15th Apr 2019
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The 5 most important things to consider before you dismiss an employee

The Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 requires employers to not only have a substantively fair reason to dismiss an employee, but also requires the employer to follow a fair procedure. Remember, a person’s livelihood and future career prospects are at stake. Reasonableness and fairness must therefore be at the heart of every disciplinary process. These are five of the most important things to consider before you dismiss an employee. Do a proper investigation and know exactly what charges you wish to raise against the employee. Consult witnesses thoroughly and […]
11th Mar 2019
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Do contracts have to be reduced to writing to be valid and binding?

There is a common misconception that exists amongst clients that an enforceable contract only comes into existence when the terms of the contract are reduced to writing and recorded in some form of a written document.   This is not so. It is only in the case of the sale of immovable property (for example your house) that the law requires the contract to be reduced to writing. For all other aspects where people or companies have dealings with each other that give rise to bilateral rights and obligations there […]
11th Feb 2019
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Property Transfer and Bond Registration Steps

Buying or selling a property can be confusing at times, but it does not have to be. We have set out the basic steps of the property transfer and bond registration process for you here. These are the basic steps of a property transfer and bond registration process: An Offer To Purchase is drawn up by an attorney, estate agent or the parties themselves; The Conveyancer will request the Title Deed of the property and certain documents from the seller and purchaser to draft the transfer documents and then set […]