October 20, 2016

Can SARS re-assess a tax return several years old?

Can SARS re-assess a tax return several years old? Imagine the following scenario: a taxpayer named Andrew is on his annual vacation for four weeks. On the fifth day of his vacation, he is lying carefree in the sun with his toes wiggled into the warm beach sand.  A thought crosses his mind: perhaps he […]
October 20, 2016

Do I need an Antenuptial contract before marriage?

Do I need an Antenuptial contract before marriage? An antenuptial contract is an important document that, under South African law, determines whether your marriage will exist in community of property or out of community of property, with or without the accrual system. An antenuptial contract offers a number of benefits: 1. Preventing your intended marriage […]
October 20, 2016

Are restraint of trade agreements always valid and enforceable?

Are restraint of trade agreements always valid and enforceable? Historically restraint of trade agreements were void and unenforceable unless the employer could prove that it was a reasonable agreement entered into between the parties. Fortunately for employers the position in the law has changed. What are restraint of trade agreements? An agreement that seeks to […]
October 20, 2016

I bought a property that has problems, what now?

I bought a property that has problems, what now? A seller’s protection under the “voetstoots” clause in a deed of sale for immovable property is not as “absolute” as some might think. It is still the seller’s duty to inform prospective purchasers about all latent (hidden) defects in a property. A seller’s failure to do […]