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Online business reviews – don’t be a victim

How to deal with false or libellous online business reviews For years, large corporates treated their customers like playthings. Consumers have suffered exorbitant bank charges, uncompetitive cell phone rates, and exploitation in all manner of goods and services because, unless they banded together and became a collective voice, they were powerless against the might of […]

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Guns and gender-based violence

Guns and gender-based violence – what’s the connection?  Does widespread use of guns contribute to a violent culture in general, particularly with regard to women? In other words, is there a connection between guns and gender-based violence? Experts believe there is, and gun control has – finally, some might say – become a priority for […]

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Trusts – frequently asked questions

Trusts are useful legal entities for financial and estate planning – frequently asked questions about trusts A trust is a useful financial planning tool, but many people are confused or daunted by the thought of setting up a trust. This article answers the most frequently asked questions by clients about trusts. 1. What is a […]

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3 disadvantages of a trust you may not be aware of

Considering a trust? Consider these 3 disadvantages first In a trust, assets are held by the trustee/s for the beneficiary or beneficiaries, on the instructions of the owner of the assets. There are many advantages to holding assets in a trust. But are there any disadvantages? While the advantages definitely outweigh the disadvantages, there are […]

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7 advantages of holding assets in a trust

Trusts are a way of protecting assets What is a trust? A trust is a legal arrangement to protect assets and ensure they are managed or distributed as the donor (the person who owns the assets) wishes. The donor gives the trustee the right to hold title to the assets for the benefit of a […]

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Register a trust – 10 documents you need

How to register a trust – the procedures and costs involved A trust is a legal arrangement to protect assets and ensure they are distributed according to the wishes of the donor/founder (the person or entity who owns the assets). The donor gives another party, known as the trustee, the right to hold title to […]

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Married out of community of property with accrual?

A fair regime, but how is the accrual calculated? No one marries intending to divorce. We’re sure that Bill and Melinda Gates would never have imagined, 27 years ago when they tied the knot, that they’d one day be announcing their divorce to the world. If they had, they might have drawn up an antenuptial […]

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Silver splitters – grey divorce and the Gateses

“Silver splitters” – what are the issues for later-life divorce? The average age for divorce in South Africa is 41 for women and 45 for men. 44% of divorces happen between five and nine years of marriage. But there is a growing trend for couples to divorce later in life, personified in the high-profile divorce […]

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27 April – did you know these 10 facts about Freedom Day?

We celebrate Freedom Day every year – but how much do you know about it? April is a wonderful month, packed with public holidays (especially if you count 1 May – Workers’ Day, although this year it falls on a Saturday so it doesn’t feel as much like a holiday). But how much do you […]

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COVID-19 vaccines and your rights and responsibilities

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine The government announced on Friday (16 April) that the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) is open for those over the age of 60. Vaccination of healthcare workers is ongoing and, though incomplete, will continue concurrently with the next phase of the roll-out. Registration is underway, but […]

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