Understanding the Change to the Earnings Threshold

As of 1 April 2024, the earnings threshold, applicable to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), has been increased to R254 371.67 per annum. But what does this mean? This means that, if you earn less than R21 198.00 per month, you are now fully protected by the provisions of the BCEA. Certain provisions of the

Changes to Marriage Laws

In order to realign South African marriage laws to the Constitutional doctrines of equality, non-discrimination and human dignity, the Department of Home Affairs has announced that it intends drafting and submitting new marriage laws for Cabinet’s approval by 31 March 2023. Presently, there are three different pieces of legislation that govern marriages or civil unions

My bond is paid up, so the bond is cancelled, right?

There is a common misconception that once a mortgage bond has been paid up, it is automatically cancelled and the title deeds are returned by the financial institution or bond holder to the registered owner. This is not the case. A bond has to be registered in the Deeds Registry for where the property is

Who gets to choose the Conveyancing Attorney?

Very often, in our practice, we are asked the question, “who gets to choose the Conveyancing Attorney?”, when you are selling your house or buying a property. In terms of our Common Law, it is standard practice that the Seller is the one who is entitled to nominate the conveyancing attorney whom he or she

The award of government tenders

The award of government tenders forms the basis of the process known as public procurement. This is an important part of government and ensures that a department or a municipality obtains the goods and services needed for effective public administration and the welfare of the community. It is also a vital source of business for

Disciplinary procedures

Disciplinary procedures keep employees accountable for their actions if they transgress the employer’s disciplinary code of conduct. While certain misconduct may be regarded as less serious, and which may only warrant a verbal warning and therefore require an informal disciplinary procedure, serious misconduct requires formal disciplinary procedures as it may result in dismissal. It is

Cyber safety in property

If there is one thing Lockdown has taught us, it’s that people will continue to be spending most of their time at, and working from, home. This is the ‘new normal’ where social distancing and mask wearing has become a way of life. As a consequence, there has been a massive impact on the housing

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