 daysArticle

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered that the National Arts Council (NAC) pay the National Arts Festival R3.4m of its original R8m grant within 72 hours. The balance will form part of further legal action that the court ordered should be expedited.

1 Apr 2021

The implications of administrating ivermectin to Covid-19 patients
The implications of administrating ivermectin to Covid-19 patientsArticle

Being a new virus, Covid-19 has evoked a great deal of uncertainty around which treatments will be beneficial to patients...

31 Mar 2021

Department of Home Affairs flouts court orders, year after year
Department of Home Affairs flouts court orders, year after yearArticle

Nearly two years have passed since the Department of Home Affairs promised to open a Cape Town Refugee Reception Office (CTRRO) once again...

Tariro Washinyira 23 Mar 2021

High Court orders suspension of spectrum auction
High Court orders suspension of spectrum auctionArticle

The High Court in Pretoria on Monday ordered the Icasa to halt the planned auction of radio frequency spectrum licences, pending a hearing of contentions...

10 Mar 2021

Can a matrimonial property system be amended without a court order?
Can a matrimonial property system be amended without a court order?Article

It is common practice in South Africa for a couple to first enter a customary marriage without an antenuptial contract, followed by a civil marriage with an antenuptial contract - but does that mean they have effectively altered their matrimonial property system without a court order and taking into account the interests of third parties such as creditors?

Hopewell Sathekge 4 Mar 2021

Electricity prices to increase by 15%
Electricity prices to increase by 15%Article

The North Gauteng High Court has ordered that an amount of R10bn be added to Eskom's allowable revenue to be recovered from tariff customers in the 2021/22 financial year...

17 Feb 2021

Rica not entirely constitutional - ConCourt
Rica not entirely constitutional - ConCourtArticle

South Africa's Constitutional Court declares certain provisions of the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act, unconstitutional...

Rui Lopes and Kirsty Gibson 5 Feb 2021

Rebosa takes EAAB to court over 'ongoing service delivery issues'
Rebosa takes EAAB to court over 'ongoing service delivery issues'Article

Rebosa has turned to the courts over what it describes as ongoing service delivery issues with the Estate Agency Affairs Board...

2 Feb 2021

Mosadi Kwele speaks at a community meeting held on 19 January 2020, while Itumeleng Nyaka holds the megaphone. Like many others at the meeting, Kwele says Ikwezi Vanadium must respond to the community’s queries before continuing with mining activities at Haakdoornfontein farm. Photo: Masego Mafata
Community and mining company clash over vanadium-rich landArticle

Tensions are high between the villagers in Mononono in North West Province and mining company Ikwezi Vanadium after at least seven people were injured, some seriously, in protests since December 2020...

Masego Mafata 28 Jan 2021

Let's get constructive about constructive dismissal - you can still be fired
Let's get constructive about constructive dismissal - you can still be firedArticle

Very few workplace issues elicit as firmly held views or fears as the topic of constructive dismissal. Whether it is a manager, fearful of doing something wrong and at risk of an employee lodging the dreadful claim of constructive dismissal, or Harvey Spectre wannabes cascading their views on the legal impact of such a claim: say "constructive dismissal" and you have everyone's attention...

Johan Botes 26 Jan 2021

Are landlords obligated to pay tenant utilities that are in arrears?
Are landlords obligated to pay tenant utilities that are in arrears?Article

Property experts weigh in on whether landlords are still obligated to pay tenant utilities that are in arrears, even if their rent payments are up to date...

22 Dec 2020

SABC lift replacement contract set aside
SABC lift replacement contract set asideArticle

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has welcomed a high court ruling setting aside an SABC lift replacement contract after finding it to be unlawful and invalid...

21 Dec 2020

Court judgment provides clarity on land claim evaluation process
Court judgment provides clarity on land claim evaluation processArticle

In a Land Claims Court judgment on 19 October 2020, Judge Spilg established a precedent for evaluating land claims that places the onus on the Land Claims Commission to ensure that the land intended to be described on the land claim form, and not what was written, is the claim that is investigated...

Samantha Robb 17 Dec 2020

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SAB ordered to remove misleading labelling from Brutal Fruit productsArticle

SAB has had to stop using the non-compliant labels and remove or withdraw all marketing and advertising in respect of their Brutal Fruit products...

15 Dec 2020

Judges in shack demolition case fail to reach agreement
Judges in shack demolition case fail to reach agreementArticle

Matter to be reheard by three judges of the Western Cape High Court...

James Stent 4 Dec 2020

Cape Town attorney sentenced for R24m RAF fraud
Cape Town attorney sentenced for R24m RAF fraudArticle

A former Cape Town attorney has been handed a 12-year prison sentence for 16 fraudulent Road Accident Fund (RAF) claims worth over R24 million...

1 Dec 2020

Transport employees face retrenchment three months after court victory
Transport employees face retrenchment three months after court victoryArticle

In August, the Constitutional Court ordered that 66 workers be insourced by the Road Traffic Management Corporation...

Zoë Postman 25 Nov 2020

Non-profit leaders face a stark new normal
Non-profit leaders face a stark new normalArticle

There is no easy Covid-19 pivoting for not-for-profit organisations (NPOs), which are facing enormous financial, human resources and technology issues...

Nazeema Mohamed 16 Nov 2020

Court grants eviction order against housing hijackers
Court grants eviction order against housing hijackersArticle

The Cape High Court has granted social housing company Communicare an eviction order to remove people who have been illegally occupying units in its Albatros rental complex in Thornton for over a year...

Marecia Damons 13 Nov 2020

Foster-care bill will bring relief to thousands
Foster-care bill will bring relief to thousandsArticle

Long-awaited foster-care bill is expected to be passed next week...

