EAAB – Commencement of the first CPD three-year rolling cycle

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The first three-year rolling CPD cycle will commence as from 1 January 2015, from which date the EAAB will be offering participants an extensive diary of workshops and events throughout the country. It is also envisaged that participants will shortly be able to accrue a set number of verifiable CPD points through utilisation of e-learning mechanisms. This will particularly assist those participants who do not reside, or conduct business, in the major metropolitan areas.

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Variation or Cancellation of Contracts by Email

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Written By: Robby Coelho | Partner | Webber Wentzel

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) serves as a reminder that the use of e-mails can have material legal consequences for businesses.

In the recent case of Spring Forest Trading v Wilberry of 21 November 2014, the SCA had to consider whether contracts could validly be consensually cancelled by exchange of emails between the parties.

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Duty to Disclose Invasive Species – New Regulations

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Written by: Milton Koumbatis

We all know that there are a host of certificates which have become associated with the sale of immovable property and which have been necessitated by laws and/or the inclusion of special clauses in sale of property agreements relating thereto. The Government has now presented a new challenge to us.

A Regulation was promulgated with effect from 1 October 2014 in terms of the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 dealing with Invasive Species and the control thereof.  The term Species should of course not be understood to be restricted only to plants.  It incorporates animals, fish, birds, insects and microbes, to mention a few.

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