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Deceased Estates Administrator

17 May 2024

Our law firm is seeking a motivated and efficient individual to join our team in Somerset West as an administrator ... of deceased estates.

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Are You Considered an Employee in Terms of the Labour Relations Act?

03 May 2024,  Bridgeton Petoors

There is often confusion as to whether someone is an independent contractor or an employee, and thus, whether they are... protected under the Labour Relations Act or not. More often than not, independent contractors believe that they have signed employment contracts as employees, when, in reality, they have signed independent contractor agreements and, in laymen terms, have signed ‘their rights away’. That is, their rights under the Labour Relations Act (LRA). This article explores the differences between an independent contractor and an employee, and what factors to take into account in determining each, respectively.

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The Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act No. 70 of 1970 Explained: Part 2

03 May 2024,  Marilie Beukes

When considering the subdivision of agricultural land or dealing with inherited farmland that may be subject to disputes, there are... several important factors to keep in mind. The Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act No. 70 of 1970 regulates the subdivision of agricultural land and elaborates on various aspects within the Act. This includes definitions relevant to the operation, actions that are excluded and prohibited by the Act, and rules governing the succession of subdivided agricultural land.

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The Omission of a Single Word Can Lead to a Will Being Contested

03 May 2024,  Jan van Zyl

The contents of an “inelegant and very badly drafted” will were recently the subject of a dispute in the South... Gauteng High Court, in the matter Strauss vs Strauss and Others.The plaintiff instituted action claiming that the joint will of his parents not only made provision for the situation where they died within 30 days of each other, but also if the survivor died after the expiry of the 30-day period without having made a subsequent will. The first and second defendants are the plaintiff’s sisters.

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How the Latin Phrase Nec Vi, Nec Clam, Nec Precario Affected a Recent Property Dispute Case

03 May 2024,  Lizanne Maritz

In essence, the phrase nec vi, nec clam, nec precario translates to “without force, without secrecy, and without permission”. According... to the Prescription Act, a person can become the owner of property through prescription if they have possessed it openly as the owner for an uninterrupted period of 30 years, or for a period that, when combined with the possession periods of their predecessors in title, totals 30 uninterrupted years.

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Suretyship vs Guarantee. What’s the difference?

02 May 2024

In this article, we look at two primary forms of security commonly found in financial transactions, namely suretyship agreements and... guarantees, and explain the difference between these two forms of security.

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