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The Consumer Protection Act in the medical setting

By Kim Hawkey The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA), medical experts in court and malpractice in psychiatry and psychology were the topics of a recent seminar hosted by the […]

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Cape Town Candidate Attorneys Association annual auction

The Cape Town Candidate Attorneys Association (CTCAA) held its annual auction in June 2012. This year a portion of the proceeds will be used to provide sporting gear and equipment […]

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An African perspective on human rights and business

By Nomfundo Manyathi Pan-African non-governmental organisation Africa Legal Aid (Afla) and Johannesburg law firm Webber Wentzel partnered to host a recent human rights and business conference, which took place in Johannesburg […]

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Justice Department briefs portfolio committee on Legal Practice Bill

By Nomfundo Manyathi Shortly after the Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012) (the Bill) was introduced in parliament at the end of May, the Justice Department provided an overview of the […]

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Concerns about quality of LLB degree

By Nomfundo Manyathi A recent study conducted by financial services provider PPS has confirmed previously raised concerns that the current LLB degree does not sufficiently prepare graduates for a career […]

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Clarity on punishment for sexual offences

By Nomfundo Manyathi On 15 June the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld an appeal of the decision of the Western Cape High Court in Director of Public Prosecutions, Western […]

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Executive committee of the Association of Pretoria Attorneys

The members of the 2011/2012 executive committee of the Association of Pretoria Attorneys are, back, from left: Karen van Niekerk, Jodie van Broekhuizen, Kingsley Ramarumo, Llewelyn Curlewis, Tiaan Joubert, Stephan […]

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Justice, Crime Prevention and Security cluster update

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Jeff Radebe, recently held a media briefing to provide progress on the various performance outputs of the Justice, Crime Prevention […]

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2012 SAIIPL council

The 2012 council of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) was elected late last year. It consists of: Back, from left: Colin Mackenzie (vice-president), Marie-Louise Grobler (executive […]

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Alexandra community benefits from constitutional law and human rights training

By Nomfundo Manyathi Fourteen Alexandra community members have graduated after completing a five-month programme on constitutional law and human rights. The graduation ceremony was held at law firm ENS’s pro […]

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