A substantial amount of traffic fines issued in Johannesburg and Pretoria under the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act, Act 46 of 1998 (AARTO) which came into effect on 1 July 2007 may be scrapped, following a North Gauteng High Court judgment handed down on 24 February 2017. Fines 4 U (Pty) Limited and Another v Sherman and Others (30586/2014)  ZAGPPHC 57 was a review application which centred, by and large, on the provisions of AARTO and its proper implementation, or lack of such implementation, by the respondents, or some of them as cited therein.
Pravin Gordhan announced in his budget speech on 22 February 2017 that the transfer duty threshold has been increased to R900 000,00 with effect from 1 March 2017. Even though the 2017/2018 budget does not have a rosy outlook for taxpayers, this increase in the threshold provides some relief for purchasers of immovable property.
Incidents of dog attacks and dog bite injuries are on the rise in South Africa. In the months of August and September, four separate dog attack incidents were reported in national news. In terms of which, these fatal dog attacks left two minor children dead.