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Have your say on transformation of the judicial system

By Nomfundo Manyathi Justice Minister Jeff Radebe recently released a discussion document on transformation of the judicial system and the judiciary, which included an outline of the proposed assessment of […]

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Access to information is the oxygen of democracy – Justice Ngcobo

By Nomfundo Manyathi The theme of the second annual Constitutional Conference, which recently took place in Johannesburg, was ‘Freedom of information and freedom of expression: The bedrock of democracy.’ Speakers […]

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Public hearings on State Information Bill

By Nomfundo Manyathi The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) held public hearings on the Protection of State Information Bill (B6 of 2010) (the Bill) from the end of January to the […]

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Cape Law Society

Last year the Cape Law Society’s Wills, Estates and Trusts Committee opened a help desk at the Cape Town Master’s Office to assist members of the public in reporting deceased […]

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Social media challenges for the legal profession

By Nomfundo Manyathi The International Bar Association (IBA) has published a report titled ‘The impact of online social networking on the legal profession and practice’, which examines the role of social […]

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CCMA receives gold in Public Sector Excellence Awards

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has come out tops in the 2011 Public Service Excellence Awards, where it won gold for sector excellence in […]

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Languages Bill before parliament

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile, recently held a press briefing in Pretoria to discuss the draft Languages Bill (23 of 2011), which is currently before […]

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Challenges in administrative justice to be tackled

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Administrative Justice Association of South Africa (AdJASA), a voluntary association of lawyers and administrators, combined its launch in January with a workshop on challenges to administrative justice. […]

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University of Pretoria to represent South Africa at international moot court competition

By Mapula Sedutla Law students from the University of Pretoria (UP) have won the right to represent South Africa at the international rounds of the 2012 Philip C Jessup International Law […]

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New anti-corruption watchdog launched

By Nomfundo Manyathi An independent, non-profit institute, Corruption Watch (CW), has been launched to assist in combating crime. The institute was launched at Constitution Hill in January at an event that […]

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