Legal Articles and Guides
The government has abandoned its bid to appeal against a ruling that forces it to sell a black Limpopo farmer land it promised him more than two decades ago, but it now wants a price allegedly nine times what the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) ordered it to sell for, says a Business Day report.
The EFF in Tshwane has expressed its support for land-grabbers, who recently made futile attempts to illegally occupy empty plots in Silverlakes and Boschkop.
Chris Biermann’s idea of plugging a gap in the East London housing market quickly escalated to a full-scale legal war which he eventually won, says a Times Select report.
Minister of Defence & Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula – in her official capacity as head of the SANDF – is facing a claim of about R120m from civilian families ousted from the Marievale military base near Nigel, Gauteng.
ANC Mpumalanga bigwig Charles Makola is set to lose his R1.6m Witbank property after he failed to pay R1.3m he owed to Absa, according to a Cape Argus report.
The developer of the R3bn Leonardo mixed-use development in the heart of Sandton has terminated infrastructure and resources group Aveng’s contract to build Africa’s tallest building, in a dispute about delays, says a Business Day report.
The Western Cape High Court has postponed the hearing on the eviction of 76 families from a state-owned farm outside Stellenbosch, at the request of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development, according to a West Cape News report on the GroundUp site.
Selling property to a trust comes with a particular risk, and it’s one that - although easily avoidable - still seems to catch sellers unawares on a regular basis. Not checking that the trustee/s signing the offer to purchase/deed of sale are fully authorised to do so could leave you with no sale at all!
In January 2019 new amendments to Regulations for the replacement of lost title deeds (and similar documents like mortgage bonds and notarial bonds – see below) were published. They were very onerous and slated to come into effect at short notice, but after criticism they were suspended – until now.
In what The Witness says represents one of the biggest land restitution failures in the country, more than 90% of the farms purchased by government for labour tenants in Mooi River have since collapsed.
A politically-charged court case involving millions of rands in rent paid to a trust headed by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been postponed at the last moment, says a GroundUp report.
A Port Elizabeth couple – due to go head-to-head in court with the Watson family today after a dispute – threw in the towel last night, withdrawing their intention to defend an eviction application to vacate an upmarket Kragga Kamma wedding venue.
A prestigious KZN school has had to obtain a default judgment against former President Jacob Zuma for his failure to pay school fees of R12 517, Rapport reports.
The SCA has upheld the eviction of an elderly couple and their daughter from a farm in Gauteng where they lived ‘rent free’ for six years, says a TimesLIVE report.
The upcoming festive season, with its mass migrations of happy holiday-makers to their dream destinations, has always been a busy time for both sellers and buyers.