Feature Articles

Reconsidering final judgments – the injustice in justice

By Ndivhuwo Ishmel Moleya It is widely accepted that there is no such thing as a perfect justice system. Court decisions are not entirely faultless, just as judges are not […]

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Renunciation of benefits from a will: Who is a ‘spouse’?

By Dr Fareed Moosa From time to time testamentary heirs renounce the benefits conferred by a testator in a last will and testament. When this occurs, s 2C(1) of the […]

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Training obligations in terms of FICA

  By Nkateko Nkhwashu The Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001 (FICA) came into effect in 2002. FICA, among others, made provision for the training of employees of accountable […]

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Dangers inherent in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

  By Jason de Mink Cryptocurrencies are not illegal per se and are regularly utilised by consumers to perform highly secure and rapid funds transfers across national borders without being […]

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The rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

By Jason de Mink Ongoing innovation creates opportunities to improve the general wellbeing of mankind but with the advent of new technologies also comes great challenges for nations and their […]

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Diplomatic law: Service of process on foreign defendants

By Riaan de Jager Members of the public or businesses often transact with diplomatic missions (ie, embassies or high commissions), consular posts (eg, consulate-general, consulates, consular agencies, trade offices, etcetera) […]

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Overview of air quality regulatory developments

By Alecia Pienaar Even though climate change has been on the agenda since 1993 when South Africa (SA) first became a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate […]

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What do you call practising attorneys trading as estate agents?

By Maartens Heynike The practice of attorneys trading as estate agents is nothing new. From times immemorial attorneys have, together with their other services, applied their skills and expertise in […]

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Simulated agreements: Dressing up transactions

By Chantelle Humphries and Don Mahon The application of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (the NCA) can have onerous consequences for money lenders. It requires strict compliance with […]

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Providing legal aid to indigent mental health care users

By Moffat Ndou Section 15 of the Mental Health Care Act 17 of 2002 (MHCA) provides that a mental health care user is entitled to representation, including a legal representative. […]

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