February 27, 2018

So you thought you were safe?

“Without prejudice” disclosures (typically published in a hostile or litigious environment) are generally seen as an opportunity to be completely candid with an opponent in legal […]
February 2, 2018

The drought affects us all

Day Zero is closer than ever and may even occur sooner than expected as on the 21ST of April 2018. This will not only influence the […]
January 23, 2018

Are restraint of trade agreements important for business?

A restraint of trade is an agreement between an employer and an employee, or a provision in an employment contract that restricts an employee from being […]
January 23, 2018

How to protect your invention

If you or your business created something unique, an invention that has commercial potential, you may wish to protect your invention from being stolen. Without protecting […]
January 23, 2018

Company Slogans: How much of it is Intellectual Property?

Slogans are key elements in advertising campaigns as brand owners hope that the public will associate the slogan with their products or services and, therefore, to […]
January 23, 2018

The 10 steps when taking a dispute to the CCMA

If you have a dispute with your employer, you may want to ask the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“CCMA”) to conciliate or even arbitrate […]
November 20, 2017

Can I trade mark a phrase that is similar to another brand?

When a trade mark (brand name, slogan or logo) has been registered, nobody else can use this trade mark, or one that is confusingly similar. If […]
November 20, 2017

Antenuptial contracts: With or without the accrual system?

If you don’t have an ANC, you are automatically married in community of property. This means that there is one estate between a husband and a […]
November 20, 2017

The basics of creating a Last Will & Testament

Who your property is passed on to depends on whether you have a valid will or not. If you do have a valid will, then your […]
November 20, 2017

Is Uber legal?

Following the death of one of Uber’s employees due to clashes between Uber drivers and taxi drivers, the Department of Labour has clarified its position in […]
October 12, 2018

Gone are the days of tax-free salaries abroad

Many South African taxpayers earning a salary abroad have for many years been able to benefit from so-called “double non-taxation”. This would be the case where […]
October 12, 2018

Why it is important to know the value of your business

A properly considered business valuation can be the first step in many essential business processes and activities. Although there are many examples, these might include procurement […]
October 10, 2018

Who to have in your network

As a director, manager or business owner you are well-aware of the value of expanding your network. Having a strong professional network has various benefits. It […]