Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Common Law and the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Cancellation of Lease Agreements:

We looked in our last blog at “Fixed Term Agreements;” and in particular the provisions of Section 14 of the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA). So you have signed a lease agreement for a year or more; … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Expiry & Renewal of Fixed Term Agreements:

You have signed a lease agreement for a year or even longer, either residential of commercial; and then for some or other reason you want to terminate the lease early. What do you do? How do you go about his … Continue reading

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What do you do if you purchase a “lemon” from a new or second hand vehicle?

One of the most important decisions a consumer makes from time to time in his or her life is the type of motor vehicle they buy. This only happens a couple of times in our lifetime.

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Sale of Immoveable Property and the Payment of the Purchase Price: A case study:

Today we turn today to a topic which is important to all home owners. The ownership of our own home is a dream which all of us have; but not all of us will realise this dream; and when the … Continue reading

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Insurance Fraud 2:

We dealt with short term insurance fraud in our blog yesterday and today will look at a recent case study to illustrate the issues previously discussed by ourselves and the consequences of fraudulent insurance claims. A client of ours who … Continue reading

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Insurance Fraud 1:

We thought we would turn to something slightly different in this blog. Insurance fraud; what is it? Simply put; it is when an insured person claims from his/her insurance company for something that the insurer is not liable for; in … Continue reading

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Unfair Credit Practices: 2:

In our last Blog; we looked at Unfair Credit practices and the NCR’s attempts to address these issues. One of these issues we saw was credit insurance and it’s unacceptably high cost to the consumer.

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Unfair Credit Practices 1:

The National Credit Regulator (NCR) is tackling three big issues that are currently hurting consumers of credit. Consumers of credit are any consumers that buy on or utilise credit; and there is no doubt that that we are exploited by … Continue reading

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The Legal Profession: Lawyers: Who are they and what functions do they deliver?

In this blog; we thought we would answer a question which often arises; as the man in the street gets confused between lawyers, attorneys, advocates and several other generic names for those who practice law as legal practitioners. We hope … Continue reading

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Divorce: Proprietary and Pension Fund Benefits:

In our last blog we looked at proprietary rights on divorce. Today we look specifically at pension benefits at divorce. One needs to be very careful about how retirement benefits are divided between spouses at the time of a divorce. … Continue reading

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