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Don’t forget about estate duty when doing estate planning

02 August 2022,  Annelize van der BankNanette Janse van Rensburg

When clients are confronted with the death of a loved one, for many this is unfamiliar territory. Suddenly, deaths have to be reported, executors appointed, documents hunted for, and paperwork completed. Yet, probably the most unforeseen for so many clients is the estate duty payable on the estate of the deceased. But what is estate duty and are there exceptions or deductions possible?

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PODCAST: What to consider when installing a generator on your property

28 July 2022,  Corlia van Zyl

Listen to Corlia van Zyl, Director at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, having an expert discussion on the OFM Business Hour about what to consider when installing a generator on your property.

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Victory as Muslim marriages are now recognised in South Africa

27 July 2022,  Malefa Mzamo

Final victory was achieved recently when the Constitutional Court confirmed the SCA’s order of constitutional invalidity in that the Marriage Act as well as the Divorce Act are declared to be inconsistent with the Constitution in that they fail to recognise marriages solemnised in accordance with Sharia law if they have not been registered as civil marriages.  

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Read the fine print when using SaaS solutions

27 July 2022,  Luhann PrinslooOdirile Matladi

Online platforms and cloud computing have become the new standard. Enter the subscription license, whereby users are now able to subscribe to software as a service (SaaS) enabling them to gain access and use software applications online without the need to install the software on a computer or locally hosted server.

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Can the ownership of my South African assets vest offshore?

19 July 2022,  Damian ViviersFrancois FouchéJohnny Davis

With a growing number of clients diversifying their estates offshore and when advising clients on their international estate planning, the question is often asked whether South African assets can be held by offshore structures formed by and for South Africans.

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The difference between a bond registration attorney and a bond cancellation attorney

19 July 2022,  Tazné Arendse

When querying the cancellation of your bond, you may find that the transferring attorney then refers you to the bond cancellation attorney. To better understand the process, here is an explanation of the number of attorneys involved in the transfer of a property, and what the role of each is.

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Mandela Day: legal practitioners serve through community service

18 July 2022,  Herman du Randt

On the 18th of July 2022, we as a nation reflect on the generous spirit of our nation’s former leader, Nelson Mandela. As legal practitioners, we should remind ourselves too, how we can contribute and serve fellow South Africans to honour and remember his sacrifice.

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When two become one, there are tax benefits

15 July 2022,  Candice Reynders

When dealing with mergers and acquisitions, the one question that always arises is what tax relief, if any, exists for companies that are contemplating a merger?

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Your creative works are protected!

15 July 2022,  Odirile Matladi

With technology and accessibility to creative tools, platforms and social media expanding the ease and accessibility of creating anything from your own music to a short film and everything in between, it raises the question of copyright protection and how far it goes to protect your creative output in a world where sharing, copying, linking and passing on of information is only a click away.

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