24 01, 2019

International Arbitration Bill: What It Means For Arbitration In SA

2019-01-24T11:55:54+00:00January 24th, 2019|Commercial Law, Insolvency|0 Comments

The International Arbitration Bill has been passed on to parliament, and will most likely be approved. This means that we may be subject to new International Arbitration Law within the next few years. What does this mean for South Africa, and how does it in any way affect  mediation in the legal sense? The South [...]

24 01, 2019

The Most Common Excuses That Debtors Make

2019-01-24T11:54:31+00:00January 24th, 2019|Commercial Law, Debt Collection|0 Comments

As a creditor, it is important that you identify whether or not the debtor is having cash flow issues. If you quickly determine that the debtor is unable to pay their dues, then you can use the time to contact a debt collection agency or debt collection lawyer. There are a few telltale signs that [...]

24 01, 2019

Debt Collectors Amendment Bill Sees Adversity

2019-01-24T11:53:29+00:00January 24th, 2019|Commercial Law, Debt Collection|0 Comments

The Debt Collectors Amendment Bill, 2016, which threatens the professions of a number of attorneys and debt collectors may be passed as law in South Africa unless the public mounts a significant challenge against the Bill. The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has stepped up to the plate to voice its concerns and challenge [...]

24 01, 2019

Amendments To The National Credit Act

2019-01-24T11:45:27+00:00January 24th, 2019|Commercial Law, Debt Collection, Insolvency|0 Comments

Last year saw a few amendments to the National Credit Act in South Africa. Were you aware? Do you have an idea as to what it means to you, the consumer? You need to make sure that you know where you stand with regards to the Act so that you are not abused by any [...]

24 01, 2019

Marriage and Property Law

2019-01-24T11:32:35+00:00January 24th, 2019|Commercial Law|0 Comments

Did you know that a property contract agreement pertaining to property law can be overruled by agreements made in the marriage contract?This can have far-reaching consequences if couples are unaware of the outcome regarding the sale of a property when married or after a divorce. It is important that couples realise, before making their vows, [...]

24 01, 2019

Collecting sectional title levies when payment is past due

2019-01-24T11:30:26+00:00January 24th, 2019|Commercial Law, Sectional Title|0 Comments

The collection of levies from owners in members of sectional title units are the bane of the lives of most managing agents and trustees of bodies corporate. The most common way of collecting levies is by way of the issue of summons.  In other words, the managing agent instructs an attorney, on behalf of a [...]

24 01, 2019

Debt Collection And Condictio Indebiti

2019-01-24T11:27:23+00:00January 24th, 2019|Commercial Law, Insolvency|0 Comments

What happens when an individual or organisation 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 hold a defendant responsible for [...]

23 01, 2019

State Illegally Collects Debt

2019-01-23T10:31:12+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Commercial Law, Insolvency|0 Comments

Recent news has developed in Johannesburg over the last few months. It has come to light, through inquiry on the part of the Democratic Alliance, that the City of Johannesburg is illegally collecting on debts that until this point have been outstanding. The City of Johannesburg has been extending debt collection on arrears older than [...]

23 01, 2019

Debt Collection Process Before Contacting A Debt Collection Attorney

2019-01-23T10:29:50+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Commercial Law, Debt Collection|0 Comments

Before contacting a debt collection attorney, ensure that your business follows a regulated schedule with regards to dealing with customers and expecting payments for good or services rendered. If you are running a small to medium sized business, make sure you adhere to the following steps when it comes to collecting monies due, BEFORE contacting [...]

23 01, 2019

What Is Common Property

2019-01-23T10:25:18+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Commercial Law, Sectional Title|0 Comments

A sectional title is a property divided into sections, of which each section is owned privately. Last week we touched on common property within a sectional title, and what the common property entails. This week we will go into a little more detail regarding common property, and what this property is in the legal sense. [...]

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