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Rental Housing Tribunal Complaints Arisha Rajaram The Rental Housing Tribunal When a party to an agreement (either verbal or written) breaks the lease agreement or a lease term appears to be unjust, the innocent party can approach the Rental Housing Tribunal to lodge a complaint of an unfair practice. Each province has a Tribunal established...
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Eviction of abusers from the home Arisha Rajaram As the increase of domestic violence cases are ongoing, one of the difficult factors faced by the Court is whether perpetrators may be evicted from the shared home. It should be noted that all parties to these proceedings have a right to provide evidence of the facts,...
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New Gender Based Violence Laws for South Africa Arisha Rajaram Gender Based Violence The debate of Gender Based Violence (GBV) has been continuing for many years. During the nationwide lockdown, we have seen an increase in GBV, including but not limited to rape, assault, domestic violence and many other specific acts of violence against women...
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Big win for land occupiers in Cape Town Arisha Rajaram Urgent Court Interdict On Tuesday, 25 August 2020, the Western Cape High Court granted an urgent interdict to prevent the City of Cape Town from evicting people who have unlawfully occupied vacant land without permission during the lockdown. For protection of the rights of land...
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Estate Agents And Property Viewings During Covid-19 Arisha Rajaram Commencement of employment According to the advanced level 3 Lockdown Regulations, and as of 1 June 2020, commercial and residential Estate Agents were able to commence employment. However, emphasis has continuously been placed on the importance of workplace health and safety procedures. Guidelines for Property Practitioners...
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Legal Requirements for an Engagement Arisha Rajaram Lawful engagement and termination In terms of South African Common Law, an engagement between two persons is deemed to be a contract between two parties to marry each other on a specific date. For an engagement to be legally binding and enforceable, there are certain requirements which must...
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The importance of Non-Disclosure Agreements Nozipho Mvulane Non-disclosure in general A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is a legal document that protects parties’ confidential information. An NDA is an agreement by two or more organisations’ not to give information to others (including third parties) about formal discussions they are having or plans they are making together. It...
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Retrenchments during Covid-19 Arisha Rajaram During these unprecedented times, businesses are struggling to cope with the financial aspects of running a business, and both employers and employees are suffering. One of the major issues that businesses are faced with is whether to retrench employees in order to re-build their business. Avoiding retrenchment Where employers’ businesses...
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Work WhatsApp Groups Nozipho Mvulane Work WhatsApp groups can be a place where teams share work-related updates, what is happening throughout the day if some employees are working offsite and other business-related purposes. However, work WhatsApp Groups can also pose a potential threat to companies. They can expose the company to various risks and liabilities...
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Mutual Separation Agreements Nozipho Mvulane What is a mutual separation agreement Mutual separation agreements are legal and binding in South Africa. They can be entered into before or after a disciplinary enquiry. A mutual separation agreement is a waiver of rights by both parties to enable a “soft exit” of the employee. This may enable...
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