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Be careful what you write or say

Classically, the law of defamation attempts to strike a balance between a plaintiff’s right to reputation, and a defendant’s right to freedom of expression – two rights that are recognised both at common law and in the Constitution. Defamation is a serious consideration in the interaction with letters, e-mails and

DTS Year end 2015

This year the annual DTS Attorneys year end function, specifically planned for invited real estate professionals, bond originators and banking officials, was an evening held in the style of the popular movie  “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. The guests were invited to dress in traditional Indian or Bollywood style and

When does a claim prescribe?

The issue of the legal nature of a vindicatory claim and whether it gives rise to a debt that is subject to the three year extinctive prescription period has been decided differently by different divisions of the High Court. On 28 May 2015 the Supreme Court of Appeal came to

DTS Agent of the Month

Estate Agent Profile Questionnaire Names: Heidi Douglas & Sharon Alvarez Agency: Chas Everitt Area  specialisation: Western Suburbs and Surrounding Areas Property industry: How did you first get involved in the property industry? Heidi: It always was my desire as my dad was a builder, and then the time came for

Facebook’s revenge

Facebook, Twitter and other social network sites are part of many people’s lives and serve as a useful vehicle for sharing one’s personal views. However, these sites may have unfortunate ramifications. Let’s be honest, ranting in public about your boss has never been seen as a smart career move. It

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