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Investing in property and creating wealth using community stokvels
Investing in property and creating wealth using community stokvelsArticle

My first income-generating property project was realised in 2008 when I was worried I would fall behind on my bond payments on a two-bedroom property I had bought the previous year...

Silindile Leseyane 13 Apr 2021

Setting SMEs up for success
Setting SMEs up for successArticle

South Africa's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent more than 98% of registered businesses, employ between 50% and 60% of the country's workforce...

7 Apr 2021

#StartupStory: LegitLaw - the new self-service platform for basic business contracts
#StartupStory: LegitLaw - the new self-service platform for basic business contractsArticle

In the era of digitalisation, automation and self-help services, the legal sector has been slow to transform. LegitLaw is changing that with the launch of its legal tech-meets-online shopping platform...

Shan Radcliffe 18 Mar 2021

How to replace a lost or destroyed title deed...
How to replace a lost or destroyed title deed...Article

A title deed is a document that serves as proof of legal ownership over a property, and is important for the transfer of property. Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 sets out the process that needs to be followed when one has lost or destroyed a title deed or mortgage bond...

Leigh-Anne Kriel 25 Jan 2021

Diversity without inclusivity is just skin deep
Diversity without inclusivity is just skin deepArticle

As communicators and leaders, if we want to change the corporate narrative and drive a more inclusive company culture, it starts with enabling inclusive communication...

Issued by icandi CQ 28 Sep 2020

8 hazards of trying to sell privately
8 hazards of trying to sell privatelyArticle

Selling your home yourself and keeping the commission in your pocket instead of paying it to an estate agent may sound like a good idea, especially in a busy market, but you should be aware of the dangers before you decide on this approach...

23 Sep 2020

A volume of the Law of Kenya sits on a judge’s desk during trial. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images
Kenya is struggling to deliver justice online: what needs to be doneArticle

Kenya ordered the closure of courtrooms to the public in April in keeping with government measures to limit gatherings and mitigate the spread of Covid-19...

Mercy Muendo 12 Aug 2020

Commission of Inquiry into Taxi Violence granted an extension
Commission of Inquiry into Taxi Violence granted an extensionArticle

The Commission of Inquiry into Taxi Violence in Gauteng has been granted an extension of six months until August 2020...

17 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

SA businesses innovate in the face of lockdown constraints
SA businesses innovate in the face of lockdown constraintsArticle

Businesses across South Africa are showing tenacity and innovating in the face of lockdown...

6 May 2020

How to validate a Will during lockdown
How to validate a Will during lockdownArticle

The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis means many people are considering updating their Will or drawing one up for the first time, and so fiduciary practitioners are seeing a surge in demand for Wills...

15 Apr 2020

Alex Simeonides
Lockdown shows e-signature laws are out of dateArticle

If there is one thing that the national lockdown has highlighted, it is the need for South African law to recognise electronic signatures to authenticate important legal documents such as last wills and testaments...

Alex Simeonides 7 Apr 2020

A real estate agent's guide to weathering the Covid-19 storm
A real estate agent's guide to weathering the Covid-19 stormArticle

The current outbreak of Covid-19 was declared a public health emergency of international concern...

17 Mar 2020

Does your company follow a due diligence checklist?
Does your company follow a due diligence checklist?Article

The three major types of due diligence are legal, commercial and financial and it is wise to follow a checklist when gathering any such information...

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Jan 2020

Does your company follow a due diligence checklist?
Does your company follow a due diligence checklist?Article

Effective due diligence helps companies safeguard their interests and mitigate risks, whether in relation to anti-money laundering or anti-bribery compliance, M&A activity, supply chain transparency or overall business health...

Issued by LexisNexis 28 Nov 2019

How to navigate SA's evolving legal landscape
How to navigate SA's evolving legal landscapeArticle

Most, if not all, industries are constantly evolving and changing. The need for transformation in South African law firms has become a necessity, especially when working with parastatals or the government...

13 Aug 2019

Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads
Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roadsArticle

"When it rains, it's trouble. Guys are falling all the time."

