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Telkom is bound

17 September 2020

Telkom SA SOC Limited (Telkom) and other holders of rights held ito section 22 of the Electronic Communications Act must comply with municipal bylaws before exercising those rights when installing comunications infrastructure.

Turley Manor

11 June 2020

Turley Manor Body Corporate v Pillay and Others -CSOS adjudications in ST disputes: parties must understand the differences between bringing an appeal and bringing a review against a finding of the Ombud.


21 November 2019

Extension of Security of Tenure Act 62 of 1997 – s 6(2)(dA) – meaning of ‘reside’: depends on facts of each case and includes use of a graveyard historically used by a family.

Error in persona

24 October 2019

Buyers misrepresentation of true identity: a material mistake (error in persona), resulting in a null and void sale because of no ‘real agreement’ or consensus to pass transfer.

Binding options

10 October 2019

An option relating to an offer for the sale of land need not be in writing, but the offer itself must have been reduced to writing when the option was granted, for it to be binding.

Preferential marketing agreements

26 September 2019

Deon Welz discusses a recent SCA decision regarding HOAs granting preferential marketing rights to estate agencies in return for a percentage of the sales value of the property.

Registration a necessity

26 September 2019

Jack Crook  covers two recent Supreme Court of Appeal cases which deal with specific types of home builder but are a timely reminder to all builders to comply with the HCPMA Act.

No way Jose

19 September 2019

A verbal contract for the sale, exchange or donation of land, or of any “interest in land” – such as a right of way, is invalid – Jack Crook discusses a recent case.

Terry v Solfafa

19 September 2019

A desperate attempt to avoid the consequences of accepting an OTP, based on only one spouse having signed the OTP, and a ‘successful sale’ of property meaning its ‘registration of transfer’.

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