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The importance of the employment contract

25 September 2015
The contract of employment is a vital document as it regulates the terms and conditions of employment between the employer and the employee.

Sale of land agreement - "the real agreement"

25 September 2015
1. Introduction In transactions where immovable property is sold or transferred, it has been generally accepted that the transfer of immovable property would require two elements, namely: 1.1. A Sale of Land Agreement; and 1.2. Registration of the deed of transfer in the deeds office.

Amendment of MOI? That is the question

25 September 2015
The Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“the Act”) came into effect on 1 May 2011 bringing with it a number of significant changes.  The Act introduced, amongst other changes, the Memorandum of Incorporation (“MOI”) as the sole governing document of the company to replace the existing Memorandum and Articles of Association.

The Consumer Protection Act - Crossing the great divide

25 September 2015
The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (the “CPA”) as amended, has, for many industries, altered the way in which business is conducted, specifically within the arena of the supply of goods to customers.

Maternity leave and pregnancy: Instalment 2

23 September 2015
Instalment 2: What are a pregnant employee’s legal obligations in declaring her pregnancy when a) applying for a job and b) telling her employer that she is pregnant?

Maternity leave and pregnancy: Instalment 1

23 September 2015
Instalment 1: What laws protect a pregnant employee and what is such an employee protected against?


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