I’LL SKYPE YOU IN COURT

Nicole
March 29, 2019
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South Africa has around 30.81 million internet users and its internet penetration is at 54%, 1% higher than that of China, which has 800 million internet users! This means that per capita, South Africa has approximately the same number of internet users as the Asian giant. China has however recently opened its second Internet Court. […]

Removing restrictions against comparative advertising, is South Africa being left behind?

Nicole
February 19, 2019
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Comparative advertising can be defined as “an advertisement in which a particular product or service specifically mentions a competitor by name for the express purpose of showing why the competitor is inferior to the product naming it”, thus highlighting the advantages of goods or services offered by one proprietor over those of another proprietor. Some […]

Your bark may be worse than your bite – literally

Nicole
April 5, 2018
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It is so quick, easy and convenient to convey a message on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram etc. Despite the convenience and satisfaction of typing and then posting a rant, it is recommended to pause and consider the circumstances of these actions. The leading risk is potential defamation. Defamation according to […]

Is Your Pet’s Bite Worse Than Its Bark?

Nick
February 26, 2018
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For those who keep vicious pets and who have wondered what liability they would have towards a victim of your pet and for those who have been a victim of someone else’s vicious pet and have wondered what type of claim they could have against the pet’s owner, this article is for you. The position […]

Are You Sharing Content On Social Media Legally?

Nick
December 6, 2017
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We all use social media at some point – whether it’s for business purposes, catching up with friends or scrolling through posts of exotic destinations on Instagram. While we all like to think we are social media savvy, your social media posts may be infringing someone else’s copyright. When you sign up to a social […]

Do you Click-wrap or Shrink-wrap?

Nick
November 3, 2017
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As a result of the current economic climate, businesses have begun to expand their search for new business globally, and more and more business is conducted across borders in the Twenty-First Century than in previous eras. Essentially a “Click wrap” agreement refers to an agreement that appears on a computer screen and requires a user […]

Trusts and Accrual Claims – Piercing the (Bridal) Veil

Nick
September 26, 2017
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Anybody who has been through a contentious divorce, which category most divorces fall under, knows how many different tactics can be used by an aggrieved ex-partner to manipulate the outcome of the legal conflict in their own favour. Some of these means are not exactly above board and some are plainly against good morals. One […]

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

Nick
June 6, 2017
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Mark Twain said: “Giving up smoking is easy … I’ve done it hundreds of times…”. Smokers and non-smokers know that smoking is extremely addictive. However, does the electronic cigarette (“e-cigarette”) curtail the negative effects that cigarettes have on the body of a smoker and the people around them? The differences between cigarettes and e-cigarettes include […]

How many wives may you have?

Nick
May 17, 2017
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The Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 120 of 1998 (“RCMA”) came into operation on 15 November 2000 with the following intentions, among others: To make provision for the recognition of customary marriages; To specify the requirements for a valid customary marriage; To regulate the registration of customary marriages; To regulate the proprietary consequences of customary […]

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