Feature Articles

‘Divorce’ of cohabitees: Can pension benefits be shared?

By Deborah Escott-Watson It is becoming increasingly common for people to eschew the traditional concept of marriage and instead opt to cohabit without getting married. As the Domestic Partnership Bill […]

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Choosing the right expert in a medical negligence case

‘How do you ensure that the opinion of your expert is favourably considered?’ By Maud Letzler As the sun sets on personal injury law as we know it in South […]

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Continuing professional development on its way

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) will soon be introducing continuing professional development (CPD) for attorneys. CPD is the ongoing process of knowledge and skills transfer, […]

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Child maintenance after a parent’s death

By Themba Alfred Ndaba Parenthood automatically results in the obligation of a parent to support a child (DSP Cronje and J Heaton South African Family Law 2ed (Durban: LexisNexis 2004) […]

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Impact of the Consumer Protection Act in the health care context

By Pat van den Heever Imagine the following scenario: Patient A presents himself at the rooms of Dr F, a specialist physician. Patient A has been referred to Dr F […]

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The potential of court-based mediation

By Barney Jordaan Following an initiative started by the office of the previous Chief Justice in 2003, the Justice Department is going ahead with the introduction of court-based mediation in […]

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Sustainable development in the petroleum sector

By Kuvashen Padayachee The goal of sustainable development is to create the conditions necessary for long-term sustainability for present and future generations. It requires accommodation by economic development, social justice […]

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Restrictions on disclosure of without prejudice offers

By HJ Erasmus Rule 34 of the Uniform Rules of Court deals with offers made unconditionally or without prejudice in an attempt to settle a case. An unconditional offer is […]

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Section 122 disclosures of acquisitions and disposals of securities

By Alvino van Schalkwyk The commencement of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 introduced a new obligation with regard to the acquisition and disposal of securities in certain companies. Section […]

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The rise of electronic discovery

By Brendan Hughes Since the turn of the millennium, anyone practising the art of written communication would have observed that fewer and fewer documents land in wooden in-trays on expansive […]

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