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. Read More
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. Read More
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.
Sectional title law no 3 – Financial management, insurance, levies and record-keeping
In our occasional series on sectional title law, so far we have looked at the role of the trustees in a complex and the rules for general meetings of owners and the role of the Chair. In this article we will cover financial management of schemes, insurance, levies and accurate record-keeping – what is required by law? Read More
Rules for owner meetings and the role of the Chair
In the first in this series, we looked at the role of the trustees in a complex under sectional title law. In this article we will cover general meetings of owners and the role of the Chair. Read More
The role of trustees in Sectional Title Law
You’ve just moved into your first complex. You’re getting to grips with terms such as ‘body corporate’, ‘sectional title scheme’, ‘trustees’, ‘exclusive use’, ‘common property’, ‘levies’, etc. What do they are mean, and how do they affect your daily life in your new home?
Or maybe you’ve been asked to become a trustee. Are you eligible? What will be expected of you if you agree? Let’s take a look at the role of trustees in the management of a sectional title scheme. Read More
Whether or not to end one’s life by choice is only one of several difficult end-of-life matters to consider. In this article we look at some of the other choices you may face. Read More
What is the most difficult decision you might ever have to take?
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has shocked the religious world … and others … by releasing a video supporting the right of individuals to an assisted death, when quality of life is gone, and asserting his own wish for that right. The 85-year-old, much loved ‘Arch’ has prostate cancer. Read More