Feature Articles

Legalisation and Apostillisation: A guide for the authentication of public documents for use abroad

By Riaan de Jager A large number of South Africans regularly travel overseas, either temporarily or on a permanent basis where they will have to produce various public documents abroad. […]

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The rescission of divorce orders: A note of caution to courts

By James D Lekhuleni There is no doubt that the rescission and variation of divorce orders in our courts has not been easy. One important question that our courts have […]

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Joint estates: Clarification on the alienation of assets

By Jerome Veldsman and Roxanne Ker Section 11(1) of the Matrimonial Property Act 88 of 1984 (the Act) repealed the marital power that included the right of a husband in […]

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Prosecute or we will! Is the single prosecuting authority under threat?

By Clement Marumoagae This article evaluates circumstances under which private organisations can institute private prosecutions in South Africa (SA), using AfriForum as a case study. Section 179 of the Constitution […]

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Retirement benefit payments used for child maintenance

By Clement Marumoagae Child maintenance is a common law duty entrusted on each parent in line with their relative means and circumstances and the needs of the child from time […]

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Are your hands tied when it comes to cyber harassment?

By Amanda Manyame With the dawn of social media and the increased use of digital mediums for communication, a number of unwelcome negativities came along, such as – cyberbullying; cyberstalking; […]

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Anti-money laundering: National Treasury’s proposal to establish and lead an inter-departmental committee

By Nkateko Nkhwashu The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body that sets policies to counter money laundering and terrorist financing. It implores its member countries to strive […]

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Factors to be considered when making costs awards in labour matters

By Deon Mouton The Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) states that a commissioner may make a costs order in accordance with the requirements of law and fairness, in […]

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Nurturing the land: Is it necessary to amend s 25 of the Constitution for land reform?

By Kevin Hopkins and Carl Adendorff The Constitutional Review Committee recently called on the public to comment on whether s 25 needs to be amended to allow for the expropriation […]

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Road Accident Fund ‘direct claims’ versus public interest

                    By Gert Nel The Road Accident Fund (RAF) proudly runs a campaign called ‘RAF on the Road’, which forms part […]

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