Legal Articles

It’s time

It’s time

This morning I woke up to something somewhat puzzling – a front page newspaper article about my own personal blog where I simply share ideas. My blood boiled after yet another uncalled for attack on me by a former friend, Ronelle Rademeyer who works for Die...

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FAKE NEWS

FAKE NEWS

MAINSTREAM MEDIA DISSEMINATION OF FAKE NEWS : CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES – A CRITICAL ANALYSIS BY; MAREN DE KLERK September 2021     BACKGROUND   “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.  The lie can be maintained...

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DAMAGE DONE BY FAKE NEWS

DAMAGE DONE BY FAKE NEWS

Social psychological research has repeatedly demonstrated that retractions often fail to completely eliminate the influence of this information (Lewandowsky, 2012).  As an example and according to Walter and Tukachinsky (2019), a recent meta-analysis aggregating32...

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FAKE NEWS AS NEWS FOR MAINSTREAM MEDIA – MAREN DE KLERK

FAKE NEWS AS NEWS FOR MAINSTREAM MEDIA – MAREN DE KLERK

Tsfati et al (2020) identifies four important reasons why mainstream News Media covers fake news.  These are the following: Journalists’ role perceptions; Traditional news values; Psychology of news decisions; The infrastructure for covering what is going on in the...

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LESSONS WHEN ADVERSITY CALLS

LESSONS WHEN ADVERSITY CALLS

When adversity calls, then lessons are learnt.   Lessons that are invariably difficult but also enriching.   We are taught the lessons that in difficult times some people whom you thought friends will turn their backs on you and completely ignore you, others...

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As the Master does

As the Master does

People often ask me what it means to master Life. Of course, it is a question that requires deep thought and reflection, yet I believe the answer is simpler than we think. Let’s take a step back and see what causes us so much pain and distress, and then find the...

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EXECUTORS APPOINTMENT

EXECUTORS APPOINTMENT

EXECUTORS APPOINTMENT IN TERMS OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT, ACT 66 OF 1965 - THE EXTENT OF THE MASTERS POWERS     The Master ,if all reporting documents are in order, appoints the Executor in an Estate.   Every appointment by the Master, is in terms of...

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PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL

PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL

PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL:  A BRIEF SYNOPSIS ON NAMIBIAN COMPANY LAW   The courts in following South African case law on the subject matter, have for the most steadfastly applied the principle that a company is a distinct legal entity, separate and distinct...

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 Confidentiality and Non Disclosure Agreement

 Confidentiality and Non Disclosure Agreement

 Confidentiality and Non Disclosure Agreement   between     _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ (“Receiving Party”)   And...

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FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF DIVORCE IN SOUTH AFRICA

FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF DIVORCE IN SOUTH AFRICA

A  BRIEF OVERVIEW   The Divorce Act, Act 70 of 1979 determines in terms of section 7(1) thereof that a court granting a decree of divorce may make an order for the division of marital assets or for payment of spousal maintenance in accordance with the written...

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Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney

POWER OF ATTORNEY   TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN   I, the undersigned, ______________________, Identity number __________________,of ______________ (address) do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint :   _________________________*, Identity number...

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Goodbye Dad

Goodbye Dad

Goodbye Dad   Dad, how does one say farewell not knowing you decided to leave us slightly earlier than anyone expected?   One night after your passing , you left a feather in the room you always slept..   A feather for remembrance A feather for love A...

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