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Department of Justice supports Wills Week

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held its annual National Wills Week from 17 to 21 September. Wills Week affords South Africans the opportunity to have […]

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Contemporary challenges facing law clinics

By Stephan van der Merwe The Stellenbosch University Law Clinic (SULC) held a conference in July discussing the contemporary challenges facing South African university law clinics. Before the conference began, […]

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LSSA calls on practitioners to support the Legal Practice Council

By Barbara Whittle On 8 October, at a press conference in Pretoria, the National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) announced the results of the first election for council members […]

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LSSA will continue after implementation of Legal Practice Act

By Barbara Whittle With the imminent implementation of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014, expected to come into operation on 31 October, the four statutory provincial law societies held […]

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LSSA welcomes transparent panel process for appointment of NDPP

By Barbara Whittle In October, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) commended President Cyril Ramaphosa for setting up a panel of independent legal organisations to identify a suitable, fit […]

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People and practices – November 2018

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Hogan Lovells in Johannesburg has two new appointments. Norton Rose Fulbright in Johannesburg has appointed Marelise van der Westhuizen as the Chief Executive Officer. She is a […]

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The deductibility of front-end fees

By Pranith Mehta Front-end fees are not defined in the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (the Act), however, it is ordinarily construed as a fee payable to the lender […]

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Five basic universal principles applicable in the conduct of a candidate attorney

By Francois Terblanche There are many different cultures in South Africa (SA) and one cannot simply choose one culture as being the appropriate ‘one-size-necessarily-fits-all’ culture for the attorneys’ profession. This […]

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Ethics: Time to reassess legal ethics in the changing environment

By Thomas Harban ‘The sad truth is becoming more and more apparent; our profession has seen a steady decline by casting aside established traditions and canons of professional ethics that […]

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People Upliftment Programme providing skills development for the disadvantaged

By Stephen Leinberger Social and economic disparity in South Africa (SA) is a pervasive crisis that will take generations to correct. It is not only a matter of public policy, […]

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