As a homeowner you are entitled to do as you please with your property, however this is only within the confines of the relevant Municipal bylaws. This article will focus on the obligations homeowners must adhere to when they choose to erect or extend their homes, and the consequences of non-compliance with the relevant legislation.
It is important for South Africa, on a global stage, to be able to illustrate our commitment to reducing and combating the impact of climate change. However, the real commitment is firstly to the people of South Africa who are most vulnerable and must have their social, economic and environmental rights protected.
In the current climate with taxpayers having to juggle, amongst other things, the devastating effects of Covid, with the unforeseen losses of the civil unrest, it may be that some could find themselves in a difficult position to deal with expected and unexpected tax liabilities.
Failure by an owner of an investment letting business conducted from immovable property to advertise a sale in compliance with the law, can in certain circumstances, have severe consequences for both the owner and its bondholder.
The movement of cargo across the borders of South Africa has always been closely monitored by the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”). This is even more so where the cargo in question is bonded and/or excisable.
Property owners who have suffered damage, as a result of the recent unrest, will no doubt be lodging insurance claims for compensation, with SASRIA. Such owners should also carefully consider opportunities which exist to reduce liability for property rates and obtain some financial reprieve.
The Minister of Public Enterprises has formally published in the Government Notice the intention, in accordance with the Act, for the incorporation of the company under the name “National Ports Authority SOC Limited”.
SASRIA SOC Limited is the only insurance company in South Africa that provides cover for damages caused by civil commotion, riots and public unrest as has been experienced in KZN and parts of Gauteng this past week
The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has caused chaos and panic all over the world resulting in many disruptions in business operations. Almost every coastal state’s trade chain, including the major import and export trade, is faced with a downturn.
Richards Bay Minerals (Pty) Ltd (“RBM”), a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, has suspended its dune mining operations at Richards Bay for an indefinite period having declared force majeure on customer contracts.
The Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) recently handed down judgment in a matter dealing with the jurisdiction of the High Courts of South Africa in comparison to other courts with concurrent jurisdiction as the High Courts.