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Employment law update – A second bite at the proverbial cherry

Gauteng Shared Services Centre v Titus Sello Ditsamai (LAC) (unreported case no JA44/09, 7-12-2011) (Davis JA) By Moksha Naidoo In the case of MEC, Department of Education, KwaZulu-Natal v Khumalo […]

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Employment law update – Appeals against exception rulings

By Talita Laubscher The applicant in Charlton v Parliament of the RSA [2011] 12 BLLR 1143 (SCA) was employed as the chief financial officer of parliament, which position he held […]

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Taxation of capital distributions to change yet again

By Barry Ger Since 1 October 2001 the sale of shares in a company held as capital assets may attract capital gains tax (CGT) if the proceeds from those shares […]

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When a beneficiary predeceases a life insurance policy holder

PPS Insurance Company Ltd and Others v Mkhabela (SCA) (unreported case no 159/2011,14-11-2011) (Cachalia JA) By Dwight Buys The life assured is the person whose life is insured under a […]

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The law reports – March 2012

Heinrich Shulze BLC LLB (UP) LLD (Unisa) is a professor of law at Unisa. January 2012 (1) The South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 318); [2011] 4 The All […]

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Choosing the right expert in a medical negligence case

‘How do you ensure that the opinion of your expert is favourably considered?’ By Maud Letzler As the sun sets on personal injury law as we know it in South […]

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Continuing professional development on its way

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) will soon be introducing continuing professional development (CPD) for attorneys. CPD is the ongoing process of knowledge and skills transfer, […]

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Child maintenance after a parent’s death

By Themba Alfred Ndaba Parenthood automatically results in the obligation of a parent to support a child (DSP Cronje and J Heaton South African Family Law 2ed (Durban: LexisNexis 2004) […]

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Impact of the Consumer Protection Act in the health care context

By Pat van den Heever Imagine the following scenario: Patient A presents himself at the rooms of Dr F, a specialist physician. Patient A has been referred to Dr F […]

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The potential of court-based mediation

By Barney Jordaan Following an initiative started by the office of the previous Chief Justice in 2003, the Justice Department is going ahead with the introduction of court-based mediation in […]

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