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Intestate succession in life partnership relationships

On 28 September 2020, the Cape Town High Court handed down judgment in favour of Ms Bwanya directing that section 1(1) of the Intestate Succession Act 81 of 1987 (“the ISA”) is unconstitutional and invalid insofar as it excludes Ms Bwanya, a surviving life partner in a permanent opposite-sex life partnership, from inheriting from her deceased fiancé’s estate. The Facts Ms Bwanya and Mr […]

Freedom of defamation is not a thing

Freedom of defamation is not a thing It is correct that one has the right to freedom of expression, but it is important to remember that this right is limited. When one oversteps the limitations, it can lead to the defamation of another person’s good name and reputation. Defamation is a part of the law […]

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