Editorial

A crucial transition

By Mapula Sedutla –  acting editor As 2013 draws to an end most legal practitioners will be questioning if, in fact, the Legal Practice Bill will be enacted before the […]

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So … have things really changed for women in the profession?

By Mapula Sedutla –  acting editor The admission supplements that accom­pany De Rebus twice a year record the names of many women completing articles and being admitted to practise as […]

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Fraud: Could joint initiative be the answer?

By Mapula Sedutla – acting editor The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and De Rebus support the Road Accident Fund’s (RAF’s) initiative to eradicate fraud and unethical behaviour by […]

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Moving forward

By Mapula Sedutla –  acting editor Having worked at De Rebus for the past four years, first as production editor and then as deputy editor, taking on the role of […]

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Farewell

By Kim Hawkey – editor This is a bittersweet moment for me as I pen my last editor’s note for De Rebus. By the time you receive this month’s issue, […]

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A global legal profession

By Kim Hawkey – editor This month’s De Rebus is dedicated to the 18th Commonwealth Law Conference (CLC), which took place in Cape Town from 14 to 18 April under […]

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A+ or F- for the LLB?

By Kim Hawkey – editor One of the issues highlighted during the recent public hearings on the Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012) was the standard of quality in the […]

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The Legal Practice Bill – a wake-up call for ordinary attorneys

By Kim Hawkey – Editor The Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012) will drastically affect the governance, structure and regulation of the legal profession and, with the currently strong political […]

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Balancing act between CAs and principals

By Kim Hawkey – Editor The relationship between candidate attorneys (CAs) and principals is, by nature, open to conflict. The power dynamic between the two groups is unequal and their […]

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Lawyers’ lost scruples highlighted in RAF ruling

By Kim Hawkey – Editor Following the festive season each year, South Africans are reminded of the tragedies that occur on our roads throughout the year, especially during the year-end […]

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