Some good news for creditors here - the SCA (Supreme Court of Appeal) has just held that a 30 year prescription period applies to special notarial bonds. That’s important because it’s always prudent when making a loan or extending credit to take as much security from...

You rent a house and the geyser packs in or the pool starts leaking.  The landlord ignores your pleas to fix the problem – or outright refuses to do so.  Can you go ahead and do the repairs yourself, then deduct your costs from your...

“Directors have clear responsibilities to the public in the form of investors, creditors, shareholders, employees to perform in a fashion wherein not only does the company behave in an accountable manner to these stakeholders but that it adheres to a level of transparency which ensures...

“… the difficulty experienced by bodies corporate in collecting arrear levies is not a novel one. It is part of a ‘socio-economic problem’” (extract from judgment below) Levy collections are the life blood of sectional title schemes, and collecting them is likely to get harder with...

FOMO”, the Fear of Missing Out, is a phenomenon that has been with us forever.  But it’s never been as pervasive as it is now, and it seems that the “Facebook Illusion” is largely to blame. Naturally enough, Facebook posts tend to show the world a...

“There are many bridges yet to be crossed in our journey from crude and legalised racism to a new order where social cohesion, equality and the effortless observance of the right to dignity is a practical reality” (from the judgment below) Our highest Court recently provided...

“Pyrrhic victory”, n.  A victory gained at such great cost that it is actually a defeat Joe Debtor owes you a fortune but does everything he can to frustrate your debt collection attempts.  He strings you along with spurious queries and false promises, and when you...

"There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip” (very wise old proverb) A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) case shows yet again how essential it is to double-check that your Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC) is both current and valid.  Remember that you must...