Feature Articles

More clarity on pro bono under Legal Practice Act

By Erica Emdon This article looks at whether the provisions relating to community services contained in s 29 of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (the LPA) have addressed […]

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Time heals all wounds – the law of Prescription in medical negligence

By Lekwalo Jones Ditsela The purpose of the Prescription Act 68 of 1969 (the Act) is to bring about certainty and finality to disputes. The purpose of the Act is […]

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Letting time fly … common law and the waiver of prescription

By Johan van der Merwe Most textbooks conclude that the waiver of prescription (in the form of an undertaking or term of an agreement not to raise the defence of […]

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Flying into new heights – damages claims arising from contraventions of the Competition Act

By Malcolm Ratz The Competition Tribunal and Competition Appeal Court have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate whether conduct is in contravention of the provisions of the Competition Act 89 of 1998. […]

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Pension interest – is there a need to plead a claim?

By Clement Marumoagae This article addresses the topic on which I have received various requests from magistrates, attorneys and advocates to provide legal opinions on several occasions. The question is: […]

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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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