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We’ve all seen a flurry of emails and WhatsApp messages from businesses informing us that our details are currently stored on their database, but what does the POPI Act mean for small to medium businesses, and how do they stay compliant? Compliance with The Personal Protection of Information (POPI) Act became mandatory on 1 July...
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The principle of “no work, no pay” is a part of our labour law and common law and is rooted in one of the core principles of the employment relationship, this being that an employee has an obligation to place his or her services at the employer’s disposal and the employer has an obligation to...
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Compulsory Vaccinations
Compulsory Vaccinations In The Workplace This is a truly relevant and loaded question at present.The answering of which will depend largely on the specific circumstances of each working environment and will involve the careful balancing of a number of fundamental rights. Currently, there is no law in place making the COVID-19 vaccine obligatory, this has...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wills
With the right legal advice and the guidance of an experienced law expert, Wills do not have to be intimidating or overwhelming. To help you understand them a little bit better, here are some answers to questions that you may have surrounding your Last Will and Testament. What is a Will? A Will is a...
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The Children’s Act, 38 of 2005 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) deals with parental rights and responsibilities, and it can be summarily explained as follows :- A person can have full rights and responsibilities; OR Specific rights and responsibilities. If a person only has specific rights it would mean that the person can only exercise some of...
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If you are planning on travelling this Holiday with your children who are under eighteen years old, you need to be aware that legislation requires that certain documents be provided to immigration authorities when a minor is travelling without their parents or with only one parent internationally. If a minor child is travelling with both...
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What is a good guideline if there isn’t a Parenting plan in place for contact during the school holidays and special occasions? This varies on age of the child/ren and their maturity, overnight contact is not recommended by the Family Advocate for children under two years old. A shorter period is advised for children under...
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An Offer to Purchase is the same thing as a Sale Agreement An Offer to Purchase (OTP) becomes a legally binding contract once it has been signed. The word “offer” is misleading in the sense that purchasers think they can simply withdraw the offer if they change their minds. This is not the case. An...
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To avoid any unpleasantries, there are a lot of bases that a commercial landlord should cover and also many considerations before leasing property. From tenant selection and screening to competition clauses and sureties, we recommend that you read our top tips for commercial landlords. 1. Selecting Your Tenant Choosing a tenant is the first step...
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During divorce proceedings or a separation from your partner, one of many things to consider is whether the child will have their primary residence with mom or dad. Primary residence does not mean one parent has more rights and/or responsibilities than the other, it just means that it is where the child will primarily reside....
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