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Pie procedure under fire

In a recent decision a full bench of the Kwazulu-Natal High Court criticised the procedure that most Magistrates have endorsed in Pie applications. The decision was handed down in May this year but is to date still unreported. The Court held that the Pie Act does not permit a joint notice of motion whereby the...
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Eviction & CPA seminars in September

Bookings for the Eviction seminars to be held in September are rapidly increasing. The seminars will be presented in Cape Town, Paarl, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Durban. The latest procedural developments and case law will be discussed. The seminar will also include a detailed discussion on the Consumer Protection Act and specifically how it may affect...
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Property.CoZa launches in Nelspruit

Property.CoZa is an exciting new concept and the fastest growing franchise in the estate agency industry. The main feature is an extremely rewarding prospect for agents of earning 80% commission which is unprecedented. The Lowveld franchise is the 19th office in the group and is situated at the Jock & Java Centre, Ferreira Street, Nelspruit. Interested agents...
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Eviction Seminars in September 2014

Eviction law has developed significantly during the past year and various judgments, especially on Pie and Esta have impacted on practice and procedure. The Consumer Protection Act has also brought a new dimension to evictions and rental claims. The Act makes provision for various categories of agreements that may to a variable degree be subject to the Act...
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Landdroshof siviele praktyk : Paarl seminaar

‘n Afrikaanse seminaar oor Landdroshof siviele praktyk word op 14 Maart 2014 in Paarl aangebied. Die seminaar handel met die toepassing van die nuwe reëls, probleemareas en toepaslike nuwe regspraak. Verskeie aspekte waaroor tot nou toe onduidelikheid bestaan het, word aangespreek. Die seminaar word ook in Engels aangebied. Die datums en lokale is soos volg...
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Evictions : playing roulette in court

Practitioners are increasingly perturbed about the intolarable inconsistency in evictions. They cannot advise clients and are literally confronted with a roulette table when going to court :  matters are generally determined on equity and the values of the particular judge, rather than the law. Courts frequently insist that municipalities provide alternative accommodation “at all costs”. One...
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Magistrate’s Court Seminars

Seminars on civil procedure in the Magistrate’s Court with special reference to the latest rule amendments, will be held country-wide soon. The dates for Paarl and Cape Town are below. Dates and venues for other centres will be announced soon. Cape Town 13 March 2014 (English) Belmont Square, Rondebosch, Cape Town Paarl 14 Maart 2014...
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Inconsistency of eviction orders

Inconsistency of eviction orders   Do the courts always adequately consider if their eviction orders are  executable? Why is there a growing inconsistency between judgments in eviction matters? At the core of the controversy is the discretion a court has when applying the “just and equitability” requirement in terms of sections 4(7) and (8) of Pie...
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