Kimon de Greef 3 Jul 2019

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Corporations are funding health and nutrition research -- here's why you should be worriedArticle

For the health-conscious consumer, it's hard to keep up with the dizzying array of products on offer...

Sarah Steele & Lejla Sarcevic 15 May 2019

South African OCJ implements digital justice system
South African OCJ implements digital justice systemArticle

South Africa is implementing paperless digital courtrooms across the country after selecting CaseLines, which will allow judges and lawyers to work in a secure online environment...

14 May 2019

Epoq Legal launches free legal document drafting tool for NPOs
Epoq Legal launches free legal document drafting tool for NPOsArticle

Epoq Legal SA has launched a real-time, online legal document drafting tool called JusDraft, designed for South African non-profit organisations...

18 Apr 2019

How we can unblock the biggest barrier to Nigeria's economic growth
How we can unblock the biggest barrier to Nigeria's economic growthArticle

Africa's largest economy, Nigeria, is struggling with ports infrastructure that simply can't keep up with demand...

Marleze van Loggerenberg 10 Jul 2018

Data protection in South Africa - Sleep a little easier
Data protection in South Africa - Sleep a little easierArticle

Many facets of the digital ecosystem are complex and fragmented but, as the opaque and largely unverified world of data collection comes under scrutiny and the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force in Europe, ignoring a data's source is no longer an option...

Nick Bester 18 Jun 2018

Book launched on Africa's free trade agreement
Book launched on Africa's free trade agreementArticle

A book is being developed on Africa's Continental Free Trade Agreement to serve as a valuable resource ...

23 Apr 2018

Independent attorney wins 2017 Best Article Award
Independent attorney wins 2017 Best Article AwardArticle

Emile Myburgh has won the 2017 LexisNexis Prize for Legal Practitioners for the best article by a practising attorney published in De Rebus, for his piece on 'Holding delinquent directors personally liable'...

12 Apr 2018

#Budget2018: Nuclear deal proves a damp squib, while renewables reignite
#Budget2018: Nuclear deal proves a damp squib, while renewables reigniteArticle

In a media briefing prior to his Budget Speech, Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, confirmed that the nuclear deal is off the table for now because the country simply cannot afford it...

22 Feb 2018

Chadian journalist imprisoned after report on airline's alleged weapons smuggling
Chadian journalist imprisoned after report on airline's alleged weapons smugglingArticle

Chadian authorities should immediately release from detention and drop all charges against Juda Allahondoum, publisher of the weekly Le Visionnaire newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

27 Oct 2017

Policy implementation failing SA citizens in guaranteeing access to food
Policy implementation failing SA citizens in guaranteeing access to foodArticle

Civil society needs to step up and fight for better access to food, says Professor Ebenezer Durojaye of the Dullah Omar Institute at the University of the Western Cape...

3 Apr 2017

Fake goods worth R60m seized in Joburg
Fake goods worth R60m seized in JoburgArticle

Law enforcement agencies have seized counterfeit goods with an estimated value of R60 million at shops in Johannesburg's central business district...

21 Dec 2016

Crypto-ransomware approaches epidemic status
Crypto-ransomware approaches epidemic statusArticle

The number of users attacked with encryption ransomware is soaring, with 718,536 users hit between April 2015 and March 2016: an increase of 5.5 times...

24 Jun 2016

What are the rights of the creditor?
What are the rights of the creditor?Article

In 2014, according to the National Credit Regulator, South Africans had R1.59 trillion of consumer debt...

19 Aug 2015

Continuity and disaster recovery
Continuity and disaster recoveryArticle

With an alarmingly high failure rate, the use of tape-based back-up should seriously be reconsidered as a primary back-up method...

Anton Jacobsz 19 Dec 2014

'Value for money' trumps 'low cost' when assessing logistics partners
'Value for money' trumps 'low cost' when assessing logistics partnersArticle

Research in the Courier and Express Parcel (CEP) industry shows that brands choosing a delivery partner consider reliability, efficiency and accuracy of data before cost.

