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What should be in your last Will & Testament – the greatest gift you can leave your loved ones

Nearly 75% of South Africans die without a valid Will in place. This means that the deceased estate Will be divided according to the Intestate Succession Act, 1987 (Act 81 of 1987).  According to the Act, without a valid Will in place the assets of the deceased are divided according to a set formula among your surviving spouse, children, parents, or siblings. The lack of a valid Will is all-too common among South Africans. So, why don’t more people set up their Will?   Many people think they simply don’t qualify for a Will, but they’re usually mistaken.      You need a valid Will if...

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Is there ever grounds to cancel an offer to purchase?

Blog article by: Neil Mc Kinon Signing an offer to purchase is an exciting time for any buyer. The freedom of owning one’s own property or the thrill of a new investment is a major drawcard for property buyers. But signing an offer to purchase can also come with some buyer’s remorse and the question most often asked is “can I get out of the agreement once I’ve signed?” The answer complex, but in short, no. The terms and conditions in an offer to purchase are designed to protect both the buyer and the seller and prevent either party from unilaterally changing their mind...

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Everything you wanted to know about sick leave

A blog article by: Carla de Waal It’s inevitable: There are days when one feels ill and cannot report to work or might have a medical emergency that requires rest and recuperation. Sick leave is regulated by Sections 22(1) to 22(4) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act ("the Act"), and a sick leave cycle starts as soon as an employee begins employment.   What exactly is a sick leave cycle? During 36 months beginning on the first day of employment, employees are eligible for paid sick leave with the same employer. The number of sick days should be equivalent to the exact number...

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