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COP17 Climate Law Conference

Report by Kim Hawkey To tie in with the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) that took place in Durban […]

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Alabama Lawyers Association and BLA compare notes

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Gauteng branch of the Black Lawyers Association (BLA) and the Alabama Lawyers Association Judicial Council recently held a joint dinner in Sandton where the two bodies compared […]

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CCMA reflects on current labour market

By Nomfundo Manyathi Chairperson of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution, Sipho Pityana, spoke about the South African labour market at a Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and […]

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Competition Act under the spotlight at Competition Committee breakfast

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Competition Committee of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces hosted its annual breakfast at the Sandton Convention Centre late last year. Guest speakers at the event […]

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Train the trainer

A three-day training workshop to ‘train the trainer’ in civil dispute mediation was held in Johannesburg from 8 to 10 January. The workshop, titled ‘Preparing for and presenting in civil […]

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Launch of court-based mediation pilot project

By Mapula Sedutla Approximately seven years of hard work has culminated in the Rules Board for Courts of Law celebrating the launch of its Mediation Pilot Project, which will see […]

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Opportunity to nominate judicial candidates

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has called for nominations to fill 14 judicial vacancies. In its call for nominations, the JSC said there were vacancies for one judge […]

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Attorney ranks among SA’s best athletes

By Nomfundo Manyathi Llewelyn Curlewis, one of the newly appointed vice-presidents of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces, was recently named the University of Pretoria’s Male Road Athlete of the […]

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New Short-Term Insurance Ombudsman

By Nomfundo Manyathi Former attorney Dennis Jooste has been appointed as the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance with effect from 1 January 2012. Mr Jooste is a retired partner of Bowman Gilfillan, […]

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Land Claims Court Judge President’s death mourned

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Judge President of the Land Claims Court, Fikile Bam, passed away on 18 December 2011. The 74-year-old died following a battle with cancer. Judge President Bam […]

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