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Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act gazetted

A number of sections of the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act 1 of 2017 (the Amendment Act) were gazetted recently. The Amendment Act was signed into law by President Jacob […]

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Withdrawal of accreditation – response from universities

By Kgomotso Ramotsho In the May issue of De Rebus, the editor’s note ‘Legal education in crisis’ 2017 (May) DR 3 focussed on the quality of the LLB qualification. This […]

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Office of the Chief Justice receives an unqualified audit outcome

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Justice Minister, Michael Masutha, commended the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) for the unqualified audit outcome. Minister Masutha was addressing the National Assembly, in Cape Town […]

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Future of the legal profession discussed at BLA NGM

By Mapula Sedutla In May, the Black Lawyers Association (BLA) held its national general meeting (NGM) in East London under the theme ‘Determination of the future of the legal profession […]

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AFF employee graduates with an LLB

By Mapula Sedutla Through a bursary afforded by the Attorneys Fidelity Fund (AFF), 39-year-old Ricardo Richards graduated with an LLB degree on 14 June. Mr Richards, who has always dreamt […]

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LSSA takes on Proxi Smart model in Gauteng High Court

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) filed its answering affidavit in the Proxi Smart matter on 7 June. The matter between Proxi Smart Services (Pty) Ltd […]

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LSSA welcomes appointment of Justice Raymond Zondo as Deputy Chief Justice

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomed the appointment of Justice Raymond Zondo as Deputy Chief Justice, as announced by the President on 7 June. ‘Justice […]

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Liability of directors of an incorporated law practice

By the Prosecutions Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund There are conflicting views among legal practitioners as to whether the directors of an incorporated legal practice are liable for the […]

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People and practices

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Delport van den Berg Inc in Pretoria has two new appointments and three promotions.             Hogan Lovells in Johannesburg has two […]

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Unravelling s 103 of the Firearms Control Act

    By Sherika Maharaj Section 103 of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000 (the Act) deals with the declaration of unfitness of a convicted person to possess a […]

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