Does COVID-19 constitute a force majeure event for tenants

Force Majeure is defined generally as any event or condition, not existing at the date of signature of a contract, not reasonably foreseeable as of such date and not reasonably within the control of either party, which prevents, in whole or in significant part, the performance by one of the parties of its contractual obligations, […]

Land Expropriation Bill: What it means for your landownership rights

During 2018, the African National Congress (ANC) announced its intention to drastically speed up the land reform process in South Africa when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he would be proposing changes to section 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (“the Constitution”) to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. […]

The Government’s back door tendencies in Agriculture

The National Water Act, lauded as the most progressive and visionary piece of legislation in the world, is ahead of its time, at least in South African time. The preamble of the Act states the purpose of the Act, which inter alia includes, that water is a scarce and unevenly distributed resource in our country, […]