Practice Notes

A cart before the horse or the other way round?

Amendment of the schedules of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act By Nkateko Nkhwashu The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an independent intergovernmental body that promotes policies to protect the […]

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Does the Constitutional Court have plenary (unlimited) appeal jurisdiction?

By Derek Harms SC As editor of Harms DR Civil Procedure in the Superior Courts (Durban: LexisNexis), I was recently told by a subscriber that the publication did not consider […]

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POPI: Compliance v defiance

By Sasha Beharilal There has been a buzz around the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI), which was promulgated in 2013, but it has not been in […]

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Rule 35(12) of the Uniform Rules: Be wary

By Mzuvukile Sirenya and Carl van Rooyen Rule 35(12) of the Uniform Rules stands alone from the other discovery provisions under r 35 in that the wording does not require […]

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Dog owners beware: Strict liability for dog attacks

By Kristen Wagner Incidences of dog attacks and dog bite injuries are on the rise in South Africa (SA). In the months of August and September, four separate dog attack […]

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Addendum to ‘Step-by-step guide to residential housing eviction proceedings in the magistrate’s court’

By Lebogang Raborife-Nchabeleng The Magistrates’ Courts Rules do not compel a procedure differing from the High Court in eviction proceedings. Theart and Another v Minnaar NO; Senekal v Winskor 174 […]

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Reckless credit – both sides of the story

By Kris Harmse One of the purposes of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (as amended) (the Act) as set out in its preamble, is ‘to promote responsible credit […]

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No more delays on criminal trials

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The office of the Judge President Gauteng Division of the High Courts of South Africa, released a new Practice Note that intends to remove unnecessary delays in […]

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Young attorneys as brands

By Kim Pietersen The expression, ‘starting at the bottom of the food chain’, is a familiar tune to any candidate attorney. Having just graduated from law school, one steps into […]

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Protection of ‘minority shareholders’ from oppressive or prejudicial conduct under s 163 of the Companies Act: Has anything really changed?

By Siphephelo Mbuli The Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Act) regulates the legal relationship between the company, as a separate legal entity with its own legal persona (s 19(2)) […]

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