Category Archives: Contracts

What do you do if you purchase a new or second hand vehicle and it turns out to be a lemon?

At The Legal Advice Office we get numerous enquiries from clients seeking our help in resolving issues with dealers when they have recently bought a new or used vehicle and shortly after buying the vehicle discover various defects or damage … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act: No 68 of 2008: Section 55: Consumer’s rights to safe, good quality goods:

The Consumer Protection Act, No 68 of 2008; (CPA); which, as mentioned in our last blog, came into effect at midnight on the 31st March 2011 has changed consumer law in the RSA irrevocably. There are a number of innovative … Continue reading

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LABOUR LAW: THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT:

  We thought we would have a closer look at the employment contract; having previously advised that ALL employment contracts should be in writing; and not just verbal.

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Marriages in SA: General:

And now for something a little different for general consumption. We thought that a short blog on the SA marriage regime would be in order. Generally speaking it is the law of the country where you get married that governs … Continue reading

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Contract Law 2: Legal Effects of Contracts:

If all the essential elements discussed in our last blog are present in an agreement, the agreement constitutes a contract, with the legal consequence that its terms are legally binding on the parties. The statement “legally binding” does not mean … Continue reading

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Contract Law 1:

We have had a number of queries and questions over the last few weeks about contracts and thought we would share some legal principles on contracts with you. How do we legally define a contract? A contract is essentially an … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008: Section 56 (2):

  We were looking last week at the implied warranty on the quality of goods guaranteed by the Consumer Protection Act and more particularly section 55 & 56 of that piece of legislation.

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