The advisory panel on land reform and agriculture advises the President to change the way land beneficiaries are selected. They want new Beneficiary Selection Guidelines to decide which people must get land first. What land is given to state beneficiaries? [...]
The Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture spotlights land belonging to churches, mining houses and urban landlords for distribution for reform. It urges them to donate this land to the landless. Internal conflict over whether to donate is [...]
The Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 is the latest amendment to the Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999. The Amendment Act introduces various changes that will impact the relationship between tenants and landlords. Many people do not realise the impact the [...]
The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform published the Deeds Registries Amendment Bill on the 9th of March earlier this year. This marked a thirty-day period where the public commented on the changes the Bill proposes to the Deeds [...]
Does the CPA cover you if you bought a house through an estate agent? Do you have all the rights and warranties that are contained in the new Consumer Protection Act or have you been lulled into a false sense of security that you are protected, when the facts show the opposite? Here we take a look at what the CPA says, if you are protected and if you have recourse to all the protection measures that the Act gives consumers who buy goods and services every day.
The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) does NOT apply to all lease agreements (or rental agreements). This is really important to know because the Consumer Protection Act has a big influence on the lease and changes the legal position between the landlord and tenant significantly. If [...]