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 […]
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 […]
June 25, 2021

You cannot escape VAT when touring

On 25 May 2021, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld an appeal by the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services (“SARS”) against Tourvest Financial Services (Pty) […]
May 27, 2021

Mayday, mayday! Are you equipped for a workplace emergency?

It is a thing of human psychology to be aware of the potential danger in our surroundings, which makes it very easy for us to keep […]
May 27, 2021

Passing off: Don’t let others benefit from your reputation

Passing off is a delictual remedy that is derived from English law and has been implemented in South African law. The most authoritative definition of passing off was given in the Capital Estate and General Agencies […]
May 27, 2021

The recusal of a judge is no fleeting matter

The doctrine of recusal has recently been placed in the spotlight after former president Jacob Zuma brought such an application at the Commission for Enquiry into State […]
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