James Stent 9 Oct 2020

What expenses are covered by the rental deposit?
What expenses are covered by the rental deposit?Article

Following a period of lockdown restrictions that put severe pressure on the income levels of many households, some landlords have had to go through the costly process of applying for a court order to evict defaulting tenants...

Adrian Goslett 5 Oct 2020

Unions welcome compensation for domestic workers at last
Unions welcome compensation for domestic workers at lastArticle

Workers' Compensation Act to get first overhaul in 23 years...

Justin Brown 28 Sep 2020

Buying property on auction? Here's what you need to know
Buying property on auction? Here's what you need to knowArticle

According to Skoko Sebola, principal at Leapfrog Midrand, buying property at an auction does not necessarily guarantee that you'll get a better deal...

17 Sep 2020

Court ruling in water pollution case
Court ruling in water pollution caseArticle

The Department of Water and Sanitation has welcomed a court order issued against the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality to refrain from polluting water resources...

14 Sep 2020

Court orders Eskom to restore full supply immediately
Court orders Eskom to restore full supply immediatelyArticle

Eskom has been ordered by the high court to restore full maximum electricity supply to several areas in the Free State and Mpumalanga provinces immediately...

Tania Broughton 2 Sep 2020

No evictions or demolitions without a court order, judges rule
No evictions or demolitions without a court order, judges ruleArticle

The City of Cape Town's Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU) will not be allowed to evict people or demolish their structures, whether occupied or unoccupied, without a court order while the country remains in a state of national disaster...

James Stent 27 Aug 2020

The importance of an expeditious and reasoned judgment
The importance of an expeditious and reasoned judgmentArticle

Court orders handed down long after the conclusion of a hearing - up to two years' later in some cases - or delivered without the judge providing reasons for the decision

Henri Strydom 20 Aug 2020

Constitutional Court orders transport department to insource Tasima employees
Constitutional Court orders transport department to insource Tasima employeesArticle

The Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that the Department of Transport's Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) should insource about 66 employees of Tasima Pty (Ltd). The workers have not been paid salaries since December 2018...

Zoë Postman 5 Aug 2020

CT High Court rules on illegal evictions
CT High Court rules on illegal evictionsArticle

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has welcomed the Western Cape High Court judgment against the City of Cape Town on illegal evictions...

16 Jul 2020

The French mobile phone application StopCovid, developed to trace people who test positive with Covid-19. Chesnot/Getty Images
Balancing privacy with public health: how well is South Africa doing?Article

Covid-19 spreads from person to person through droplet and contact transmission. That's why contact tracing and quarantining have been included as one approach to control the spread of the virus...

Michael Sean Pepper & Marietjie Botes 25 Jun 2020

Steel producer fined R3.6m for contravening sections of Air Quality Act
Steel producer fined R3.6m for contravening sections of Air Quality ActArticle

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has welcomed a R3.6m fine handed to a major steel-producing company after it admitted to contravening sections of the Air Quality Act...

18 Jun 2020

Private schools must give fair hearings before kicking children out, rules Concourt
Private schools must give fair hearings before kicking children out, rules ConcourtArticle

The Constitutional Court has ruled that private (or independent) schools may no longer rely on contracts with parents as the basis for kicking children out of school without a fair hearing...

Tania Broughton 18 Jun 2020

Grand Parade traders allowed to open shop in Level 3
Grand Parade traders allowed to open shop in Level 3Article

Informal traders on the Grand Parade are allowed to resume trade from 1 June following a ruling by the Western Cape High Court.

1 Jun 2020

Locking down legal proceedings during Covid-19
Locking down legal proceedings during Covid-19Article

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has created widespread uncertainty for businesses around the world. During this time, many businesses have been faced with a mounting risk of potential legal disputes and drastically changed circumstances, to which they have had to adapt in order to survive...

Darryl Bernstein, Rui Lopes and Nothando Mthimkhulu 27 May 2020

Court orders City of Cape Town to leave Obs occupiers alone
Court orders City of Cape Town to leave Obs occupiers aloneArticle

Shack dwellers and homeless people who have erected a tent in Observatory, Cape Town, have obtained an urgent interim interdict that prevents the City from evicting them. The tent, home now to dozens of people, has been erected on the lawn in front of a vacated old age home, Arcadia House, owned by Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA)...

21 May 2020

Taurus creates R300m fund for SA law firms
Taurus creates R300m fund for SA law firmsArticle

Although a number of South African law firms have shifted to online consulting solutions, many are under financial strain due to the current delays and limitations at the courts, deeds office, Road Accident Fund and other legal bodies...

18 May 2020

Social Development recruits 1,809 social workers
Social Development recruits 1,809 social workersArticle

The Social Development Department is boosting its capacity to assist families and communities affected by Covid-19 with the recruitment of 1,809 social workers...

11 May 2020

Why the court ruled that the ban on religious gatherings is not unconstitutional
Why the court ruled that the ban on religious gatherings is not unconstitutionalArticle

Last month a court order was sought to declare the lockdown regulations unconstitutional to the extent that they prohibit congregational worship...

Tanveer Jeewa 5 May 2020

Mining sector ordered to prepare safety standards
Mining sector ordered to prepare safety standardsArticle

The Labour Court has ordered employers in the mining industry to prepare and implement a code of practice for health and safety standards...

4 May 2020

Covid-19: Evictions during and after lockdown
Covid-19: Evictions during and after lockdownArticle

Many businesses are currently struggling financially during the Covid-19 lockdown which has created difficulties for businesses, among other things, to pay rent...

Galia Bloch 30 Apr 2020

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