Civil Union Act amendment

On 20 October 2020, parliament repealed section 6 of the Civil Union Act that previously permitted a marriage officer to object to solemnise a civil union between persons of the same sex on the ground of conscience. Thiruna Naidoo of the Centre for Human Rights stated that that the amendment was a positive step toward… Continue Reading

Divorce Settlement Negotiations

Divorce Settlement Negotiations

Divorce settlement negotiations are neither the beginning nor the end of your relationship. Here are some tips to keep you grounded and productive when facing this situation. By Gregg Herman, Family Lawyer Gregg Herman is a Family Law attorney with Loeb & Herman, S.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is certified as a specialist in family law… Continue Reading

Social Media and the Law

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have become an integral part of our everyday lives and have an important role to play in our social environment and help us keep in touch with others and stay informed of events around the world. Yet despite many of the benefits of social media platforms,… Continue Reading

Tax Deduction for Home Expenses under COVID-19

More and more employees are working from home under lockdown conditions. Some may even continue to work from home on an indefinite basis. The Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (the Act) allows employees to claim tax deductions for home office expenses that will typically include rent of premises, interest on bond, cost of repairs… Continue Reading

Dog bites – what defences can an owner raise?

In Van Meyeren v Cloete (636/2019) [2020] ZASCA 100 (11 September 2020) the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) had to consider the rights and responsibilities of dog owners in South Africa. In this case, a gardener and refuse collector (Cloete) was attacked without any warning or reason by three dogs on a Cape Town street.… Continue Reading

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