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Types of Worker's Compensation

There are several types of compensation that workers can claim from the Compensation Fund for following an accident at work or the discovery of a work-related disease.

In this article, our attorneys in South Africa briefly explain each of them for you.

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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases

Injury on duty is something that can happen to anyone, regardless of the type of working environment. Thankfully, you can claim compensation for occupational injuries and diseases by following the correct injury on duty claims procedure.

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Buying Property from a Deceased Estate

Property practitioners are often involved in marketing property which is an asset in a deceased person’s estate. However, buying from a deceased estate can deter buyers or investors from pursuing the purchase because such transfers are known to take longer than usual to finalize.

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Mandatory Disclosure Form Not Being Attached to Sale Agreement

It has always been the responsibility of property professionals to obtain as much information as they can regarding the property’s condition so that they can disclose this information to the buyer. Transparency is key when it comes to buying and selling property.

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Struggling to Get Your Rates Clearance Certificate or Figures?

When you sell a property, you are legally required to obtain a rates clearance certificate from your local municipality. The rates clearance certificate (RCC) certifies that all rates and other municipal charges which include electricity, water, sanitation, and/or refuse are paid in full.

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Delays in Issuance of Rates Clearance Figures

When you sell a property, you are legally required to obtain a rates clearance certificate from your local municipality. The rates clearance certificate (RCC) certifies that all rates and other municipal charges which include electricity, water, sanitation, and/or refuse are paid in full.

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What Happens if I Die Without a Will in South Africa?

Having a will is one of the most important parts of estate planning and ensures that your estate is distributed according to your wishes. However, without a will in place, what happens to your estate after you die?

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Plot and Plan vs Turnkey Sale Agreements in South Africa

Property buyers have several options available to them when purchasing certain developments in South Africa. Traditionally, buyers had the option to purchase either a plot or a plot-and-plan but recently, another option known as a turnkey sale was introduced into the property market.

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Can You Sue Eskom for Damages Caused by Load Shedding?

Although load shedding is not technically illegal, there is some recourse available to individuals or businesses that have suffered loss or damage due to load shedding. We discuss this matter in detail in this article.

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Is Load Shedding Illegal? The Legalities Explained

Load shedding has become an unfortunate part of our daily lives in South Africa. While some make light of the situation and do their best to work around regular blackouts, others suffer serious loss because of it. The question is, however, can Eskom be sued for load shedding and, if so, what does it take to win the case against them?

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