Website of the Month: Music for Productive Work

Your Website of the Month: Music for Productive Work“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” (Albert Einstein)Music, science tells us, really can help us work,...

Small Claims Courts

Small Claims Courts - From 1 April You Can Sue For Up To R20,000The monetary jurisdiction of Small Claims Courts has been increased from R15,000 to R20,000 from 1 April 2019. Not all claims can be pursued in a Small Claims Court -Claims over R20,000 must be...

RIGHTS RE PLAN APPROVAL

NEIGHBOURS BUILDING? KNOW YOUR RIGHTS RE PLAN APPROVAL“You can be a good neighbour only if you have good neighbours” (Howard Koch, “Invasion from Mars” author)Your neighbours apply to the municipality for approval of building plans. You object strongly – if allowed,...

YOUR DOG, CAT OR COW (EVEN YOUR BEES) COULD COST YOU MILLIONS

YOUR DOG, CAT OR COW (EVEN YOUR BEES) COULD COST YOU MILLIONS “Ignorance is Bliss Dangerous” (Internet meme)Our law will generally hold you liable for damages only if someone else can prove that you caused them loss/damage/injury through your “fault” (intent or...

BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME WITH A GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY

Note: If you earn over R22k p.m. (the subsidy threshold) or aren’t personally in the market for a house in the “affordable housing” bracket, please think of forwarding this article to someone who might be – perhaps a relative, friend, colleague or employee. You...

BEWARE THE BUILDING DEADLINES WHEN BUYING-TO-BUILD

Here’s yet another warning from our courts to take seriously the building deadlines commonly imposed on buyers of plots in residential estates. Failure to comply with them could expose you to heavy fines, recurring penalties and even the risk of losing your plot...

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