Another Constitutional Challenge in Family Law

On 4 December 2023, the Pretoria High Court will determine whether Section 10(2) of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act is unconstitutional and should be referred to the Constitutional Court. The Court invited Adams & Adams Attorneys, together with the Gauteng Attorney’s Association, to join the proceedings as Amicus Curiae to assist the Court in […]

Commercial LitigationFamily LawShani van Niekerk

Actio communi dividundo: The judicial partition of co-owned property

It was recently reported in the media that an increasing number of people are opting to buy properties collectively.1 This trend is hardly surprising given the recent hikes in interest rates and the rising costs of living. This has, however, also given rise to a growing number of disputes between co-owners, making the Roman maxim, […]

Commercial LitigationLitigationSimoné Engelbrecht

Insurance-related Legalities and Considerations as Hailstorms Wreak Havoc

Large parts of Johannesburg and Mpumalanga were hit by a severe hailstorm on Monday, 13 November 2023. Since then, various media platforms have been abuzz with videos and pictures depicting the damage caused by the said hailstorm. Many cars, roads, buildings, infrastructure, establishments, etc. were damaged in the process. Naturally, the first thing that the […]

Commercial LitigationInsurance LawMtho Maphumulo

Constitutional Court Changes the Divorce Act

 Adams Adams Africa · Hot 102.7 – 11-10-2023 | Constitutional Court Changes the Divorce Act

Commercial LitigationFamily LawShani van Niekerk

WHY SHOULD YOU REPORT A POTENTIAL INSURANCE CLAIM AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE?

Insurance claims can be repudiated for many varying reasons – from the most obvious to the least expected reasons. One of the best ways of trying to avoid an insurance repudiation is to understand your contractual duties stemming from your policy. Although this does not guarantee a payout, it does, nonetheless, enhance one’s chances of […]

Commercial LitigationInsurance LawMtho Maphumulo

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT CHANGES THE DIVORCE ACT

On 10 October 2023 the Constitutional Court of South Africa confirmed the Pretoria High Court Order. It was declared that Section 7(3)(a) of the Divorce Act is inconsistent with the constitution and invalid to the extent that the provision limits the operation of Section 7(3) of the Divorce Act to marriages out of community of […]

Commercial LitigationFamily LawShani van Niekerk

WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE NEW ROAD ACCIDENT FUND AMENDMENT BILL 2023

The Department of Transport published a draft Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill on 8 September 2023. The amendment bill aims to make a lot of changes to the way the RAF actually works, but one of the more contentious points is moving away from a compensation model to a “social benefits” model. Should the draft […]

Commercial LitigationLitigationRaznae NarayanasamiRoad Accident Fund

SPRING TIDE/STORM SURGE IN THE COAST: LIKELY IMPACT ON INSURANCE POLICIES

The news that dominated the headlines this past weekend, 15 – 17 September 2023, was the storm surge incidents that swept across three coastal provinces – the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal. Mainstream media and social media alike were abuzz with the news. Since then, videos depicting the storm surges have been circulating across […]

Commercial LitigationInsurance LawMtho Maphumulo

Legalities Around Household Contents Insurance: Prevalent Problems & Possible Solutions

During the course of last year, 2022, there were various media reports that there has been a significant rise in home insurance claims. Complimenting these reports was the announcement by the Short-term Ombudsman’s Office that there had been a rise in disputes relating to home insurance claims. There were many reasons attributed to this rise, […]

Commercial LitigationInsurance LawMtho Maphumulo

In the Spotlight: JSE Censure Decision Under Scrutiny

On 5 September 2023, a noteworthy legal judgement emerged from the Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa, situated in Johannesburg. The case centered around an individual sanctioned by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (“JSE”) for transgressing various provisions of the JSE’s Listing Requirements. Aggrieved by the sanction imposed, the individual applied, under section […]

Commercial LitigationInsurance LawJean-Paul Rudd