Category Archives: General

Restraints of Trade

Restraints of Trade – Opinion of the Labour Court:   The position before and after the Constitutional dispensation has been summed up in and confirmed by Steenkamp J in both Esquire System Technology (Pty) Ltd t/a Esquire Technologies v Cronjé … Continue reading

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Mothers Who Don’t Have Custody/Primary Residence

Posted by: Nicci Coertze About Mothers Who Don’t Have Custody/Primary Residence: Without going into too much personal detail, there is something weighing heavy on my heart that I would like to share with you. After yet another awkward exchange, I decided … Continue reading

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What can an unpaid builders/subcontractor do on site to ensure payment

What can a builder do to enforce a claim for payment of work done? One option is that he demands payment from the person who contracted with him to perform the building worksand, if the latter remains in default, to … Continue reading

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Bullying Children and Teachers, what to do

A 2012 study by UNISA’s Youth Research Unit on bullying at secondary school level showed that 34% of 3371 learners surveyed in Gauteng, and 30% of 901 learners surveyed in the Western Cape have been victims of bullying between 2010 … Continue reading

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What to do when neighbour’s trees overhang on your property.

In terms of our law, every person or every neighbour, for that matter, has a right to unimpeded enjoyment of his land. This right, means that a neighbour’s health, well-being or comfort in the occupation of his land must not … Continue reading

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Hate speech, racist speech and freedom of speech

So what and when is our freedom of speech not so free anymore? If you look at section 16 of our Constitution you will find it guarantees the right to express yourself freely but keep in mind when you read … Continue reading

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Legal guide to age thresholds for children and young people

At what age can children and young people make decisions and act on their own without assistance from their parents? There are various laws that provide the answers to these questions, and others like them. This legal guide provides information … Continue reading

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THE MEANING AND PURPOSE OF “WITHOUT PREJUDICE”

By : NICOLENE SCHOEMAN The term ‘without prejudice’ means without any loss or waiver of rights or privileges  and is generally used during (settlement) negotiations. The phrase indicates that a particular aspect of the negotiation — which may be a … Continue reading

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