INTRODUCTION Census data of 2016 reveals that approximately 3.2 million South Africans cohabit outside of marriage and that this number is increasing steadily. This matter concerns two issues. The first is whether a surviving partner in a permanent heterosexual life partnership in which the partners had undertaken reciprocal duties of support is entitled to claim
The MMC for Development Planning, Cllr Belinda Echeozonjoku, has lifted the temporary halt on the issuance of certificates of occupancy (CoO) and temporary occupation, with effect from Monday, 3 January 2022, as she is satisfied with the corrective measures put in place by the department, which will prevent fraudulent CoOs from being issued. These irregular
Article written by Lesai Seema, Candidate Attorney, checked and released by Shaun Piveteau, Senior Associate at Schindlers Attorneys 13 December 2021 INTRODUCTION Unlawful (or at the very least, what appears to be unlawful) cryptocurrency/Crypto assets (“Crypto”) transactions have been concluded almost immediately after blockchain technology was developed. The anonymity in the blockchain system, is a
Schindlers Attorneys Road Accident Fund v Mbele 2020
Article written by Avyakta Sing, Candidate Attorney, checked and released by Lindokuhle Mashilo, Associate at Schindlers Attorneys 28 December 2021 BACKGROUND The deceased, Mr Simphiwe Robert Makutoana was an employee of Multipurpose Terminal situated at Cape Town Harbour. The deceased had the duties of a stevedore1. On the day that this tragic incident occurred, the
Schindlers Attorneys National School Nutrition Program Article
Article written by Avyakta Sing, Candidate Attorney, checked and released by Jordan Dias, Associate at Schindlers Attorneys 28 December 2021 BACKGROUND Schools in South Africa were closed for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the National School Nutrition Program (NSNP) came to a halt. This program provides daily meals to learners
Crypto Crimes and the South African Legal Framework
Article written by Lesai Seema, Candidate Attorney, checked and released by Shaun Piveteau, Senior Associate at Schindlers Attorneys 13 December 2021 INTRODUCTION Unlawful (or at the very least, what appears to be unlawful) cryptocurrency/Crypto assets (“Crypto”) transactions have been concluded almost immediately after blockchain technology was developed. The anonymity in the blockchain system, is a
Schindlers Attorneys postnuptial registration of ante-nuptial contract
Article written by Alisha Naik and Precious Mmako, Candidate Attorney’s, checked by Simone Jansen van Rensburg, Associate and released by Nicola Nieuwoudt, Partner at Schindlers Attorneys 13 December 2021 INTRODUCTION Under South African law, if prospective spouses do not execute an antenuptial contract (“ANC”) prior to their marriage, they shall automatically be married in community
Schindlers Attorneys Case summary
Article written by Celeste Frank, Candidate Attorney, checked and released by Jordan Dias, Associate at Schindlers Attorneys 13 December 2021 BACKGROUND Mr. Pillay, the Applicant sought the final sequestration of the Respondents’ joint estate Being Mr Imani, the First Respondent, who was married in community of property to Mrs. Imani, the Second Respondent. The First
Schindlers Attorneys Municipal clearance figires
Article written by S’negugu Dlamini, Candidate Attorney, checked and released by Chantelle Gladwin-Wood, Partner at Schindlers Attorneys 13 December 2021 What are “Rates Clearance Figures”? When a seller sells a property, he/she/it is required by law to obtain a rates clearance certificate (“RCC”) from the local municipality, which certifies that all rates and other municipal
Article written by Elani Vogel, Candidate Attorney, checked by Loyiso Bavuma, and released by Caitlin Wilde, Partner at Schindlers Attorneys 10 December 2021 Introduction Rule 23(1) of the Uniform Rules of Court (“the Rules”) deals with exceptions. An exception is a legal objection to an opponent’s pleading. It complains of a defect inherent in the