A Public Benefit Organisation (hereinafter referred to as “PBO”) is best described as an organisation which operates for the benefit of the general public. In order for your amateur sports club to qualify as a PBO, its primary objective has to be one or more of those provided for in Part I of the Ninth Schedule of the IncomeTax Act 58 of 1962 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”). Sport is one of the listed public benefit activities.

The City of Cape Town’s Council today, 28 October 2015, adopted a game-changing policy for the transformation of the minibus-taxi industry. This model intends to breathe new life into the industry by making available immediate business opportunities to shareholders in taxi operating companies, while also improving the service rendered to commuters in general.

You have property and have rented it out. The tenant has decided that he can no longer afford the rent, and no letters or threats seem to make any difference to this cause. The tenant not only refuses to pay the rent, but he also fails to vacate the property.

To put icing on the cake, the law provides more protection to the tenant than ever before. It comes as no surprise that landlords feel that the current legislation enables the tenant to avoid paying rent and also offers much more protection to tenants; interests and rights than to those of the landlord.

By: Bradley Ravens, Director at TNK Attorneys

What is FICA?

Some of the need to know facts in the event of a third party claim against the RAF.

The Road Accident Fund (hereinafter referred to as the RAF) has over the years created the assurance that public road users will be covered in the event of any motor vehicle accident which caused either injuries or death, and for the losses suffered thereby, such as medical expenses, loss of earnings and even general damages (damages for pain and suffering).

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (“the Act”) is to protect consumers against unconscionable, unfair, unjust, improper trade practises, deceptive, misleading, unfair or fraudulent conduct and to ensure amongst other things a consumer market that is fair, accessible, efficient for the benefit of the consumer.

The Road Accident Fund (hereinafter referred to as the RAF) has over the years created the assurance that public road users will be covered in the event of any motor vehicle accident which caused either injuries or death, and for the losses suffered thereby, such as medical expenses, loss of earnings and even general damages (damages for pain and suffering).

By: Bradley Ravens; director at TNK Attorneys

We have reached the end of yet another year, and the mood is festive. Everyone is focused on buying presents and going away for the festive season. This is also the opportune time for those with criminal intent to strike, especially against the unsuspecting customer.
Tis the season for giving, however some may feel it is the season for taking. The incidence of fraud, theft and robberies are on the increase during this time of the year, and we need to be more aware of what happens around us during this time of the year.

One of the most controversial topics in the sphere of Family Law is related to the topic of maintenance payable in respect of minor children. The common law provides that there is a duty on both parents of a minor child to support the child, which obligation is incurred jointly by the parents. This duty refers to the support the child would reasonably require for his or her living and upbringing.

You have property and have rented it out. The tenant has decided that he can no longer afford the rent, and no letters or threats seem to make any difference to this cause. The tenant not only refuses to pay the rent, but he also fails to vacate the property.

To put icing on the cake, the law provides more protection to the tenant than ever before. It comes as no surprise that landlords feel that the current legislation enables the tenant to avoid paying rent and also offers much more protection to tenants; interests and rights than to those of the landlord.

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