Lawyers AND ATTORNEYS - All Services! All Areas!

Johannesburg & Pretoria/Gauteng, Cape Town/Western Cape, Durban/Kwa Zulu Natal

Get Legal Help Now!

Immediate Action Request


Use this form to request a call back or an email within 1 working hour from our office.

Please complete the reCAPTCHA to help us reduce spam and to complete the form sending process.

About Us

Professional Legal Services


Lawyers-Online.co.za is an extensive legal website network. Our team offers brilliant rates, responds within 1 working hour and most importantly, will look at the person or businesses needs in context of the matter at hand and customize care for that specific client. We consult on preventative measures in addition to defending or mitigating a case. Our objectives:

  • We want to offer legal support to more people,
  • Offer better rates,
  • Build long term relationships with clients.

Give us a try.

You can make contact today via action@lawyers-online.co.za, or

Our service provider partner.

Lawyers-Online.co.za is currently in an exclusivity agreement with Dhooge Law: a multidisciplinary boutique legal practice offering value-based bespoke legal solutions. Our firm’s expertise lie in the fields of property law and conveyancing, wills and administration of estates, all aspects of civil and commercial litigating, family law, as well as commercial and company law. Commitment to our Client’s needs is the fundamental principle upon which the firm was founded in 1998. Our vision is to develop lasting relationships with our Clients and offer general and specialised professional services tailor-made to their specific needs.

 

Get legal help now!

Book an E-Consult Online

BOOK NOW

Summary on Law and matters related to Hospitality


- Featured article by LAWYERS-ONLINE.CO.ZA - June 2019

South Africa is one of the greatest tourism hubs in the world, with the Mother City, Cape Town consistently featured on top lists around the world. With that in mind, it makes sense that the hospitality market would be booming, but the questions beg, how is all this regulated?

Well, hospitality in South Africa is regulated through a myriad of legislative measures that draw from various acts. For example, labour in the hospitality industry is governed by Sectoral Determination 14 for the Hospitality Sector which sets out the wages and employment conditions for those working in the hospitality industry.

But it is not just employment that needs to be regulated within the hospitality industry, there are also environmental and consumer concerns. For the environment, developers of new hotels or venues need to ensure that they are in line with conservation guidelines as set out by various pieces of legislation and the Department of Environmental Affairs.

Those conducting business within the hospitality industry should also remain mindful of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008. In this the rights of consumers are more fairly protected in for the hospitality industry it has an effect on the following:

  • Cancellation of reservations
  • Full prices must be disclosed
  • New marketing standards which influence hospitality advertising
  • The validity period of vouchers
  • Overbooking
  • A cooling off clause of 5 days

Of course, there are other pieces of legislation that also have an influence on the hospitality industry such as the law surrounding liquor licenses, food and hygiene legislation, gambling legislation and tobacco legislation. Each of these areas is heavily regulated and hospitality operators would do well to acquaint themselves with it.

If you are entering into the hospitality market or you require consumer advice regarding the hospitality industry, please reach out to us and we will refer your query to a qualified legal professional in our network.

Summary on Law and matters related to Hospitality