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Legal Aid SA shares expertise and guidance with Sierra Leone on its legal aid system

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Legal Aid South Africa (Legal Aid SA) provided expertise and guidance to Sierra Leone in setting up their legal aid system. In a press release, Legal Aid […]

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Minister gazettes threshold for major B-BBEE transactions

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, published a notice in the Government Gazette on the threshold for major Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) transactions. The notice was […]

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FISA submission to the Davis Tax Committee on possible forms of wealth tax

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA), made a submission to the Davis Tax Committee (DTC), on the desirability and feasibility of possible forms of wealth tax, […]

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Withdrawal of accreditation – response from universities

By Kgomotso Ramotsho In the May issue of De Rebus, the editor’s note ‘Legal education in crisis’ 2017 (May) DR 3 focussed on the quality of the LLB qualification. This […]

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Office of the Chief Justice receives an unqualified audit outcome

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Justice Minister, Michael Masutha, commended the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) for the unqualified audit outcome. Minister Masutha was addressing the National Assembly, in Cape Town […]

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Future of the legal profession discussed at BLA NGM

By Mapula Sedutla In May, the Black Lawyers Association (BLA) held its national general meeting (NGM) in East London under the theme ‘Determination of the future of the legal profession […]

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AFF employee graduates with an LLB

By Mapula Sedutla Through a bursary afforded by the Attorneys Fidelity Fund (AFF), 39-year-old Ricardo Richards graduated with an LLB degree on 14 June. Mr Richards, who has always dreamt […]

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The state of the profession discussed at LSSA AGM

By Mapula Sedutla The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held its annual general meeting (AGM) on 21 and 22 April in Port Elizabeth under the theme: ‘The state of […]

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Chief Justice to be more vigilant on courts performances

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng, said that the National Efficiency Enhancement Committee had set up a committee of judges in February, which includes members of the Office of […]

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Judge Mabel Jansen resigned amid disciplinary process by the JSC

By Kgomotso Ramotsho In a statement released by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, the department said Judge Mabel Jansen wrote to President Jacob Zuma and the Minister of […]

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