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Compliance in bank matters

By Felix Majoni Banks perform a crucial role in every economy. Chief among these are the provision of financing for commercial enterprises, basic financial services to the general public and, […]

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Business rescue and the moratorium on legal proceedings

By Hendrik Beukes This article considers the meaning and effect of the moratorium placed on legal proceedings when a company has launched business rescue proceedings in terms of the new […]

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Scope of the state attorney’s role when acting in the governmental interest

‘It is in the governmental interest to represent organs of state involved in litigation.’ By Ian Gough In terms of s 3(3) of the State Attorney Act 56 of 1957, […]

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Piercing the corporate veil under the New Companies Act

Is s 20(9) read with s 218 a codification of the common law concept or is it further reaching? By Nicolene Schoeman Before the Companies Act 71 of 2008 was […]

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The law of contract, the Consumer Protection Act and medical malpractice law

By Maud Letzler Exclusionary clauses have long formed part of the large volume of contracts that legal professionals deal with on a daily basis. Legal professionals themselves have no doubt […]

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Deadlines to note: Business rescue and practice management training

By Barbara Whittle The deadline to register for the second intake for the Unisa/Legal Education and Development (LEAD) Business Rescue course starting in July is 29 June 2012. Further information […]

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LSSA publishes e-mail guidelines to assist practitioners to void and manage the risks of electronic communication

By Barbara Whittle Often e-mails or the documents attached to e-mails will, by the nature of the work done by attorneys, be confidential and, in certain circumstances, it is important […]

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LSSA launches empowerment and young legal practitioners’ initiatives

By Barbara Whittle Earlier this year the LSSA launched two initiatives, one aimed at empowering small law firms and the other creating a forum for young lawyers to air their […]

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LSSA and Competition Commission agree to continue engagement process

By Barbara Whittle At a meeting in April 2012 the Competition Commission and council members of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) agreed and committed themselves – as far […]

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FAMAC executive committee

FAMAC’s trained mediators work together with divorcing or separating couples; their role being to reduce conflict by helping the couple to consider the issues that need to be settled and […]

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