Alyn Adams 25 Mar 2014

Adriana de Kock
Smashed, not crushed: Seven pitfalls to watch out for when hiring a translatorArticle

In a business context, translators have to do much more than simply change words from one language into another. They have to deal with aspects such as industry jargon, language trends and the intended audience of a document.

Adriana de Kock 31 Jan 2014

Business has its work cut out on privacy law
Business has its work cut out on privacy lawArticle

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act was signed into law by President Jacob Zuma last week and once the commencement date is proclaimed‚ companies will have a year to become fully compliant with the Act or face criminal sanctions and civil damages.

Amanda Visser 4 Dec 2013

Advice for first-time home buyersArticle

So you've been earning a steady income for the past few years and your recent promotion convinced you that it was time to make your mark on the world of property by buying your first home. Bond originator ooba notes that 51.7% of its bond applications in June were from first timers and a survey by FNB reveals that first-time buyers were estimated to make up 22% of total buying in the second quarter of 2013.

17 Sep 2013

Teresa Jenkins
Crafting engaging annual reportsArticle

An annual report is part of the organisation's human talent recruitment programme and it needs flow, not structure, and it needs to be a 'good, attractive read'...

Teresa Jenkins 9 Sep 2013

Women and law: Q&A with Jana van ZylArticle

Jana Van Zyl of Dommisse Attorneys is an expert in consumer law, focusing on areas such as regulatory and compliance requirements, e-commerce and consumer protection. She shares her views on women and the legal profession.

29 Aug 2013

After sales service shows the agents that are worth itArticle

The real test of an estate agent's ability and dedication is not so much how he markets and sells a property, but how fully they are involved with the seller, the buyer and the conveyance, as well as certain other service providers after the sale has gone through. This was said recently by Tony Clarke, MD of the Rawson Property Group.

23 Aug 2013

Linda Trim
Design your office to attract the best talentArticle

Modern workspaces need to be optimally planned in order to attract, retain and engage workers of today.

Linda Trim 13 Jun 2013

Transnet faces class action on pensions
Transnet faces class action on pensionsArticle

Legal documents were served on Transnet and two of its funds on Wednesday (8 May) for a class action suit over pension funds, Geyser and Coetzee Attorneys said.

9 May 2013

Plain language - legal requirement in SA
Plain language - legal requirement in SAArticle

Since The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) came into full effect in April 2011, it's now against the law to use difficult-to-understand language in financial and legal documents.

James Hurford 18 Mar 2013

Adrian Dommisse
How to kick off investor negotiationsArticle

It can take months of pitching before you find the right investor for your business, but finalising the deal can be tricky.

Adrian Dommisse 12 Jul 2012

Gauteng Liquor Forum concerned about new billArticle

The Gauteng Liquor Forum (GLF), which is made up of 15 associations of mostly shebeens and taverns, and through these represents over 8 000 individual businesses, and approximately 24 000 employees, has reiterated its concerns over the proposed changes to the Gauteng Liquor Bill.

15 May 2012

A day in the life of a paralegal
A day in the life of a paralegalArticle

Paralegals, sometimes called legal assistants, are integral members of the legal profession in South Africa. In essence, paralegals are legal support personnel who assist attorneys and other legal professionals in their daily work; what this assistance entails depends entirely on the legal field and the qualifications of the paralegal.

Anna Malczyk 14 Mar 2012

Plain English is essential in law
Plain English is essential in lawArticle

Earlier last year, the proposed labour law amendments drew ire from commentators - not for their content, but for the low quality of their drafting. Leon Grobler of Fedusa said, "There are some typing and stylistic errors, but of most concern is the ambiguity of some of the concepts and seemingly contradictory nature of some of the clauses." Others feared that these writing issues could cause hundreds of thousands of job losses.

Anna Malczyk 26 Jan 2012

New lease accounting standard needs immediate attention by companiesArticle

Globally, there is in the region of USD1 trillion in operating leases in existence and about 70 percent of them appear nowhere on corporate balance sheets. This unfortunate state of affairs has concerned the International Accounting of Standards Board (IASB) for some time, and it has now decided to do something about it.

Theunis Schoeman 12 Dec 2011

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