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Business Interruption in the Time of COVID19 – recent case law It is no small exaggeration to suggest that the world was turned on its head in 2020 as a result of the Covid19 pandemic. Its effects continue to wreak havoc on individual lives, national economies and the way we as humans interact with each...
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Is the alliance between church and state still proving to be an unholy one? Ellaurie v Madrasah Taleemuddeen Islamic Institute and Another (KZD) (unreported case no 3848/2019, 21-8-2020) (Mngadi J) Religion touches the profoundest and most delicate emotions of people. It is a matter that has to be addressed with infinite circumspection, sensitivity and tolerance. ...
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On Monday, 22 July 2020, the President announced the long-awaited commencement date of the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPI”). The bulk of the provisions of the Act will now come into force on 01 July 2020, with a 12-month transition period. All businesses and entities will need to comply with the Act by 01 July...
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Divorce proceedings can sometimes be lengthy and expensive, with one spouse often being placed in a precarious financial position. Compounding this, there may be disputes regarding the care of and access to the children. In terms Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules of Court a spouse can apply to the High Court to obtain: Interim...
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No images? Click here Dear Client, Newsflash: COVID-19 Regulations: implications for your business We have below a brief note on the implications for your business of the regulations published on 18 March 2020 in terms of the Disaster Management Act. You are probably beginning to grow weary of letters of reassurance from your service providers, but please note...
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Nida Jooste is an Associate in the litigation department and can be e-mailed at nida@venns.co.za. President Cyril Ramaphosa recently signed the controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Amendment bill, which bill will come into effect once published in the Government Gazette. Some of the main implications for vehicle owners, drivers and operators are...
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Whilst the new Sectional Title Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (STSMA) makes provision for a reserve fund to be established by the body corporate of a sectional scheme, the need may still arise for a special contribution to be levied. In terms of Section 21 of the Management Rules of the STSMA, a special...
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SINS OF THE PAST: What if an employee fails to disclose a criminal record in a job interview?  Trust Trust is the glue which holds relationships together. Like infidelity in a marriage, the breach of trust can cause an irretrievable breakdown in the working relationship. The relationship may recover if the dishonesty was “not so...
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Venns is proud to participate, once again, in National Wills Week. From the 11th to 15th September, we will provide free, basic wills to people making a will for the first time. In addition to this, our focus is on your existing will – keeping it up to date and accurate. Rule of thumb: if there’s been...
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Buying and moving into your new home is one of the most important milestones in your life. It should be a happy occasion and not related to stress or debt. Late last year the Pretoria High Court dealt with a case concerning who is liable for municipal debts on a property. On the 29th August the...
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