July 7, 2020

Relying on vis major clause in a contract in times of COVID-19

Vis major clauses Many businesses will seek to rely on the enforcement of vis major clauses to relieve their performance of certain obligations resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. The […]
October 4, 2019

What are shareholders’ agreements?

A shareholders’ agreement sets out how a private company should be operated and regulates the various shareholders’ rights and obligations. It is therefore important that a […]
April 30, 2019

Can i be fairly dismissed for ill health or injury?

Recently you’ve become ill which has forced you to stay absent from the workplace for more days than you’re allowed to in terms of company policy. […]
April 30, 2019

Electronic signing of documentation

The commercial world is currently moving to greater levels of digitisation. Organisations are implementing automated and electronic solutions in an effort to improve efficiency and better […]
April 1, 2019

Interim maintenance until date of divorce – husband’s nightmare and wife’s weapon?

This article gives an overview of the purpose of interim maintenance applications, what considerations are to be taken into account when determining maintenance, the difference between […]
April 1, 2019

When does a foreign system of law apply to your contract?

Let’s say I own a company in South Africa that makes and sells jewellery. The company is hugely successful and attracts international clients. A client who […]
March 4, 2019

Before signing a lease

Tenants often take the signing of a lease agreement lightly and don’t read carefully through the terms and conditions. A proper lease agreement will ensure that […]
October 16, 2018

Court interference in a contractual relationship

When two or more parties enter into a contractual agreement knowingly and free from duress, the terms of the agreement must be upheld by each signatory. […]
October 16, 2018

The impact of the CPA on Franchise Agreements

With franchises becoming a common phenomenon worldwide and franchisors, traditionally, benefitting from a strong bargaining position when negotiating franchise agreements, regulation of the industry has become […]