Legitimate expectations of neighboring properties

It has become a common occurrence to see skyscrapers shoot up in residential and commercial areas. Although this seems to be a trend of modern times, one can’t help but wonder whether the relevant considerations are taken into account when such building applications...

Acknowledgement of Debt – Debtors Beware!

In terms of South African law, it is common practice for Debtors and Creditors to negotiate debt and terms of payment on a “without prejudice” basis. In general, parties feel liberated to negotiate without prejudice, due to the fact that these settlement negotiations...

Driving with an expired drivers licence card

We have lately been confronted with some interesting questions from RMI4law members pertaining to the issue of driving with an expired drivers licence card, one of which was whether it is, in fact, an offence to do so in light of the provisions of regulation 101(2)(a)...

Breach of contract – when can I cancel

Pacta Sunt Servanda, is a common law principle that literally translated means “agreements must be kept”.  In terms of this principle parties are required to perform all obligations imposed on them in terms of the agreement. I In the case of Barkhuizen v Napier the...