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Removal of a Trustee: Your Rights Explained

As a beneficiary of a trust, it is important to ensure that the appointed trustees are protecting your interests. Unfortunately, there may be instances where a trustee is unable or unwilling to perform their duties, or their continued presence harms the trust. In such...

WHICH CONTRACTS SHOULD I HAVE IN MY SMALL BUSINESS?

There are certain agreements that every small business must have. Without them, the business may be open to uncertainty and litigation in the future. This article seeks to shed light on the most basic agreements that a small business should ideally have in place and,...

3 Contracts Your Business Needs

To operate efficiently and within the bounds of the law, businesses need to have several agreements in place - 3 Contracts Your Business Needs. Understanding the nature and scope of required contracts can easily become a daunting prospect to most business owners. In...

CONTRACTUAL FREEDOM, HOW FAR DOES IT EXTEND?

WHAT EXACTLY DOES THE TERM “CONTRACTUAL FREEDOM” MEAN? The law of contract in South African affords parties the freedom to enter into a contract and who they wish to enter with. The general requirements for a legally enforceable contract are consent, good faith, and...
3 Contracts Your Business Needs

3 Contracts Your Business Needs

To operate efficiently and within the bounds of the law, businesses need to have several agreements in place - 3 Contracts Your Business Needs. Understanding the nature and scope of required contracts can easily become a daunting prospect to most business owners. In...

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CONTRACTUAL FREEDOM, HOW FAR DOES IT EXTEND?

CONTRACTUAL FREEDOM, HOW FAR DOES IT EXTEND?

WHAT EXACTLY DOES THE TERM “CONTRACTUAL FREEDOM” MEAN? The law of contract in South African affords parties the freedom to enter into a contract and who they wish to enter with. The general requirements for a legally enforceable contract are consent, good faith, and...

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What Is The Consumer’s Right To Privacy In Terms Of The Consumer Protection Act?

Consumer Protection Rights.
Johan is a 60-year-old man who has just retired at his beach house in Mosselbay. His only desire is to do some fishing and reading, at least for the first six months of his retirement, preferably without interruption! Johan however receives at least four or five calls weekly from what he refers to as “telemarketers”. He is just about ready to “lose his cool with these people” and approaches an attorney to help him solve this annoying issue.

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Is A Quotation Worth The Paper It Is Written On?

Is A Quotation Worth The Paper It Is Written On?

Shelly is a second-year cinematography student at a well-known tertiary education institution. At the end of her first year, she requested from the finance department a quotation for her second year of studies. This was presented to her on a document named a tax invoice. The quotation was accepted in that Shelly duly enrolled for her second year by making payment of the deposit requested. In April of her second year, Shelly requested an updated statement from the finance department of the college and was presented with a further “tax invoice”. On this second tax invoice however, Shelly noticed that the amounts previously indicated as the price per module, had suddenly increased! She naturally was very upset about this as she is working part time to pay for her studies and thus requested legal advice in this regard. Does Shelly have any recourse?

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Death Benefits If The Beneficiary Is Predeceased

Death Benefits If The Beneficiary Is Predeceased

Do I have a right to death benefits I was nominated for, and when does it vest?

Lara has approached us with a predicament she finds herself in. Her husband Ben has died and there is a death benefit policy by ABC Insurance to which he was subscribed. The nominated beneficiary of the death benefit was Ben’s father. This matter is complicated because Ben’s father had died some two years before Ben had died. The estate of Ben’s father was at the time of Ben’s death, not wrapped up and now the executor for the estate of Ben’s father, has laid claim to the death benefits to be paid into the estate. Lara feels that the benefits should accrue to her as she was his wife. Does the fact that, she was for the most part financially dependent on Ben and was his wife, not mean that his assets should automatically be hers?

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