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CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT: CONSUMERS APPROACHING THE COURTS BEFORE EXHAUSTING THE INTERNAL REMEDIES SET OUT IN s69 OF THE CPA.

Section 69 of the Consumer Protection Act, No 68 of 2008 (CPA) sets out a variety of statutory remedies for the enforcement of consumer rights under the CPA. These include a filing a complaint with the National Consumer Commission (Commission) and referring a dispute to the Consumer Tribunal (Tribunal) or approaching an industry ombud. What …

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6 Questions every homebuyer should ask before making an offer to purchase property

Ask this… before you sign. The property market has never been more buoyant, a “buyer’s market” so to speak. Combine that with a record low interest rate and first-time buyers have an excellent opportunity to make a sound investment if they keep their wits about them. Buyer’s remorse, however, is not uncommon amongst first-time buyers …

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Construction and construction contracts

Introduction Construction projects play a vital role in South Africa’s development, not only in respect of its physical infrastructure, but also in its broader economic and social development. In addition, employment opportunities are created on a large scale. This will include both formal and informal employment opportunities. What is a contract? A contract is an …

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Section 35A of the Income Tax Act and its effect on property transactions in South Africa

According to the UN’s dataset, the number of South African-born persons residing outside of South Africa increased from 330,000 in 1990 to 900,000 in 2017, which is approximately 21 000 South Africans per year. While it cannot be certain that all of these South Africans still have property in South Africa, there are a few that …

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MUNICIPAL PROPERTY RATES ACT

This above legislation regulates the power of a Municipality to impose rates and taxes on property owners in the area falling under a Municipality to enable Government, at a local level, to develop and address service delivery priorities for the country and also promote the economic and financial viability of the cost relating to the …

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The Process of Business Rescue

Introduction Section 128(1)(b) of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008 (“the Act”) defines business rescue as proceedings to facilitate the rehabilitation of a company that is financially distressed. This can be achieved by providing for: • The temporary supervision of the company, and the management of its affairs, business and property, by a business rescue …

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