Dagga – Arrest Risk Remains

There’s still a lot of confusion as to whether dagga (cannabis) remains an illegal drug in South Africa, fuelled in part by conflicting media reports. Here’s where we stand – It remains in general illegal to cultivate, possess, supply or use cannabis “without the necessary authorisation from the Department of Health” (see below). “Medicinal” cannabis…

The Doctrine of Fictional Fulfillment

When entering into a contract for the acquisition of immovable property, and where such an agreement is subject to the Purchaser/s obtaining bond finance, Purchasers must be aware that they have an obligation to apply for such bond and provide the financial institution with all required documents to set the approval in motion. In the…

The New Sectional Title Legislation

            The legislation governing the Sectional Title Industry has recently been updated. Parts of the old Sectional Title Act 95 of 1986 are still in force, but two new acts were promulgated on 7 October 2016, namely the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) and the Community Services Ombuds Service…

Compliance Certificates

              Where immovable property is being disposed of, it is the registered owner’s responsibility to furnish the new owner/s with all compliance certificates as required by law. Some of them (electrical certificates, electrical fence certificates) are required under national regulations; some (water certificates) under municipal by-laws; and some (beetle…