What is the Land Court Bill?

Land court bill

We take a closer look Land reform is a much-debated issue in South Africa. No one (well, almost no one) disputes the urgent need to right some of the wrongs of the past regarding land ownership, to advance transformation. However, the ways and means of achieving this reform are not always full agreed upon. We’ve […]

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Billable hours vs. flat fees

Billable hour or flat fee

Which billing method is better for you? Professional services are commonly billed by the hour, but a flat fee arrangement is also in practice. When you visit your GP, you are usually charged a consultation fee, regardless of the actual time you spend with the doctor. Theoretically, the longer the consultation, the better value it […]

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The Hague Convention

Child Abduction - Hague convention image

What is the Hague Convention and what does it do? You might have heard of the Hague Convention but you’re not sure what it is. If you have children, particularly if their other parent is not South African and/or you are divorced, it may at some point become relevant to you. The International Hague Convention […]

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Cybercrimes Act 2020 and data messages

Cybercrimes Act

What it means for your privacy Cybercrime is on the increase in every aspect of life. Hardly a day goes by without a news item about the latest ransomware attack. But there is one type of cybercrime that is decidedly egregious. Cyber abuse, particularly when it involves bullying, disclosure of intimate images, or threats of […]

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Ramaphosa signs 3 new crime laws in South Africa

We welcome new legislation aimed at tackling our gender-based violence epidemic. This article, reprinted from Business Tech, explains the terms of three new laws, signed into effect by President Cyril Ramaphosa recently. Reprinted from Business Tech – 2022-01-31 President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law three new pieces of legislation aimed at strengthening efforts to […]

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Cybercrimes Act 2020

What does the new Cybercrimes Act 2020 cover? We wrote recently about the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). The need for such privacy legislation came about because of the explosion in electronic storage of personal information  over the past two decades. Historically, personal information was held mostly by financial services companies, in paper records. […]

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