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Can a body corporate accept less than full outstanding levies?

19 May 2022

The recent Covid-pandemic has affected many people financially and body corporates are also regularly confronted with owners that fall behind in their levies and receive requests for reduced payments. But, can a body corporate just accommodate such requests and settle for a lower amount or write off arrear levies?

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Can the proceeds of a sale of property be used to settle arrear maintenance?

19 May 2022

Maintenance is an emotive issue for many South Africans. On the one hand there is the need of the primary caregiver for the financial assistance maintenance provides, and on the other the financial issues of the spouse required to pay maintenance. So how far does the obligation to pay maintenance stretch and can a spouse even lay claim to the proceeds of a sale of property to settle arrear maintenance?

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Can a body corporate accept less than full outstanding levies?

19 May 2022

The recent Covid-pandemic has affected many people financially and body corporates are also regularly confronted with owners that fall behind in their levies and receive requests for reduced payments. But, can a body corporate just accommodate such requests and settle for a lower amount or write off arrear levies?

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Can the proceeds of a sale of property be used to settle arrear maintenance?

19 May 2022

Maintenance is an emotive issue for many South Africans. On the one hand there is the need of the primary caregiver for the financial assistance maintenance provides, and on the other the financial issues of the spouse required to pay maintenance. So how far does the obligation to pay maintenance stretch and can a spouse even lay claim to the proceeds of a sale of property to settle arrear maintenance?

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Good corporate governance just makes business sense

19 May 2022

With the business world seeming to move faster and faster and companies apparently only interested in increasing their profits, it can be easy to think your company only has one goal, namely to make money. But is this true? Are companies expected to live up to a higher standard, and if so, does it make business sense to do so? In this article we take a look at corporate governance practices and what this means for a company.

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Should you bother with a shareholders’ agreement?

19 May 2022

You’ve decided to set up a company or have had a company for a while but have never gotten so far as to have a shareholders’ agreement drawn up for the company shareholders. You’ve wondered if it’s necessary or even what the point of a shareholders’ agreement is. In this article we briefly explain the purpose of these company documents and how they relate to each other.

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How to maximise your training for BEE recognition

19 May 2022

The various types of skills training available in South Africa and the corresponding BEE recognition it provides, has become very technical, resulting in many businesses finding it difficult to decide on and implement the appropriate training programmes to achieve their desired training and BEE goals. Here we discuss and simplify the most prevalent types of training in South Africa and also address BEE recognition applicable to the different types of training.

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Remission of rent and sub-lessees

19 May 2022

The Covid-pandemic caused a major disruption to many commercial rental properties, with lessees claiming remission of rent because of their inability to use and enjoy the rental properties. Although subject to many factors, it is common cause that lessees have been able to claim remission of rent due to Covid-19. But what is the position when it comes to a sub-lessee? Can a lessee claim for remission of rent if the sub-lessee was deprived of occupation?

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Clarity on what you can claim for from the Road Accident Fund

14 April 2022

Quite a few long-weekends are coming up and with thousands of South Africans heading out on our roads during this period, the worry about the large number of accidents on our roads is again top of mind. It also raises a quite common question of what can you claim from the RAF if you or a family member were injured or died as a result of a car accident on our roads.

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Can a foreigner qualify as BEE shareholding in your business?

13 April 2022

Your company is looking at to increase its BEE shareholding and you have identified a potential BEE partner. Despite being very optimistic about the partner, you have in your due diligence discovered that your potential partner - although a black person - was not born in South Africa. This raises the question of whether this partner would qualify as a BEE partner should you continue with the BEE deal?

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