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The illegality of withholding of a levy clearance certificate by the Body Corporate
Interesting • 18th Sep, 15



Recently we were instructed to attend to the transfer of ownership of the sectional title property in the Deeds Registries Office at Cape Town, and the Body Corporate of the sectional title scheme refused to issue a levy clearance certificate to the seller due to the fact that he had made  an unauthorised extension to his sectional title unit. The concern was that the sale could be cancelled or other financial loss could...


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Intellectual property: what can be learnt from South Africa’s “Please Call Me” case
Interesting • 18th Sep, 15



A former employee of Vodacom has taken the cell phone group to South Africa’s highest court. He claims to have invented the popular “Please Call Me” service but never got paid for it.
Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Throughout history intellectual property has been a contested terrain. Recent legal disputes involving big companies such as Apple and Samsung have brought the subject down to an everyday conversation.

South Africa’s intellectual property law...


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NO DEEDS REJECTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
Interesting • 1st Sep, 15



William du Toit

Attorney, BBP Law Attorneys


  • The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 3 of 2000, (“PAJA”) commenced on 30 November 2000 and was enacted to give effect to the rights provided in terms of s33 (1) & (2) of the Constitution.  PAJA provides that administrative action which materially and adversely affects the rights or legitimate expectations of any person must be procedurally fair.  An...

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