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3 Reasons Why Settlement Negotiations In Divorce Is A Good Option

Whether it be at the beginning or during a divorce, settlement negotiations always seem to be a part of any divorce proceedings. It is therefore important to understand why settlement negotiations are so important, and what the benefits of agreeing to possibly...

Why Marrying In Community Of Property Is No Longer The First Option In South Africa

Getting married is a decision that is not taken lightly. However, the ever-growing question remains: how should each party get married? In recent years there has been a decline in couples deciding to get married in community of property. Most of these couples rather...

How To Negotiate On Payment Terms

How To Negotiate On Payment Terms with your clients can be difficult to say the least. You want what is due to you, however, having regard to the impact of the pandemic, we need to start looking at our accounts differently. If you are not willing to negotiate at...

When is surety required?

When is surety required? Most of us have heard of surety and if you are in business, you may even have signed surety at some stage in time. This article seeks to explore when and why, as a creditor, it is important to require a surety from a new client, and how it works when attempting collection and a surety is available. 

When is surety required?

When is surety required?

When is surety required? Most of us have heard of surety and if you are in business, you may even have signed surety at some stage in time. This article seeks to explore when and why, as a creditor, it is important to require a surety from a new client, and how it works when attempting collection and a surety is available. 

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What Is Business Rescue?

What Is Business Rescue?

What is business rescue and what happens to employees during such proceedings?
Business Rescue in very basic terms, is a process that a company voluntarily enters when experiencing financial difficulty with the eye on saving the business from demise.

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Good news for parents of minor children during the lockdown – Regulations Published 16 April 2020

Good news for parents of minor children during the lockdown – Regulations Published 16 April 2020

“My name is Sandra. My husband and I recently instituted divorce proceedings and are still awaiting the endorsement of our Settlement Agreement with regards to the care of our minor children by the Family Advocate. This means that during the lockdown period, we do not have a court order in place governing the arrangement of our minor children, nor do we have a Parenting Place in place that is registered with the Family Advocate to allow us to move the minor children between him and I. What do the regulations in your latest article mean for us? My ex-husband and I would both love to see our children during this lockdown and cannot continue this way. Please advise and thank you for your help!

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WHAT TO DO WHEN I GET RETRENCHED AND/OR DISMISSED DURING THE LOCKDOWN?

WHAT TO DO WHEN I GET RETRENCHED AND/OR DISMISSED DURING THE LOCKDOWN?

t this stage, a lot of employers find themselves at an impasse not being able to generate a monthly income, but still being liable for monthly remuneration of employees. The lockdown in essence is affecting the economy of South Africa tremendously. For this reason, employers are faced with no other option but either to have the employees take unpaid leave, if the employees are able to afford it. The alternative, which is the most nuclear option, is to start the Retrenchment process.

If an employee is retrenched, the burning question any employer or employee may have is whether the matter can be referred to the CCMA during the lockdown period.

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