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Making Sales Valid
In a recent High Court judgement the Court re-affirmed that alterations to sales agreements need to be agreed by all parties for the agreement to be valid.
Where an offer made by a buyer is accepted by the seller subject to certain alterations to the terms being made, if the buyer in turn does not accept these alterations, there simply is no sale. In the case before Court the buyer had paid his deposit before noticing the alterations and then demanded his deposit back which the seller refused. The Court confirmed that the alterations had never been brought to the buyer’s attention nor accepted and as there was therefore no sale, a full refund of the deposit to the buyer was due.
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Enforcement of Maintenance Obligations
We all dream of living in an ideal world, one where people follow the law, parents willingly maintain their children and spouses, even those going through divorce, wish to see the other still looked after. These basic human instincts should prevail above all else, or so one would think.
The Legal Status of Muslim Marriages
We are fortunate to live in a culturally diverse country with a rich heritage and a Constitution that recognises and respects our differences and affords us all equal opportunities. In South Africa, a marriage or a civil partnership is only legally valid if it has been registered and solemnised in accordance with the Civil Union Act, Marriage Act and/or Recognition of Customary Marriages Act.