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NADEL delegation attends X Colloquium for the release of the Cuban Five

A National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) delegation attended the X Colloquium on the release of the Cuban Five in Havana, Cuba during September. The conference was attended by 166 […]

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SAULCA winter workshop

By Marc Welgemoed The South African University Law Clinics Association (SAULCA), (formerly known as Association of University Legal Aid Institution (AULAI)), held a winter workshop in Muldersdrift earlier this year. […]

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New AIIF contact details

The Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund (AIIF) has moved out of the Aon building in Sandton and is now based in Centurion at the Attorneys Fidelity Fund’s new office. Physical address: […]

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Pro bono attorneys acknowledged

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Probono.Org held its inaugural Pro Bono Awards in Johannesburg on 7 October to highlight and acknowledge the work done by individuals and firms in the private legal […]

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Attorney wins Sacci Woman in Business award

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Gauteng attorney, Jolène Leeuwner-Maritz, who is a partner at Leeuwner Maritz Attorneys, has won the 6th annual South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) Woman in […]

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Over 447 000 SA citizens given free legal representation in 2013/14 financial year

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Legal Aid South Africa served 776 301 people in the 2013/14 financial year. This is according to Legal Aid SA chief executive officer, Vidhu Vedalankar’s, report to […]

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Electronic wills discussed at FISA conference

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA) held its 4th Annual conference in Illovo, Johannesburg on 18 September. The theme of this year’s conference was: ‘Are you […]

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How deferential to government are the courts?

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) of the University of Cape Town held a discussion on two research reports in Cape Town on 2 October. The […]

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SA Public Protector and Swedish counterpart compare notes

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, hosted her Swedish counterpart, Chief Parliamentary Ombudsman, Elisabet Fura, during a roundtable discussion on the role of the ombudsman on 7 October in […]

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Cape attorney rows from Morocco to New York

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Cape Town attorney, Vasti Geldenhuys, has claimed the title of being the only woman from the African continent to have rowed across any ocean, a title she […]

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