Opinions

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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Candidate attorneys finding the first rung on the corporate ladder

By Matthew Schoonraad The prerequisites to becoming a proficient director at an upmarket corporate law firm usually includes years of experience as an associate, time spent in court or at […]

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Medical malpractice: The other side

By Patrick van den Heever There has been a sharp increase in both the number and value of medical negligence claims in South Africa (SA). Medical malpractice liability is incurred […]

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Noise in Parliament: The right to make opposition

By Saul Leal ‘I will not cause the arrest of any colleague, no matter the level of my irritation,’ said Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, by introducing the debate on […]

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