International Arbitration Bill: What It Means For Arbitration In SA

2020-07-16T10:42:26+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

International Arbitration Bill: What It Means For Arbitration In SA Let us look at the implication the International Arbitration Bill will have on South Africa and at the effect it might have on mediation legally. The International Arbitration Bill is being studied by parliament and we are of the opinion that it will most probably [...]

The Most Common Excuses That Debtors Make

2020-07-16T10:44:09+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

The Most Common Excuses That Debtors Make The most important thing for a creditor, especially in these uncertain economic times, is to identify whether or not the debtor is having cash flow problems. Upon quickly determining that the debtor is not in a position to pay his or her dues,  the time can be used [...]

Debt Collectors Amendment Bill Sees Adversity

2020-07-16T10:46:01+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

Debt Collectors Amendment Bill Sees Adversity The professions of attorneys who do debt collecting as well as debt collectors are threatened if the Debt Collectors Amendment Bill, 2016, is passed as law in South Africa.   The only hope to avert this happening would be a significant challenge against the Bill from the public. Concerns have [...]

Amendments To The National Credit Act And Debt Collection

2020-07-16T11:31:06+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

Amendments To The National Credit Act And Debt Collection The National Credit Act of South Africa made a few amendments to the Act recently.  Most South Africans are not aware of these amendments and even worse is the fact that they are not aware of what it means to them as consumers.  It is imperative [...]

Marriage, Divorce and Property Law

2020-07-16T11:50:41+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

Marriage, Divorce and Property Law. What you need to know. Not everyone knows that a property contract agreement pertaining to property law can be overruled by agreements made in the marriage contract. If couples are unaware of the outcome regarding the sale of a property when married or after a divorce, the aforementioned can have [...]

How To Successfully Collect Sectional Title Levies Past The Due Date

2020-07-16T11:52:49+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

How To Successfully Collect Sectional Title Levies Past The Due Date Collecting levies from owners/members of sectional title units are distressful for most managing agents and trustees of bodies corporate.  The most common way would be by the issue of summons. The managing agent representing a body corporate instructs an attorney to issue a summons [...]

How To Collect Mistaken Payments

2020-07-16T11:54:39+02:00Jan 24th, 2019|

How To Collect Mistaken Payments What happens when an individual or organization makes a payment to another party by a mistake and expects repayment for services not rendered. This classic case of debt collection is termed Condicto Indebiti in the legal world, and certain requirements have to be met in order for a plaintiff to [...]

Illegal Debt Collection By The State

2020-07-16T12:01:13+02:00Jan 23rd, 2019|

Illegal Debt Collection By The State Alarming news has recently developed in Johannesburg over the last few months. The Democratic Alliance, through an inquiry into debt collection, has uncovered that the City of Johannesburg is illegally collecting on debts that until this point have been outstanding. Due to changes that were made to the Consumer [...]

When Should I Contact A Debt Collection Attorney?

2020-07-16T12:04:59+02:00Jan 23rd, 2019|

When Should I Contact A Debt Collection Attorney? Ensure that your business follows a regulated schedule with regards to dealing with customers and expecting payments for goods or services rendered, before contacting a debt collection attorney. Before contacting a debt collection attorney and if you are running a small to medium-sized business, ensure you adhere [...]

Sectional Title And Common Property Laws. What You Need To Know.

2020-07-16T12:17:22+02:00Jan 23rd, 2019|

Sectional Title And Common Property Laws. What You Need To Know. A property that is divided into sections is called a sectional title, each section is owned privately. Previously we touched on common property within a sectional title, and what the common property entails. In this section, more detail regarding the common property will be [...]

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