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Venalex (Pty) Ltd v Vigraha Property CC and Others (2015) 2 All SA 645 (KZD)
Interesting • 8th Oct, 15



In this recent judgement handed down by the Durban High Court, Kwa- Zulu Natal Division the Applicants approached the Court for a declaratory order to the effect that an agreement of sale for the purchase of immovable property was valid and binding.  The principal issue to be decided by the Court was whether the proper construction of the wording “company to be formed” in the sale agreement was that the purchasing company must...


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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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