Just dismissal – Unpacking employment law in South Africa

Fair and just dismissal When considering disciplinary action that may lead to an employee’s dismissal, an employer must wrestle with questions of both fairness and “just reasons” to successfully exercise his/her authority over that employee. Employers are viewed as having more bargaining power than employees and so the law places …

LOUWRENS COETZER CELEBRATES 33 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN LAW

Louwrens Coetzer Attorneys is a Family-owned practice that has been in business for 33 years. Our Lawyers have a combined working experience of more than 50 years! Practice areas include: Conveyancing the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such …

How much more you will pay on your bond after South Africa’s latest interest rate hike

The South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decision to hike the repo rate by 50 basis points to 4.75% – taking the prime rate to 8.25% – will make home loan finance more expensive. However, the rate remains well below the pre-pandemic levels of 2020 and was …

Overlooked? What are grandparent’s rights and responsibilities after a death or divorce?

When couples with children divorce, there is understandably a focus on the arrangements made for the children. A lot of time and effort is spent ensuring a fair division of care and contact between the parents. Unfortunately, the rights of grandparents are often overlooked. Despite being intimately involved in their grandchildren’s lives and upbringing and often …