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By Jolané van der Walt-Nieuwoudt (LLB) (LLM) Perhaps you have accumulated valuable assets and/ or money and/ or sentimental items during your lifetime. These items form part of your estate and would need to be divided, distributed, and administered upon your passing.  The abovementioned distribution is attended to in accordance with your last Will and […]

A person on the receiving end of a dog’s aggression and/ or unpredictable behaviour, may hold the pet’s owner accountable for past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of income, pain and suffering, loss of amenities of life, disability, and disfigurement. This is regardless of whether the owner was in possession of the […]

By Andries Cornelissen B. Proc, Practical Legal Training, Accredited and Certified Mediator, International Accredited and Certified Mediator London School of Mediation, Certified and Accredited Conflict Coach, Practicing Associate: The Association of Arbitrators, Certified and Accredited AHI Representative It was a blistering hot day with all children in tow as we set off to the best soft […]

Valentine’s Day often produces new fiancés. Our latest audio clip is relevant and dedicated (with many congratulatory wishes) to everyone contemplating marriage.  If you do not want to get married in community of property, which means you share everything including past debts, please have a listen to our Mrs. Jolané van der Walt-Nieuwoudt share the […]

By Andries Cornelissen B. Proc, Practical Legal Training, Accredited and Certified Mediator, International Accredited and Certified Mediator London School of Mediation, Certified and Accredited Conflict Coach, Practicing Associate: The Association of Arbitrators, Certified and Accredited AHI Representative Seeing an elderly homeless lady on the street begging for scraps to eat from visibly irritated people caught my […]

Every time you apply for credit (let’s say a mobile phone network contract for example), your potential creditor will first consult your credit profile before accepting or rejecting your application.   Your potential creditor does this to determine how risky it is to lend you money. You see, your credit profile shares all your secrets: […]

By Andries Cornelissen B. Proc, Practical Legal Training, Accredited and Certified Mediator, International Accredited and Certified Mediator London School of Mediation, Certified and Accredited Conflict Coach, Practicing Associate: The Association of Arbitrators, Certified and Accredited AHI Representative South Africa’s rental housing scene will see major changes once the Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 is […]