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LSSA highlights inconsistencies in Draft National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Amendment Bill

By Barbara Whittle Published in November 2011, the Bill is aimed, among other things, at clarifying coastal public property and the ownership of structures erected on and in coastal public […]

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South African Languages Bill must ensure parity of esteem of all official languages

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) response to the South African Languages Bill – submitted at the end of November 2011 – was based on the […]

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LSSA and GCB to draft joint submissions on Legal Practice Bill

By Barbara Whittle At a meeting at the end of January 2012, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and the General Council of the Bar (GCB) agreed to set […]

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CCMA receives gold in Public Sector Excellence Awards

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has come out tops in the 2011 Public Service Excellence Awards, where it won gold for sector excellence in […]

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Languages Bill before parliament

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile, recently held a press briefing in Pretoria to discuss the draft Languages Bill (23 of 2011), which is currently before […]

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Challenges in administrative justice to be tackled

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Administrative Justice Association of South Africa (AdJASA), a voluntary association of lawyers and administrators, combined its launch in January with a workshop on challenges to administrative justice. […]

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University of Pretoria to represent South Africa at international moot court competition

By Mapula Sedutla Law students from the University of Pretoria (UP) have won the right to represent South Africa at the international rounds of the 2012 Philip C Jessup International Law […]

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New anti-corruption watchdog launched

By Nomfundo Manyathi An independent, non-profit institute, Corruption Watch (CW), has been launched to assist in combating crime. The institute was launched at Constitution Hill in January at an event that […]

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Goodbye to silk?

By Kim Hawkey Johannesburg advocate Roshnee Mansingh won no small victory last month when her application to declare that the President has no constitutional power to confer senior counsel status on […]

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Time to reassess

By Kim Hawkey – Editor The glamorous picture of the attorney in his designer suit, sleek car and plush offices created by society’s perception of lawyers and exaggerated by overseas […]

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