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    Buying stolen goods on street corners

    Buying stolen goods on street corners

    Sanette Viljoen It happens every day that people approach you in a parking area to sell something to you. Sometimes these items are very valuable and are sold very cheaply. Is it against the law to buy stolen goods on a sidewalk? The answer is yes, it is illegal. The offence is defined as the receipt of stolen property, well  … Read more

    Voetstoots and private purchase of a 2nd-hand car

    Voetstoots and private purchase of a 2nd-hand car

    Previous to the promulgation of the Consumer Protection Act, consumers had limited rights relayed to them in terms of purchasing a second-hand vehicle, especially in relation to the inclusion of a “voetstoots” clause, which is the ambit under which most used motor vehicles were sold. A “voetstoots” clause in effect stipulates that the property will be sold ‘as is’. The  … Read more

    Can my body corporate give me a speeding fine?

    Can my body corporate give me a speeding fine?

    Question: “I live in a large sectional title complex. I enjoy living there, but some of the rules are getting a bit much. I’ve received a traffic fine in my levy statement for driving faster than the 35km/hour speed limit applying within the complex. Surely the body corporate cannot start issuing traffic fines within the complex?” Answer: The Sectional Title  … Read more

    How to stick to your holiday budget

    How to stick to your holiday budget

    The holidays can be a lot of fun or they can be very stressful. It is the season of giving, which often means it is also the season of spending. One of the best things you can do to help make the holidays a lot less stressful, is to create and stick to a holiday budget. Creating a holiday spending  … Read more

    How to handle adult children living at home

    How to handle adult children living at home

    If you have an adult child living at home, you’re not alone. Nearly 33 percent of young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 live with their parents, according to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center. It’s a phenomenon that dates back to the financial crisis, but despite the recovery and a stronger job market, fewer young  … Read more


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