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EMPLOYMENT EQUITY AMENDMENT BILL

The draft Employment Equity Amendment Bill and Employment Equity Regulations have recently been published for public comment.  CLICK HERE to download The most noteworthy amendment involves the introduction of sector-specific numerical targets to be set for employment equity. This means employers will no longer be able to set targets according to the national economically active …

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DEFAMATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA

With the advent and proliferation of the various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, there has been an increase in the number of defamation cases heard in courts arising from posts in social media. Even the President of the United States of America, who posted defamatory remarks on Twitter about a former …

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EVICTIONS

THE PIE ACT In South African law the eviction of a residential tenant is governed by the Prevention of Illegal Eviction and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act No. 19 of 1988 (PIE Act) THE PURPOSE It protects both occupiers and landowners by providing for the prohibition of illegal eviction on the one hand and procedures …

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NEW OFFICES

BLC Attorneys has established itself as a leading law firm in the Eastern Cape region, offering a wealth of experience and expertise in every arena of legal practise. Founded in 1988, BLC has retained its original premises at number 4 Cape Road along with its commitment to building legal confidence in its local community. BLC …

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PERSONAL SERVITUDE OF USUFRUCT

Usufructs, habitatio and usus are what we call personal servitudes. A personal servitude is always created in favour of an individual, or individuals, to whom it gives the right to the use and enjoyment of another person’s property. In estate planning and administration, we often come across personal servitudes created in terms of Last Wills …

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