Opinions

Driver’s licence: A barrier preventing entry into the attorneys’ profession

By Clement Marumoagae The South African government, South African universities, the legal profession, as well as various sectors of our society continuously engage the debate relating to the transformation of […]

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Is a legal opinion an objective analysis (and an interpretation) of a legal position or praise-worship song?

By Nkateko Nkhwashu We live in an era of media sensationalism and televised court cases. With all this comes a need for people, as well as institutions (private and public) […]

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From LLB to admission – are there any guarantees?

By Kyle Stephen Abrahams Studying towards becoming an attorney can be an exciting and rewarding career. Students are told that once they obtain their law degrees that a bright and […]

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Appropriate contact and maintenance guidelines for sperm donors

The South African Law Reform Commission Project 110 Review of the Child Care Act Report (2002) recommended that all legal ties be severed in the case of gamete donors. As […]

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Have we been underemphasising public participation?

By Martin van Staden Public participation in the affairs of government is democracy in action. Government receives a general mandate once every five years, however, public participation serves to legitimise […]

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Pregnant and out of school contracts – untenable

By Nicholas Mgedeza It is well known that within both the public and private school system, there are schoolgirls that fall pregnant during their tenure as students. This has culminated […]

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Mbatha v Road Accident Fund: A judgment in disarray

By Mzukisi Ndabeni In Mbatha v Road Accident Fund 2017 (1) SA 442 (GJ), the court disallowed costs at the preliminary stage of the proceedings. The court refused to award […]

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Being a South African attorney in a conservative world

By Bouwer van Niekerk We live in a weird world. A world where a man that has never previously held political office is now the commander-in-chief of the most powerful […]

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South Africa/Russia nuclear power deal: A mockery of the constitutional procurement principles

By Dr Prenisha Sugudhav-Sewpersadh On 21 September 2014 South Africa (SA) entered into an international government agreement with Russia pertaining to the purchase of 9.6GW of electricity to be generated […]

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The ‘intrusive’ Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill 2015

By Nkateko Nkhwashu Gaps have been noted within the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001 (FICA). This was through a peer review exercise or mutual evaluation done by the […]

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