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Budget Speech 2024: South Africa needs a bigger pie

Enoch Godongwana, Minister of Finance delivered his budget speech on 21 February, and his opening remark reaffirmed what all South

By Derek Brits 12 Min Read

From Liberty City to Mod City: How Modding is challenging the nexus between IP rights and creativity

Modding - the practice of modifying video games to create unique experiences - has become a thriving mainstay within the

By Viteshen Naidoo 5 Min Read

Shared Lives, Separate Laws: Understanding Cohabitation Without an Agreement

Cohabitation relationships refer to the act of living together with someone in an intimate and committed relationship without being married

By Danielle Mylie 11 Min Read

Understanding the Different Types of IP Rights

Protecting intellectual property (IP) is crucial in today's competitive business environment, where intangible assets play a significant role in determining

By Viteshen Naidoo 5 Min Read

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Corporate Governance Checklist for 2024

As we sail into 2024, the waters of corporate governance remain choppy, exacerbated by shifting currents of regulations, stakeholder expectations,

Your IP Portfolio: A Guide to Effective Intellectual Property Management in 2024 

Just as your tangible assets, such as vehicles, office buildings, or machinery, should be protected and maintained, so too should

Private Law in 2024: Family Law and Personal Rights 

In a clear sign that South Africa’s constitutional democracy is maturing, laws relating to family law and personal rights were

By Isabel van den Ende 3 Min Read

Retirement: What is the “Two-Pot” System? 

The National Treasury and Parliament have introduced a new retirement system to replace the current Pension and Provident retirement systems.

By Bradley Wright 5 Min Read

When back to school just isn’t cool | A Legal Explainer

Steps to take if your child becomes the victim of bullying For most children starting school this month – be

By Isabel van den Ende 8 Min Read


Barnard Celebrates a Quarter Century with Prestigious Accolades on Africa’s Legal Stage

Barnard, a prominent full-service commercial law firm, has once again received a prestigious nod by

Barnard associate selected as first candidate in historic international lawyer exchange program

Philip Roberts, an exceptional young Associate at Barnard, has been selected as the first candidate

Barnard Launches New Website to Enhance Client Experience

Barnard, a top-tier law firm that specialises in commercial and corporate law, has recently unveiled

Section 42 Asset-for-Share Transactions: The unsuspected dangers when transferring immovable property 

Section 42 of the Income Tax Act, Act 58 of 1962 (herein the ''ITA''), allows for the tax implications, normally

By Derek Brits 4 Min Read

The differences between latent and patent defects in home purchases

When embarking on the journey of buying a home, prospective homeowners should be well-informed in the nuances of latent and

By Conri Botha 4 Min Read

Constitutional Court adjusts Immigration Law: A step forward for foreign parents in South Africa

In a pivotal ruling on December 4, 2023, the Constitutional Court of South Africa delivered a judgment that significantly impacts

By Isabel van den Ende 4 Min Read

Radio Interview: How is the amount for child maintenance calculated?

Clement Manyathela speaks to Isabel van den Ende, Senior Associate in the Family Law Department at Barnard, about the process

By Isabel van den Ende 0 Min Read

Balancing your insurance: Avoiding the pitfalls of over and under coverage

When it comes to insuring your property, striking the right balance is crucial. Over-insurance happens when your property is insured

By Sally Tlokana 3 Min Read
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