Feature Articles

Are business rescue practitioners adequately regulated?

By Rezen Papaya Tremendous strides have been made towards the regulation of business rescue practitioners. The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) currently issues conditional licences to business rescue practitioners […]

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Navigating the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008

By Neels Coertse The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA) came into force on 1 April 2011. It is here to stay and it regulates the relationship between a […]

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Does s 14 of the CPA create an unreasonable disadvantage to the owner?

By Cilna Steyn The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA) has had a substantial impact on the rental property market since its commencement on 31 March 2011. More specifically […]

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Personal data on the Internet – can POPI protect you?

By Nthupang Magolego It is a general practice of many Internet users to enter their names on Internet search engines in order to see what appears or is stored under […]

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Deducting amounts from salaries and failing to pay – employers brought to book by the law

By Clement Marumoagae There are employers in South Africa who deduct retirement fund contributions from their employees’ salaries but fail to pay them over to the relevant retirement funds as […]

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Does PAJA still form part of the legislative puzzle?

By Bayethe Maswazi Section 33(1) of the Constitution guarantees every citizen the right to a lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair administrative action. Section 33(3) further enjoins the legislature to enact […]

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Report: Transformation of the legal profession

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) in partnership with the Foundation for Human Rights has released its final research report on the Transformation of the Legal […]

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Who is in charge? Power struggle between the developer and body corporate

By Marina Constas Legal representatives acting on behalf of developers in opening sectional title registers display a fair amount of dexterity when faced with what could be thought of as […]

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Calculating legal costs: Changing the way we charge

By Gerhard Buchner Clause 35 of the Legal Practice Bill (the Bill) will lead to the close scrutiny of the charging of legal fees by attorneys and advocates, as well […]

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The link between the Legal Practice Bill and access to justice

By Jacques Halbert The State has a Constitutional mandate to take progressive measures towards realising the rights contained in the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is a cornerstone […]

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