Once-off movement of persons and goods allowed

In terms of a Gazette published on 14 May 2020, permissions have been granted to facilitate the once-off movement of persons and goods across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries during the period of Alert level 4, where: a person is relocating to a new place of residence; the movement is necessitated due to domestic violence;… Continue Reading

Disaster Management Act Regulations: Movement of Persons and Goods

The Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published Regulations relating to the movement of persons and goods withing and across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries during Level 4 of the national lockdown. These apply to tenants of lease agreements and home buyers who needed to move to new leased premises or homes but… Continue Reading

Appointments in Foreign Estates

http://www.bregmans.co.za/process/ What is a “foreign estate?” Where a deceased left assets in the Republic, whether or not he or she was ordinarily resident in the Republic, no person may deal with the South African assets unless authorized thereto by a Master of the High Court in South Africa (section 13(1) of the Administration of Estates… Continue Reading

WHAT MAY SERVE AS SECURITY UNDER A NOTARIAL BOND?

MUST THE MOVABLE ASSETS BE CORPOREAL? Source: Allen WestTONKIN CLACEY PRETORIA012 346 1278 A notarial bond is defined in section 102 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 as follows: “means a bond attested by a notary public hypothecating movable property generally or specially” (my underlining) The question begging an answer is whether corporeal movable property… Continue Reading

WHEN IS A POST ON FACEBOOK DEFAMATORY?

Our judges and arbitrators have been tasked with applying their minds to issues of defamation via social media. They must consider our ancient Roman and Dutch laws, juxtaposed against our common law and Constitution, regarding the rights both to privacy and to freedom of expression. A judge has stated that the “social media, of which… Continue Reading

Understanding How The Consumer Protection Act Helps You

Understanding How The Consumer Protection Act Helps You

What Is The Consumer Protection Act? Consumer protection is a legislation which is based on ensuring that the individual, or individuals, have the right to a business practice which is fair, transparent and open. What this means is that a consumer is protected against any untruths or deceptions from a business, such as stating the… Continue Reading

Some RICA provisions found to be unconstitutional

Some RICA provisions found to be unconstitutional

In the recent Pretoria High Court case of AMABHUNGANE CENTRE FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM NPC Judge Sutherland had to consider two discrete questions:-  ·         The first is a challenge to the constitutionality of several provisions of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act 70 of 2002 (RICA) which statute permits… Continue Reading

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