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In March of this year we reported on a David-and-Goliath battle, the so-called historical debt saga between the municipalities of Tshwane and Ekurhuleni and their clients. In November 2016 the North Gauteng High Court held that these municipalities have been unlawful in their conduct and declared

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The Supreme Court of Appeal has declared that municipalities’ forward projection of rates as being invalid. This emerged in the case of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality v Amber Mountain Investments 3 (Pty) Ltd (case (576/2016) [2017] ZASCA 36). “In order to transfer a property, one of

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Many people look at buying properties on auction hoping to find a bargain of a lifetime, sometimes only to realise it was the mistake of a lifetime. All too often purchasing repossessed and distressed properties have a number of associated potential nightmares, especially when it

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South African property owners are on the cusp of disaster or vindicated victory. The back-and-forth David-and-Goliath battle between the municipalities of Tshwane and Ekurhuleni against their residents in the so-called historical debt saga will finally be settled by an expected full bench in the Constitutional

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