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Defamation: What are the requirements?

Defamation: What are the requirements?

The Bill of Rights as contained in the South African Constitution protects human dignity. Defamation violates a person’s dignity, and more specifically his or her reputation or fama. It thus follows that a person who is defamed must have legal recourse to protect and...

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Prescription: Have my debts prescribed?

Prescription: Have my debts prescribed?

What is prescription? As a general rule, prescription occurs when a debtor’s liability to pay a specific debt is extinguished as a result of the passing of a prescribed time period. As soon as a debt prescribes, a debtor is no longer under any obligation to pay it. It...

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The ins and outs of home insurance

The ins and outs of home insurance

Home insurance is there to protect one of the most important assets you own. And when done properly, it will allow you to insure both the structure of your home and the life that is lived within its four walls. Home insurance can be divided into three...

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Goverment and POPIA – applicable or not?

Goverment and POPIA – applicable or not?

“With all the talk of POPIA coming into effect and businesses having to get ready to comply, I was wondering whether government and municipalities also need to comply with POPIA. Surely, government entities have a lot of personal information in their possession that...

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The Information Officer and POPIA: What you need to know

The Information Officer and POPIA: What you need to know

“I am the compliance officer for our retail business. I’m aware of the deadline of 1 July 2021 to be POPIA compliant and we are busy putting the necessary in place. I’ve recently heard that the Information Regulator now requires information officers to be registered...

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THE LEGAL DUTY OF A GRANDPARENT TO MAINTAIN A GRANDCHILD

THE LEGAL DUTY OF A GRANDPARENT TO MAINTAIN A GRANDCHILD

By operation of law, the liability to maintain someone is based on three factors: firstly, the claimant’s inability to support himself or herself; secondly, his or her relationship to the person from whom he or she claims support; and thirdly, the latter’s ability to...

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THE POPI ACT IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST ADDING NEW RULES

THE POPI ACT IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST ADDING NEW RULES

The right to privacy is enshrined in Section 14 of South Africa’s Constitution and we understand it to be a vital human right. It states: “Everyone has the right to privacy, which includes the right not to have – (a) their person or home searched; (b) their...

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In terms of the Government Gazette Vol:657 Dated 26 March 2020 No 43164 - Information regarding COVID19 can be found at HERE