May 4, 2018

Removing directors of a company

The Companies Act, 71 of 2008, requires that the business and affairs of any company be managed by or under the direction of its board, which […]
April 13, 2018

Trust litigation – Who can institute a claim and which court has jurisdiction?

This article deals with the questions of who can institute litigation on behalf of a trust, as well as with the question of how jurisdiction is […]
April 13, 2018

The benefits of creating a trust

Trusts are well-known to facilitate effective estate planning and continuity planning strategies. That said, setting up a trust – whether an inter vivos (between the living) […]
April 13, 2018

Cancelling a contract? The do’s and dont’s to consider!

Every person, whether an individual or a juristic person, will find themselves in a situation where they will want to terminate a contract. The aim of […]
March 22, 2018

Can the future development of a property be stopped?

The provincial heritage resources authority (PHRA) granted a permit in terms of Section 34 of the National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999 for the demolition […]
March 22, 2018

What is Restorative Justice?

Concerns about the effectiveness of traditional criminal justice systems have given rise to new approaches to criminal justice. One such approach is Restorative Justice, a theory […]
March 22, 2018

The basics of Estate Duty

When a person dies, they leave behind an estate which includes everything they own. Estate Duty is payable on the estate of every person who dies […]
February 27, 2018

Authenticating documents for use outside SA

If you need to use official South African documents in another country, it is necessary that they are legalised for use abroad. This can be for any […]
February 27, 2018

BKI appointed honorary counsel for the African Presidential Leadership Centre (“APLC”)

The Centre, or “APLC” – chaired by Ambassador Charles Stith, the former United States Ambassador to Tanzania – who conceived this organisation with the help of […]
February 27, 2018

Lenders beware! – Gather your debts while you may

Here is a tricky matter – and for the creditor a harsh lesson. The case of Trinity Asset Management Ltd (“Trinity“) / Grindstone Investments 132 (Pty) […]
January 14, 2021

Are you freely exposing your data to data thieves?

Convenience is everything in our fast-pace world that never seems to sleep. From takeaways to online shopping to 24-hour stores to free public internet networks, our […]
January 14, 2021

When can businesses return to ‘business as usual’

2020 was a year that will always be remembered for a variety of reasons. Apart from the obvious invasion of COVID around the world, South Africa […]
January 14, 2021

Caring for your loved ones by caring for their future

We’ve all seen it in movies and novels: A young unsuspecting person wakes up one day to find out that they had been left an extraordinarily […]
October 14, 2020

IFRS vs IFRS for SMEs

The majority of financial statements in South Africa are arguably compiled by implementing the International Financial Reporting Standards for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs) […]
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