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By Andries Cornelissen B. Proc, Practical Legal Training, Accredited and Certified Mediator, International Accredited and Certified Mediator London School of Mediation, Certified and Accredited Conflict Coach, Practicing Associate: The Association of Arbitrators, Certified and Accredited AHI Representative South Africa’s rental housing scene will see major changes once the Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 is […]

Financial problems getting you down? Outstanding debt is easier to sweep under the carpet than to deal with. Initially, you might find some solace in pretending, however, as time progresses, that bulge under the carpet will eventually become stress bulges that run down your neck and keep you up at night. Eventually the sound of […]

Domestic Worker Wage Increases A Sectoral Determination issued by the Department of Labour for 1 December 2015 – 30 November 2016: Note: if you are not listed in Area A, you fall under Area B. As found at www.labour.gov.za:   Area A: Bergrivier Local Municipality, Breederivier Local Municipality, Buffalo City Local Municipality, Cape Agulhas Local Municipality, […]

Love is wonderful but every so often it can seduce us into acting hastily and making bad life decisions. One such a decision is choosing the wrong matrimonial property regime. What is a matrimonial property regime? A matrimonial property regime is a big word for the financial arrangement between you and your spouse. You could […]

Can I claim money from my finance should he decide to break our engagement?   “I do believe that the time has arrived to recognise that engagements are outdated and do not recognise the mores of our time” (Van Jaarsveld v Bridges (344/09) [2010] ZASCA 76 para 3). Breach of promise (to marry) could lead […]

Thought: have you ever entered into a binding contract without even knowing?    Question received  “Can I claim back my money? I ordered hay for my horses in November 2013 after seeing an advertisement on the internet. The man was very polite over the phone and convinced me to pay the full R3 000 in advance. He […]

Statistics relating to the insurance spread in South Africa reveal that funeral policies, life cover, medical aid and vehicle insurance have widely been accepted as essential financial products within the insurance market. Legal cost insurance however has the smallest infiltration and many South Africans continue to perceive legal cost insurance as a luxury. This is […]