NEWSLETTER MAY 2019 – EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT AM Theron INC

NEWSLETTER May 2019 Issue 01 __________________________________________________________ EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT AM Theron INC We are excited to announce that as of March 2019, Johan Loots joined our team at AM Theron Inc. as director. Johan, a Pretoria born attorney, specializes in Commercial, Civil and General Litigation, especially in Insolvency Law and Rehabilitations. Johan was appointed …

AUTHENTICATION OF DOCUMENTS FOR USE IN AND OUTSIDE SOUTH AFRICA

Introduction Have you ever had to legalise documents within South Africa for use abroad or vice versa? If you have, then you have no doubt experienced the frustration of having same signed/executed only to find out later that the documents are not legally valid or acceptable Herewith a brief summary of the requirements for authentication …

THE LIABILITY OF THE ARCHITECT IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN LAW

THE LIABILITY OF THE ARCHITECT IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN LAW   McKenzie’s “Law of Building and Engineering Contract and Arbitration 7th Edition, p 129” defines an architect as “a duly qualified professional person whose function it is to design and supervise the erection of buildings.” In the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary an architect is described …

Construction Law – Labour unrest in construction – who bears the risk?

The Medupi power station project will no doubt see claims for an extension of time for completion and claims for additional payment following recent reports of labour unrest on the construction site in Lephalale. Construction at the multi-billion power plant was temporarily suspended on 16 January 2013 for more than a week as a result …

Company Law – Winding-up of a Close Corporation – The New Companies Act

LAWS REGULATING WINDING-UP PROCEEDINGS The winding-up of a Close Corporation (“CC”) is regulated by sections 66 to 81 of the Close Corporation Act 69 of 1984 (“The CC Act”).   This Act, however, does not specifically regulate winding-up proceedings of a CC, but instead incorporates the applicable sections of the Companies Act dealing with winding-up proceedings …

Engineering News – The Future of the Engineering Sector Seems Bleak

Engineering News recently reported that only 105 000 out of 496 000 of last year’s matriculants are able to pursue studies in engineering due to poor results in their final examinations. Marna Thompson from the Department of Basic Education confirmed that the number of matriculants who have written and passed mathematics have declined steadily since …

Medical News – The effect of the Consumer Protection Act on Medical Professionals

According to a Business LIVE report dated 01 May 2012, a 2011 study by the Professional Provident Society (PPS) shows that professionals such as doctors, pharmacists and dentists are experiencing higher levels of confidence that the Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) would add value to their clients, suggesting that medical professionals are beginning to accept the …

Construction – New Dam Construction in the Eastern Cape

EngineeringNews reports that the construction of the R200-million Ludeke dam, which formed part of the first phase of Umgeni Water’s R830-million Greater Mbizana regional bulk water supply scheme in the Eastern Cape, started last week with the closure of the Ludeke river.  In its totality, Greater Mbizana regional bulk water supply scheme would provide 20-million …

Medical Law – Risks associated with practising Obstetrics

Doctors are reluctant to specialise in Obstetrics due to the constant threat of being sued and the exorbitant cost of insurance premiums for medical malpractice cover. Professional Indemnity Insurers indemnifying obstetricians in private practice should take note that the Sunday Times reports that these risks are regarded as falling in the “super high risk” category …

Medical Law – Rapid Increase of Medical Lawsuits in Gauteng

According to a News24 report, dated 4 June 2012, the Gauteng Health Department (‘the Department’) has paid R11.6 million to the family of an 8-year-old boy who suffered cerebral palsy after treatment at the Far East Rand Hospital.  The payment was made after the Department was ordered to do so by the South Gauteng High …

Construction – The Current State of the Industry

The Building Research Strategy Consulting Unit of business consultancy BMI estimates that investment in construction and building in South Africa in 2011 was R320-billion. However, construction demand from both the public and private sectors has slumped, on the back of global and local economic uncertainty. The construction boom that preceded the slump saw many new …

Construction – Medupi Unit 6 Pressure Test to Start

EngineeringNews reports that Hitachi Power Africa has confirmed that the hydrostatic pressure test of the Medupi power station’s Unit 6 boiler pressure parts should begin within the coming two months. CEO Johannes Musel told EngineeringNews that the test will signal the start of the “cold commissioning” phase of the power station’s initial production unit, which Eskom …

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