May 14, 2019

Demystifying “non-refundable deposits”, “rouwkoop” and “penalty clauses” in sale of property agreements

The sale or purchase of a property is for many people one of the most important transactions that they will enter into in their lifetime. The […]
May 14, 2019

Trustees’ duties and powers

All the powers of a trustee are ‘fiduciary’, which means that they must be exercised as follows: in the best interests of all the beneficiaries; only […]
May 3, 2019

Strategic Alliance with TGS

Dear client Brian Kahn Inc. (“BKI”) (www.briankahn.co.za) and TGS South Africa (www.tgs-global.com) (“TGS”) are delighted to announce their strategic alliance with the objective of sharing their […]
April 11, 2019

Strategic alliance with Mayer Jardim of Portugal

The so-called Golden Visa initiative by a number of countries throughout the world has attracted the attention of citizens of many countries but sifting through the […]
April 11, 2019

When does a foreign system of law apply to your contract?

Let’s say I own a company in South Africa that makes and sells jewellery. The company is hugely successful and attracts international clients. A client who […]
April 11, 2019

Electronic signing of documentation

The commercial world is currently moving to greater levels of digitisation. Organisations are implementing automated and electronic solutions in an effort to improve efficiency and better […]
February 25, 2019

Drones: How is it regulated?

Drones, also sometimes referred to as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, are becoming increasingly popular amongst the civilian population. This is due to the fact that it […]
February 25, 2019

Joint ownership: How do I terminate without the co-operation of the other joint owner?

Nature of joint ownership: Joint owners own undivided shares in the property which they own jointly. Consequently, the joint owners cannot divide the joint property while […]
February 25, 2019

Memorandum of Understanding: Binding and enforceable or not?

There is a common misconception that MOUs are always non-binding. MOUs can in fact be binding, non-binding or partly binding and partly non-binding, it all depends […]
November 1, 2018

5 amazing things you never knew about the South African national anthem

Being South African is one of the best things in the world to be. And while braai vleis, vuvuzelas and rooibos tea are incredible symbols of […]
June 17, 2020

Understanding force majeure in relation to contractual obligations

Common Law position – in absence of a “force majeure” clause A force majeure is an act of God or man (such as a war, strike, […]
May 15, 2020

How to become a parent

When it comes to the structure of families, Bob Dylan described it adequately when he said, “the times they are a-changing’”. The liberation of sexual orientation […]
May 15, 2020

What are your rights when it comes to forced COVID-19 testing?

As the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading across the globe, Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize has expressed his concern that there is not enough testing being done […]
May 15, 2020

Post-lockdown property

At the end of the national lockdown, many South Africans will have gotten to know their properties better than the architects who designed them. For some, […]