Opinions

Service in the superior courts

By Danie van Loggerenberg On 27 July 2012 uniform rule of court 4A, dealing with the delivery of documents and notices, came into operation. On 23 August 2013 the Superior […]

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Calculating loss of support claims

By Ivan Kramer If a dependant is compensated for the loss of support by a breadwinner, does the dependant receive the support that would have been received had the accident […]

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Debt collection – Repealing ss 57 and 58 of Magistrates’ Courts Act will be shortsighted

By Chris Kotzé I write this opinion piece in reaction to the article ‘Cashing in on collections’ by Gerhard Buchner and CJ Hartzenberg in the July issue of De Rebus […]

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Balancing deprivation of liberty & quantum of damages

By Thulani Nkosi There has been a general acknowledgment by the courts that the right to liberty is one of the most important rights afforded to a person. This has […]

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A fine line – Advertising and attorneys

By Edrick Roux As an attorney, one practises in a highly competitive environment. In addition to the inherent difficulties of practising in a field that requires long hours, intelligence and […]

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Suretyship and debt review

By Nthupang Magolego The debt review phenomenon has sparked much controversy and debate in the legal fraternity and the credit industry at large. Another point that could soon emerge as […]

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Debt collection practitioners – the biggest threat to debt collection practices

By Peter Rafferty The old joke goes that 95% of lawyers give the other 5% a bad name. Although this may hold true in many scenarios, this desperate and angry […]

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Transformation, independence and poor ‘products’ of the LLB

By Judge Phineas Mojapelo The attorneys’ profession occupies an important position in the legal life of society. Yours is a profession that serves most of the time as a point […]

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Distortion of the law

A comment on the SCA judgment in FirstRand Bank Ltd v National Lotteries Board 2008 (4) SA 548 (SCA) By Joe Louw During March 2008 the Supreme Court of Appeal […]

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Transformation of the judicial system

By Victor Dercksen In any scientific research, it is a sine qua non that there must be absolute agreement in respect of the keywords relating to the subject postulated. If […]

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