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MUSLIM MARRIAGES

MUSLIM MARRIAGES OFFICIATED IN TERMS OF THE MARRIAGES ACT 25 OF 1961. Muslim women have been denied spousal benefits such as the right to inherit intestate and to claim maintenance in terms of the Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act 27 of 1990 due to their traditional religious marriages not being recognised in terms of South [...]

By | 2017-09-27T13:46:45+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES

When selling a property in South Africa, various compliance certificates are required in terms of certain regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, before the property can be successfully transferred and registered in the purchaser’s name. For purposes of this article only the certificates required in the inland region will be [...]

By | 2017-09-27T13:46:45+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TSHWANE METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

IMPLICATIONS OF CITY OF TSHWANE METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY VS PJ MITCHELLSCA The Judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal certainly has all parties with property interests alarmed! Without argument over what we all understand to be fair, the judgment stands from the 29th of January 2016 and has to be adhered to in the meantime. [...]

By | 2017-09-27T13:46:46+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TSHWANE MUNICIPALITY V PJ MITCHELL SCA

The Judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal certainly has all parties with property interests alarmed! Without argument over what we all understand to be fair, the judgment stands from the 29th of January 2016 and has to be adhered to in the meantime. We are of the opinion that Section 118 of the local [...]

By | 2017-09-27T13:46:46+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Louise Tonkin Inc. Wins

Each year the ROCCI - Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce host the prestigious Event where they nominate,  adjudicate and select the business of the year in various categories. We are proud to announce that  Louise Tonkin Incorporated won the Business of the Year 2015 for category Legal Services 2015.

By | 2017-09-27T13:46:46+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

All about your Estates

“Estate planning” has been defined as the process of creating and managing a program, that is designed to ensure the most effective and beneficial provision for one’s retirement and financial support to your loved ones, once you are gone. An “Estate” is made up of the assets and liabilities that a person accumulates during his/her [...]

By | 2017-09-27T13:46:46+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Family Leave Responsibilities

Many employers are faced with requests for leave and are left with the task of establishing what kind of leave to grant an employee. Many employers mistakenly deduct leave from an employee’s annual or sick leave cycle, which should be deducted from an employee’s family responsibility leave entitlement. So, what then is family responsibility leave [...]

By | 2017-09-27T13:46:46+00:00 October 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

CAPITAL GAINS TAX (CGT) – Update

The window period to transfer your property from an entity into your personal name to avoid Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is long gone. This article provides further information on CGT and records the rates as opposed to the averages provided in the previous article. VERY SIMPLY: As of 1 October 2001 CGT is paid on profits realised from [...]

By | 2017-09-27T13:46:46+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

RECOGNITION OF CUSTOMARY MARRIAGES

A customary marriage is a marriage that concluded in terms of Customary Law, which entails the customs and usages traditionally observed among the indigenous African peoples of South Africa and which form part of the culture of those peoples. Such marriages are now recognized and validated in terms of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 [...]

By | 2017-09-27T13:46:46+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UNFAIR DISMISSAL

In order for a dismissal to be fair, an employees’ employment must have been terminated for a fair reason (i.e. must be substantively fair) and executed in accordance with fair procedures (i.e. must be procedurally fair). Both elements need to be present in order for a dismissal to be fair in the true sense of [...]

By | 2017-09-27T13:46:47+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments