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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]