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1000 strong: brush up on your legal knowledge

Our archive now contains over one thousand accessible, searchable blog posts, covering a wide range of topics. Here are some you may have missed – read them to quickly brush up on your legal knowledge: Corporate law How to establish a business in South Africa Blockchain, syndicated lending and secondary market trades 10 things to … Continue reading

Punctuation matters

In Maine, USA, the interpretation of a state law involving overtime pay revolved around the use of the Oxford comma. What is the Oxford comma? The Oxford comma comes before the last item in a list of 3 or more things, usually to resolve ambiguity. This example illustrates its use: Without Oxford comma: I love … Continue reading

Constitutional Court launches Twitter account

Go to Twitter and follow @ConCourtSA for updates straight from our Constitutional Court. The court will use its presence on social media to promote openness and access to justice. Many more people will have access to information about the court. Keeping up to date with social trends and technology is a positive step that will … Continue reading

Happy 100th blog post

This is our 100th blog article since kicking off in February 2014. We have enjoyed bringing you quickreads about developments in the law of financial institutions including banks and insurers. We hope you have appreciated quick access to all the news affecting you without contributing too much to your information overload. Your centurions have just … Continue reading

Opportunity for global insurers to invest in India

India’s cabinet has approved an increase of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit for insurance from 26% to 49%. Insurance companies will still have to be locally controlled. Investment up to 26% will be automatically allowed, and investment between 26% and 49% will have to be approved by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board. The FDI … Continue reading

Insurance regulation in Asia Pacific – overview of 20 countries

Have a look at our guide on Insurance regulation in Asia Pacific – Ten things to know about 20 countries. It gives an overview and practical checklist of ten common regulatory issues in 20 Asian countries. The series looks at, for instance, whether branches of foreign insurance companies are permitted, restrictions on foreign direct investment, the controller regimes (shareholders … Continue reading

10 good reasons to read our blog

Welcome to our blog. The spot on the web to get accessible legal updates. We offer local instalaw with a global perspective. We welcome your suggestions and comments. Here are 10 good reasons to read our blog. You decide how much detail you want to learn. Our posts are short, with links to further detail. Don’t fear … Continue reading

Definitions in context

Most definition clauses do (and should) start with the words “subject to the context” and these words are important when applying a definition. The supreme court of appeal said that definitions in an enactment (in this case a by-law) should not be slavishly applied.  Where the context requires it, the ordinary meaning of a word … Continue reading

Setting aside a minor’s contract

Even if a minor enters into a contract with the assistance of a guardian, the contract may be set aside if it is shown that it was materially prejudicial to the minor at the time it was concluded. Courts are hesitant to set aside contracts especially if they are settlement or compromise agreements. Contract may be … Continue reading