Of course each case has to be tried on its own facts and merits based on the particular circumstances, but until there is absolute certainty on the matter in the form of an amendment to the relevant legislation to specifically cater for signatures of land sale agreements in this manner, or a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling confirming this stance, we strongly advise against signing any agreement for the alienation of land other than by way of the traditional wet ink on paper.
We are receiving an increasing number of queries concerning defects in motor vehicles bought from dealers and this article summarises your rights and possible next legal steps in these circumstances. If you approach the dealer and he/she refuses to act in accordance with the CPA by repairing the vehicle or refunding you (depending on what you requested), you will need to submit a complaint against the dealer at the Motor Vehicle Ombudsman (“MIOSA”) in terms of section 82(6) of the CPA.
The outcome of this judgement is not only a good reminder of how our courts deal with matters of right to privacy versus freedom of expression, but also an important reminder for us to consider how we use social media and the internet and the way we make our own private information public.
M Booysen v J Dolley-Major (Case No: 5043/2021) Landmark case – Naming an alleged rapist on social media
It is important that each defamation matter be consider on its own set of facts. A defamation matter is never a clear-cut court case, and you should consider your legal routes carefully before proceeding. The case entitled M Booysen v J Dolley-Major (Case No: 5043/2021) in a landmark defamation case to consider.
The law on defamation of character is not as simple as it may sound – there are quite a few intricate parts to consider. With the use of social media in the internet-fuelled world we live in, this is even more true.
The Cybercrimes Act (the Act) focuses mainly on criminalising the interference with computer systems and data, which is described in more detail in Andrew Marshall’s article on the subject. However, the Act also has bearing on the way we use (and often abuse) social media which will have an impact on the general public. What you share on social media platforms, including WhatsApp and WhatsApp groups, could now land you in jail if we consider the sections relating to “malicious communications” in the Act.
Gaming online is not new; it’s actually been around since the 1960s. However, new technology and high-speed internet connections have certainly helped playing online games like Call of Duty and Fortnite become the popular hobby [...]
We are all accustomed to using debit orders for various reasons, for example: Netflix fees, gym memberships, internet monthly usage and store credit accounts. It is important to consider whether the instructions we provide for [...]
Our reliance on technology, and social media to a degree, has led to a rise in cyberbullying trends such as doxing and stalking. As great as technology is, it unfortunately also provides people with an [...]
We are proud to announce that Arinda Truter has been promoted to an Associate at Dingley Marshall Lewin.
Arinda was admitted as an attorney in February 2016 and as a conveyancer and notary public in 2016 and 2017 respectively. She practised as a litigation and commercial attorney for almost 3 years before joining [...]