22nd Oct 2020

Wills Week: Why Experience matters?

Would you go to a dentist for your knee problem? Where free wills are standard, you may think that you have won a prize by receiving something for nothing, but this approach could cost you a lot of money. A will and estate plan are extremely important to your family. A will is personal and should be tailored that way. The correct estate plan and will can have  a dramatic impact on the income and capital you ultimately enjoy during your retirement and how you can, on your passing, legally […]
17th Jul 2020

Is now the time to get a Will?

Is it time to get a will? As we find ourselves in unprecedented times, the Covid-19 pandemic has many people worried about their health- and their death. As the pandemic starts to reach its peak, the demand for wills has increased as citizens are being compelled to start getting their affairs in order. Most of us spend our lives working hard to build up our estate and want to enjoy the benefits of our labour. It therefore seems foolish to undo all that hard work by not having a unique […]
10th Jul 2020

Ratification Clauses in Property Sale Agreements

The importance of a Ratification Clause in a Property Sale Agreement A Ratification Clause allows a seller to continue marketing their property after receiving an offer and to accept a second offer if certain requirements are met and the required notice is given to the purchaser who made the first offer. Ratification Clauses come into play when a sale agreement contains suspensive conditions. What is a Suspensive Condition? A condition which suspends the operation of an agreement of sale until the specific condition contained in the agreement has been complied […]
25th May 2020

COVID-19: What you should know when travelling to a funeral

TRAVELLING TO A FUNERAL DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN? HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW   On April 2, 2020 Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, gazetted further amendments to the regulations governing the travel of persons to and from funerals under the Coronavirus-enforced lockdown. The amendments allow certain individuals to move between provinces, metropolitan and district areas for the purposes of transporting a body for burial purposes. The amendment also specifies the individuals who are permitted to travel to funerals.   Attendance at a funeral or cremation is limited to […]
12th May 2020

How can Electronic Signatures make life easier?

Electronic Signatures In a world faced with a COVID-19 pandemic, strict social distancing rules and a country-wide lockdown, handwritten signatures have become almost impossible to obtain when concluding contracts. This begs the question, is it possible to obtain a signature that has the same legal status as the traditional ‘wet ink’ signature?   South African law makes provision for three available methods to a signatory when executing a contract:  Wet Ink signatures, Electronic signatures and Advanced Electronic signatures.   In terms of the common law a ‘wet ink’ signature is […]