Your debtor owes you a fortune, but when his estate is sequestrated there is nothing in his own name. However, you find out that he is the trustee of a wealthy family trust with lots of assets that you think are really his – can...

A recent Labour Court decision shows how dangerous it is as an employer when attempting to dismiss an employee, not to draw a clear distinction between misconduct and incapacity. Disciplined for depression An employee, whose track record had originally been an excellent one, was charged at...

“Suretyship is the precursor of ruin” (Thales of Miletus, one of the Seven Sages of Ancient Greece)   As the philosopher and mathematician, Thales pointed out two and a half millennia ago, signing surety for another’s debts carries a huge risk. Yet every day directors of property...