Entries by Randles

What you need to know about the Films and Publications Amendment act

On the 2nd of October 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law the Films and Publications Amendment Act which is controversially called the “internet censorship bill”. Background Minister of Communications Ms Faith Muthambi in an interview prior to her presenting the bill to Parliaments Portfolio Committee on Communications stated that “we are witnessing a failure […]

WILLS WEEK – THERE’S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT

Perhaps one of the most common misconceptions when it comes to drafting a Will is that by doing so, one is essentially proclaiming their untimely demise into the universe. In fact, the opposite couldn’t ring truer – having a Will means that in the event of your death, you not only can control what happens […]

The Cost of Hot News

In a previous article (https://randles.co.za/2019/05/14/the-light-at-the-end-of-what-has-become-a-dark-tunnel/)  we discussed  how you can protect yourself against cyber-harassment and cyber-stalking and what avenues are available to you when faced with such situations. We’ll now take a look at how your social media posts can prove to be detrimental to you and your finances as our law of defamation applies […]

Parental leave extended

Until now, mothers have been entitled to unpaid leave when welcoming a new child into the world, in the form of 4 consecutive months’ “maternity leave”. Plus they can claim maternity benefits from the UIF if they are contributors. New fathers however have been limited to at most 3 days’ family responsibility leave. That will […]

NEW REGULATIONS FOR LOST TITLE DEED

Without your ORIGINAL title deed, you are unable to sell or mortgage your property. A lost or misplaced title deed will mean that you’ll need to make an application for the certified copy thereof to be issued by the Deeds Office. A certified copy (certified by anyone other than the Deeds Office) will not be […]

THE LIGHT AT THE END OF WHAT HAS BECOME A DARK TUNNEL

Imagine getting this text from a complete stranger: “You look exquisite today, I bet you smell even better” Or maybe this: “You are a waste of space. The world would be so much better without you.” Or maybe even this: “If you do not do as a tell you, your whole family and the whole […]