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) […]
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 […]
October 16, 2018

What’s the deal with the #Hashtag?

By now everyone has seen or heard about hashtags. Yes, ‘heard’, because hashtags have now infiltrated contemporary culture and advertising campaigns. Some people have complained about […]