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Served with a protection order? What you need to know

Protection order South Africa

Protection order is an order used by a court to protect a person or business. If you are a landlord and have been served with a protection order by your tenant, what does this mean and what should you do about it?

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Medical marijuana South Africa – a licensed affair

Medical marijuana South Africa

Medical Marijuana

As we covered previously, on 31 March the Western Cape High Court ruled that marijuana (cannabis or dagga) can be used by adults in the privacy of their own homes, and may be cultivated for private use. Even before that groundbreaking verdict, South Africans were using marijuana privately for medicinal use, and were doing so legally. So has anything changed as a result of the High Court decision?

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Behave Yourself! Sectional Title Law Areas of Conduct

Conduct Sectional Title Law

Sectional title law no 5 – Conduct prescribed or proscribed by law

In our articles on sectional title law, we have looked at the role of the trustees in a complex, the rules for general meetings of owners and the role of the Chair, financial management and record-keeping, and the role and duties of managing agents. In the last in this series we cover the types of conduct within a sectional title scheme that the law sees fit to specifically mandate.

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Can you manage?

Managing agent for scheme

 

Sectional title law no 4 – The role of managing agents

In our occasional series on sectional title law, so far we have looked at the role of the trustees in a complex, the rules for general meetings of owners and the role of the Chair, and financial management and record-keeping. In this penultimate article we will examine the role and duties of managing agents.

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A joint account – just how legal is marijuana following the High Court ruling?

Marijuana Legal in South Africa High Court Details
On 31 March the Western Cape High Court ruled that marijuana (dagga or cannabis) can be used by adults in the privacy of their own homes, and may be cultivated for private use. The decision was based on the view that banning use of marijuana is an infringement of the right to privacy. Undoubtedly this was cause for celebration for many people in South Africa. But some of the jubilation may have been premature. This ruling does not mean that marijuana use has been decriminalised. Let’s look at exactly what is and is not allowed as a result of the judgement.

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