It may sound like science fiction, but soon we are all going to have to follow the European Parliament’s lead in thinking about how our society, our law and our insurance industry must adapt to the rise in Artificial Intelligence. How long will it be before...

Transfer duty rates A sliver of good news in Budget 2017 was the 20% increase in the transfer duty threshold from R750,000 to R900,000.  That should help both first-time and buy-to-let buyers, and hopefully it will help stimulate the property market overall.  Even for buyers at...

Another warning to employers to pro-actively avoid any form of unfair discrimination comes from a Labour Court’s award of compensation to an employee found to have been discriminated against because of her religion. Discrimination and automatic unfairness The Labour Relations Act (LRA) renders dismissal automatically unfair if...

Whilst the vast majority of state officials are competent and honest, and deserving of our full support, there will always be a few “bad eggs” to contend with. We’ve all had our run-ins with state bureaucracy, and where it causes you significant loss of any sort,...

Another warning to do your homework before you buy or develop property comes from a recent High Court decision to set aside a municipality’s approval of building plans. From sea-view balconies to walled-in courtyards A 17-storey inner city building incorporated residential apartments on its higher floors,...

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